Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has criticized Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget cuts, saying the governor’s fiscal plan will end up costing the state a lot more money in the long run, and needlessly send more people to jail.
One woman at Cook County Jail has been incarcerated since last summer, awaiting trial for stealing about $4 worth of plums and candy. She was pregnant at the time, and Sheriff Tom Dart said her incarceration has cost the county $20,000.
The Cook County Sheriff’s Police told them they were coming. The agency took an ad out on Backpage.com and warned it was “investigating and arresting” human sex traffickers and those who enable them by answering escort ads. “They still did it,” Sheriff Tom Dart said. “We knew they would.”
A year after the state began allowing people to carry firearms in public in Illinois, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart suggested some counties might not be as thorough in reviewing concealed carry applications as Cook County.
A sizeable chunk of the 91,651 applications were submitted last January, when the concealed carry law went into effect. Illinois State Police said more than 34,000 people applied last January. In all, nearly 2,400 people were turned down for concealed carry permits.
Two Elmwood Park men have been arrested on gun trafficking charges after allegedly stealing at least 30 firearms from a collector and selling the guns all over Cook County.
After touring the now pristine cemetery, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said the change there over the past five years has been remarkable.
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.
Authorities have reopened the botched investigation into the 1991 rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl, which was wrongfully blamed on the so-called “Dixmoor 5,” some of whom spent two decades in prison.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has called the jail the largest mental health hospital in the country.
They say they were reprimanded for supporting Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s opponent and now 21 Cook County Sheriff’s Police officers are preparing to collect a $2.4 million settlement.
The Cook County Board is expected to settle a federal lawsuit brought by 21 deputies who allege Sheriff Tom Dart retaliated against them because they backed his political opponent when he was running sheriff in 2006.
Could you be driving around with fake airbags and not know it? That’s what Cook County investigators want to know after they found two dozen counterfeit airbags at a southwest suburban auto shop.
Of the sheriff’s objections, 77 are based on the applicants’ gun crimes, 88 are based on applicants’ domestic violence records, and 52 are based on applicants’ battery and assault records.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is attempting to tackle a major problem, using jail inmates as laborers.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart met with two trustees from the village of Robbins Wednesday, but deferred any decision on taking command of the suburb’s police department.
Dart announced the plan after Robbins police and village officials failed to remove a police administrator whose policing credentials have been challenged by a state regulatory agency.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said he favors criminal prosecutions of school bullies who take things too far.
Three times in the last year, inmates have been mistakenly released from Cook County Jail.
For many, the only psychiatric care they ever get is when they are incarcerated. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.