Cook County Sheriff’s Department

Police, Prosecutors, Welfare Groups Launch New Campaign Against Sex Trafficking

Although numbers are vague, the crime of human trafficking presents a real challenge to law enforcement and welfare agencies, who have teamed up to try to raise awareness of troubled children who end up being manipulated or forced into prostitution.


Steven Jones, allegedly tried to avoid police by crawling down stairs. (Cook County Sheriff)

Police: Deadbeat Dad Crawled Down Stairs To Avoid Arrest

Steven Jones, 36, who owes $76,228 in past-due payments, was found hiding in a basement.


Heriberto Ramirez (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

45 Years For Man Who Killed Wife In Front Of Daughter

A northwest suburban man was sentenced to 45 years in prison Friday for fatally stabbing his wife in front of their 9-year-old daughter on Valentine’s Day last year.


One of the dogs rescued from a dog fight in south suburban Dolton. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

8 Men Charged In Connection With Busted Dolton Dog Fight

The men were all charged with a felony count of attending or patronizing a dog fight and were being held on bail Sunday, according to a release from the Cook County Sheriff’s office.


Taneil Curtis (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Woman Who Abducted Son –Twice — Found In Memphis

Taneil Curtis allegedly abducted her baby Nov. 7 during a state-supervised visit, prompting Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to question the state’s child-welfare agency. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.