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Thurman, 28, of Melrose Park was charged after an investigation into allegations that Thurman was seeking to have the victim and her family in his pending predatory criminal sexual assault charges killed. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Jail Inmate Charged With Murder For Hire

A Melrose Park man being held at the Cook County Jail on charges that he raped an 11-year-old girl is now charged with seeking to hire a hit man to kill the girl, her sister and her mother.

02/09/2013

Brian Thurman (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

Sheriff’s Police Want To Know If Suspect Victimized Other Girls

A west suburban man is behind bars Thursday, charged with having a sexual relationship with an 11-year-old girl, and police believe he may have had contact with other young girls.

01/17/2013

The iWatch app allows smart phone users to send tips about crime to authorities, including photos. (Credit: CBS)

Cook County Getting High-Tech Crime Tip App

A new crime-fighting tool in Cook County might soon be in the palm of your hand.

CBS 2–01/09/2013

Photo Of Cook County Sheriff's Police Patch (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy Says Colleagues Harassed Him Because He’s Gay

A Cook County Sheriff’s deputy has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against his employer, claiming that supervisors have done nothing to stop his co-workers from making his life miserable because he is gay.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2012

Cook County Jail

Jail Inmates: We Were Held An Extra Day Because Of Computer Problem

Five former Cook County Jail inmates are suing the Sheriff’s office.Five former Cook County Jail inmates are suing the Sheriff’s office.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2012

Nikki Bostic-Jones

Corrections Officer Remembered After Hit-And-Run That Took Her Life

Police on Friday morning were questioning a suspect in the deadly hit-and-run crash in which a Cook County corrections officer was killed.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2012

Camnong Bual Ubol (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Former Buddhist Priest Returned To Chicago To Face Sex Abuse Charges

A former Buddhist priest from the southwest suburbs has been brought back to the Chicago area to face charges he sexually assaulted a teenage girl.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2012

Prescription Drugs

Police Urge People To Turn In Old Prescription Drugs

Police are making a big effort this coming weekend to get unused prescription drugs out of people’s homes.

WBBM Newsradio–04/25/2012

Robert Buchanan, a former Cook County corrections officer, is charged with raping an 11-year-old girl in 1997. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Rape Victim Sues Harvey Over Untested Rape Kit

A 25-year-old woman whose rape kit went untested for 10 years sues the city of Harvey.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2012

Texting While Driving

Marist High School Students Warned Of Texting And Driving Dangers

A program at Marist High School in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood Tuesday attempted to teach students the lesson that texting while driving can be deadly.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

Al "Boogie" Clemons

Wisconsin Man Caught In Sting Trying To Sell Dog For Fights

A man came all the way from Wisconsin to sell his pit bull for dogfighting, and he likely won’t be going home anytime soon.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2011

Photo Of Cook County Sheriff's Police Patch (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Women Seducing, Scamming Elderly Men In Suburbs

The Cook County sheriff’s office is warning of a scam targeting elderly men in the suburbs, using middle-aged women to seduce them.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2011

This is a screen grab of video Cook County police shot while seizing an alligator from a south suburban home. (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

4-Foot Alligator Was Chick Magnet, South Suburban Man Tells Police

Dewayne Yarbrough kept the alligator in a fish tank at his Ford Heights residence because “chicks dig it,” he told authorities.

05/06/2011

Burr Oak Dig

More Bodies Found Dumped At Burr Oak Cemetery

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said Monday that archeologists have uncovered bodies and bones in an unused section of the historic Burr Oak Cemetery, in far greater numbers than previously believed.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2011

Darlene White-Yarber

Sheriff’s Office Catches Another Lawyer Impersonator

The Cook County Sheriff’s office has caught someone pretending to be an attorney in real courtrooms – for the second time in six weeks.

CBS Chicago–02/18/2011

Tahir Malik

Sheriff’s Police Bust Fake Lawyer

Tahir Malik of Skokie was a familiar face before several Cook County judges, from Traffic Court to criminal cases. But it turns out he wasn’t really a lawyer.

WBBM Newsradio–01/07/2011

Photo Of Cook County Sheriff's Police Patch (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Suit: Police Disrobed Dead Crash Victim, Took Photos

The Cook County Sheriff’s Department challenges the allegations and says independent witnesses at the accident scene would have ‘prevented the scenario from happening.’

12/30/2010

Leroy Scott

Police Seize Nearly $3M In Drugs; Man Arrested

Cook County sheriff’s police have seized nearly $3 million in drugs from a man who was receiving suspicious packages in his Morgan Park neighborhood home.

CBS Chicago–12/24/2010

Gary Friederich (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Vet Targeted In Sting Aided Suspected Dogfights

Police say Dr. Gary Friederich turned a blind eye when dogs were brought to him and he was told they were used in illegal fights.

12/03/2010

Cook County Jail

$55M Settlement Over Jail Strip Searches

A $55 million settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit over strip searches at the Cook County Jail, attorneys said today.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2010