Sheriff Tom Dart

Jail Put On Lock Down Because Workers Stuck By SnowEven the inmates at Cook County Jail are getting a snow day.
Dart Tells Congress 'We Have Criminalized Mental Illness In This Country'Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has taken his appeal for more help for mentally ill jail inmates to Capitol Hill.
Sheriff Aide: 'Things Are Very Unstable' In RobbinsThis week in south suburban Robbins, the police chief is expected to be gone, and a police captain was fired: accused of claiming he once carried LAPD Badge Number 714, which is a fictional badge from the 1950s TV show "Dragnet."
Dart: Paperwork To Blame For Inmate’s Accidental ReleaseHe was brought back into custody after the mistaken release was discovered. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot takes a look at how this could even happen.
'Injury King' Suspended In Workers Comp ProbeA Cook County corrections officer who claimed to be so prolific at faking injury that he nicknamed himself the “Duty Injury King” has been suspended without pay.
Cook County Sheriff: Enforcing Cell-Phone Ban At Courthouses Will Be ChallengingBeginning Jan. 14, cell phones will be banned for most people at Cook County courthouses. Sheriff Tom Dart is concerned about the logistics of the policy shift.
Police Bust Dolton Dog Fight, 8 ArrestedA call to police from a concerned resident in Dolton led police to a dog fighting ring, and a man wanted for attempted murder.
Dart Introduces Guitar Lessons For Jail InmatesCook 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.
Embattled Cemetery Wins Contract For Indigent BurialsThe same cemetery that has been handling indigent burials for Cook County will continue to do so despite earlier criticisms of its operations.
Jury Awards $1.6M To Sheriff’s Employees Who Claim They Were Unfairly DemotedA federal jury awarded $1.6 million Tuesday to 21 Cook County sheriff’s employees who claimed they were demoted by Sheriff Tom Dart for supporting his main opponent in the 2006 election.
Trial Underway For Deputies Who Say They Were Punished For Backing Dart's OpponentA trial is underway at the Federal Building in a lawsuit against Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.
Cook County Arrests 80 'Deadbeat Dads'A total of 80 "deadbeat dads" who owe more than $1.7 million in child support were arrested in a two-week Cook County Sheriff sting.
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