'Significant Discipline' Expected From Sheriff's Timesheet Fraud ProbeThe Cook County Sheriff's office said "significant discipline" is expected in the next week or so, when it wraps up the first part of a lengthy investigation into allegations of timesheet fraud by deputies and supervisors.
Jail Job Offer "On Hold" For Wife Of Cop In Laquan McDonald KillingThe Cook County Sheriff’s office said it has not revoked a job offer to the wife of indicted Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, but only put the hiring on hold to make sure it’s a safe fit.
Blame Game Continues Over Released Accused MurdererThe Cook County Sheriff and the Illinois Department of Corrections are still blaming each other for letting Garrett Glover go free.
Foxx: Some Nonviolent Cook County Inmates Might Get Out Of Jail FreeA few dozen inmates who remain locked up in Cook County Jail because they’re too poor to post their relatively low bonds may be out soon under a new program State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced for indigent, nonviolent offenders Wednesday.
Off-Duty Cook County Sheriff’s Officer Among 3 Shot In Gold CoastAn off-duty Cook County sheriff’s officer working security at a Gold Coast bar was among three men shot in a fight near a parking garage early Saturday on the Near North Side.
Backpage Executives Decline To Testify On Child Sex Trafficking ReportBackpage.com took down its adult advertising section this week, and officials declined to testify before a U.S. Senate subcommittee, in the face of a blistering report accusing the website of facilitating child sex trafficking.
Backpage.com Shuts Down ‘Adult’ Ads After Senate Committee ReportThe owners of Backpage.com on Monday shut down the “adult” section on the online-classified advertising site, just hours after a U.S. Senate committee released a report that found the site knowingly aided users in posting ads for prostitution and child sex trafficking.
Woman Held With No Bond For Incomplete Community Service In 1994 A recent audit of jail inmates turned up a Chicago woman who'd been held for seven weeks without bond, and she was only accused of not completing court-ordered community service almost 23 years ago.
Cook County Sheriff Sets Up Hate Crime And Discrimination HotlineSheriff Tom Dart said hate crimes have been on the rise in recent years, and some people have been emboldened even more in recent weeks.
Man Briefly Escapes Custody After Court Appearance On Far South SideA Cook County Jail detainee got a brief taste of freedom after a court appearance Wednesday morning.
Sheriff Tom Dart Wants Ability To Seek Lower Bails For PoorCurrently, 271 people in the jail need $1,000 or less to get out of the jail but don’t have it.
'Sick And Tired' Of Shootings, Police Ramp Up Patrols For Holiday WeekendWith 24 people shot within 24 hours from Thursday into Friday, Chicago police were worried about a potentially bloody 4th of July holiday weekend.