CPD, Sheriff's Officers To Increase Coordinated Efforts To Target GangsAmid a spike in shootings and homicides to start the new year, the Chicago Police Department has forged a new partnership with the Cook County Sheriff’s office to target gang violence that affects both the city and suburbs.
Cook County Sheriff's Office Sorts Through New Gacy LeadsSince last week, the sheriff's office’s communication director, Ben Breit, says there have been developments.
Former Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Guilty To Drug Rip-OffA former Cook County sheriff’s police officer admitted in federal court Wednesday that he stole marijuana from a man he believed to be a drug dealer so that he could later sell the drugs for profit.
Chicago Woman Set Up Prostitute In Hotel Room: Sheriff's OfficeJessica Bealer of the 4700 block of South Calumet placed an ad on Backpage.com, rented a room in a Schiller Park hotel, and made a profit from another woman’s prostitution, according to a statement from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
2 Dead, 1 Seriously Ill, 4 Officers Hurt Following 'Hazmat' Call In Northwest SuburbsTwo men died, one woman was critically injured, and four Cook County Sheriff’s police officers were hospitalized Thursday afternoon, after a hazardous materials situation in a townhouse near northwest suburban Des Plaines.
"Rocket Docket" Law Aiming To Keep Low-Level Defendants From Languishing In JailThe new law creates a special court, dubbed the “rocket docket,” for non-violent inmates charged with minor retail theft, or trespassing; many of whom now have to wait behind bars for months, because they cannot afford even a low bail.
County Commissioner Wants "Gun Violence Czar" To Coordinate Crime Reduction EffortsA Cook County Commissioner has proposed the county appoint a “gun violence czar” as a new tool to stem the tide of violent crime in the Chicago area, by coordinating efforts between the Chicago Police Department, Cook County Sheriff’s Department, and other law enforcement agencies; and knocking down political barriers.
Archbishop Cupich Tours Cook County JailSheriff Tom Dart led Archbishop Blase Cupich on a tour of Cook County Jail on Tuesday, and highlighted the “disproportionate amount of Cook County’s poor, sick, vulnerable and disenfranchised individuals” who are being held there.
Chicagoan Caught Selling Illegal Fireworks, Including 'Threat To Society' Brand: SheriffOfficials seized roughly 1,900 pounds of illegal fireworks, some of which were sold under the names “Silver Salute” and “Threat to Society,” according to the Cook County Sheriff's Office.
Police In Illinois, Indiana Join Forces To Battle Illegal Sex TradeLake County Sheriff John Buncich said there are numerous examples of young women being taken across state lines for prostitution.
Elk Grove Business Owner Charged With Selling Merchandise With Counterfeit Blackhawks LogosThe owner of the Max Warrant International Trading Corp. in Elk Grove Village was arrested and charged with selling items with counterfeit logos including Chicago Blackhawks items, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.
Durbin Urges More Police Departments To Use Federal Gun Tracing ToolU.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has renewed his push for local police departments to take advantage of what he believes is a critical law enforcement tool: electronic tracing of guns.
Sheriff Appoints Psychologist To Run Cook County JailHaving repeatedly called Cook County Jail the nation’s largest mental institution, Sheriff Tom Dart has tapped a clinical psychologist to run the facility.
Dart Expanding Program To Tear Down Abandoned Buildings With Inmate LaborMore than a year into a program to train jail inmates a useful skill while providing a service to the community, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said the effort is “an outrageous success,” and is expanding.
Cook County Officials Agree Too Many Minor Criminals End Up In JailFour top Cook County officials offered a wide spectrum of opinions Thursday as they talked about resolving problems in the criminal justice system, though all agreed too many people charged with minor crimes end up locked up in jail.