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A total of 20 guns were taken from a person who had a revoked FOID card. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Sheriff Seizes Guns From Owners With Revoked FOID Cards

As part of an overall crackdown on illegal gun ownership, Cook County sheriff’s deputies found one man was still in possession of 20 weapons despite having his firearms ID revoked.

04/30/2013

Jenelle Barton (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

Drunken Woman Enters Wrong Home, Bites Cop Who Tries To Remove Her

On the way to a squad car, Jenelle Barton kicked a police sergeant in the chest and bit another on the right hand. The bitten officer was taken to a hospital for treatment.

04/29/2013

Chicago police display some of the more than 300 guns seized in the city in the first two weeks of 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Dart Pushes Suburbs To Sign Up For Gun-Tracing Program

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart wants all suburban police departments in the county to be part of a federal tracing program for guns seized during crimes.

04/29/2013

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Women Charged With Trafficking Teen Girl Online

Two Wisconsin women who used a website to promote an “escort” service that was actually a front to prostitute a juvenile girl have been charged with human trafficking, according to police.

04/12/2013

Timothy Evans

Evans: ‘No Question’ Witnesses Have Been Killed After Courtroom Cell Phone Recordings

Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans on Friday defended the decision to begin implementing a ban on cell phones and other electronic communication at courthouses, saying he’s concerned about witnesses being intimidated, or worse.

04/12/2013

John Wayne Gacy

FBI Checking Gacy Travel Records For Links To Unsolved Murders

The search for more possible victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy is now in the hands of the FBI.

WBBM Newsradio–04/10/2013

Alan Baker (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

Police: Janitor Stole Laptop, Called Tech Support For Help

Alan Baker, 35, of the 13000 block of South Houston Avenue, was on a temporary assignment at the EPA office at the time a laptop and two smartphones were stolen in December.

03/28/2013

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is warning owners of foreclosed buildings not to send out illegal eviction notices ordering renters to move out before the 90-day timeframe required by law. (Credit: CBS)

Dart Demands Halt To Illegal Eviction Notices

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and neighborhood groups teamed up Wednesday to fight against companies they claim are trying to deceive renters and even board up the foreclosed buildings where they still legally live.

03/20/2013

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Nearly Full Now, Cook County Jail Could Be Packed This Summer

Cook County Jail is now eight inmates away from full capacity and, we haven’t even hit the summer crime wave.

03/19/2013

Blake Springsteen (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Wanted: Man Suspected Of Beating, Stabbing Mom, Dumping Her In Ditch

Police are looking for a 22-year-old south suburban man suspected of severely beating and stabbing his mother Monday, then driving off after dumping her in a ditch.

03/06/2013

Montez Fulwiley (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Robbing Woman In Ford Heights

Just as a 23-year-old woman was about the close her car door, 21-year-old Montez Fulwiley allegedly pointed a handgun at her, then jammed it into her ribcage and demanded her phone.

02/28/2013

Convicted killer Steven Robbins is taken back into custody on Feb. 1, 2013, two days after Cook County authorities mistakenly set him free. He had been brought to Cook County from Indiana, where he was serving a 60-year sentence for murder, and was not supposed to go free until 2029 at the earliest. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Mistakenly Released Killer Back In Custody

Authorities have captured a convicted murderer from Indiana who was mistakenly released from the Cook County Jail earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2013

Steven L. Robbins (Indiana Dept. of Corrections)

After Killer Is Mistakenly Released, Cook County Officials Play Blame Game

Alvarez said there were no Illinois charges pending against convicted murderer Steven Robbins, because a January 1993 arrest warrant for armed violence and cocaine possession had been dismissed in 2007.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2013

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Dart Seeking Authority To Seize Guns When FOID Cards Revoked

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said Thursday that a former top aide, now serving in the Illinois Senate, will sponsor legislation allowing police to confiscate guns from homes of people who have lost their state permit.

WBBM Newsradio–01/31/2013

Joseph L. Lopez (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Police Seek ‘Armed And Dangerous’ Man Wanted In Beating

Police are looking for Joseph L. Lopez, who is suspected of beating a woman inside a car in an unincorporated area near Palatine.

01/24/2013

Joseph O'Brien, 36, was arrested after loitering near a children's play area in a restaurant, police say. (Cook County Sheriff)

Sex Offender Caught Loitering In Children’s Play Area At McDonald’s: Sheriff

Investigators learned Joseph O’Brien is a registered sex offender – classified as a “sexual predator” – who had been staying at a motel near the restaurant and not at his registered address in Maine Township.

12/28/2012

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office is trying to identify remains found near Cicero in 2008. Sheriff’s Police utilized new 3-D scan technology to help create a facial sketch of what the victim looked like in real life.

Sketch Released Of Skeletal Remains Found Near Cicero

The Cook County Sheriff’s office is seeking help in identifying the skeletal remains of a man found four years ago near west suburban Cicero.

11/16/2012

Michael Marino's mother is questioning whether he was a victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy. (Chicago Sun-Times)

DNA Backs Up Mom’s Doubt: Gacy Victim Misidentified

For decades, Sherry Marino doubted that her son was one of serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s victims — and on Thursday, DNA tests confirmed the remains she received were not her son, her lawyers told the Chicago Sun-Times.

10/25/2012

John Wayne Gacy

Dart Wants To Dig For Gacy Evidence Near Apartment

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has made a new request to the State’s Attorney’s office to search the backyard of a Northwest side apartment building in hopes of finding new evidence in the murders of serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

10/17/2012

Four of ten guitars donated to the Cook County Jail for the "Jail Guitar Doors" program, offering weekly guitar lessons to inmates. (Credit: CBS)

Dart Introduces Guitar Lessons For Jail Inmates

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart used the friendliest possible tone on Thursday to deliver the harshest possible message to inmates as he welcomed another training program to Cook County jail, this one providing guitar lessons.

WBBM Newsradio–10/11/2012

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