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.
Sheriff's Office Releases Videos Of Inmates Attacking Jail GuardsThe Cook County Sheriff’s Office has released several videos showing inmates attacking guards at Cook County Jail
Ceremony Planned For Desecrated Remains From Burr Oak CemeteryA re-internment ceremony is scheduled for the human remains and grave items recovered when desecration was found in 2009 at a cemetery in suburban Chicago.
Sheriff: Man Tried To Abduct Boy In Northwest SuburbsThe incident occurred around 9 a.m. near the 10000 block of Holly Lane when a man who appeared to be holding a knife told a 10-year-old boy to “come here.”
Sheriff Releases Videos Of Excessive Force Against Cook County Jail InmatesInmates being dragged, manhandled, and forced to the ground; Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has released six videos showing deputies using excessive force, saying the public has the right to know.

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