President's Call For Layoffs Leads To Feud Between Preckwinkle And DartCounty Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Sheriff Tom Dart are at odds with each other over the President's proposals for layoffs and budget cuts.
Sheriff Dart: Preckwinkle's Layoff Plan "Beyond Reckless"“This is just not a way to run any government,” Dart said. “Eviscerating this office is not a way thoughtful people proceed.”
Former Correctional Officer Suing Sheriff Dart Over 2015 FiringA former Cook County correctional officer has filed suit against the sheriff, alleging he was “illegally fired” by an “unlawful merit board”
Fourth Day Of Search Underway For Teen Missing In Des Plaines RiverCameron Sanders, 16, has been missing since Saturday, when he was pulled under by the current after diving in the Des Plaines River.
Dart Slams Wisconsin Officials For Response To Runaway Foster ChildCook County Sheriff Tom Dart blasted Wisconsin child welfare authorities for refusing to pick up a runaway foster child arrested in Chicago.
WATCH: Jail Inmates Attack Guards Before Reinforcements Storm 'Supermax' DivisionThe incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. in a housing tier of Division 9, a super maximum-security part of the jail.
Father Dan Mallette, Priest Beaten During 2011 Church Break-In, Has Died At Age 85Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart calls Mallette "one of the most amazing people" he's ever known. WBBM's Steve Miller reports.
Foxx: Some Nonviolent Cook County Inmates Might Get Out Of Jail FreeA few dozen inmates who remain locked up in Cook County Jail because they’re too poor to post their relatively low bonds may be out soon under a new program State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced for indigent, nonviolent offenders Wednesday.
Dart Touts Mental Health Clinic; 'Recidivism Rate Falls Off The Cliff'Some mentally ill people detained at Cook County Jail have begun receiving the kind of support they need when they return to the community.
Backpage Executives Decline To Testify On Child Sex Trafficking ReportBackpage.com took down its adult advertising section this week, and officials declined to testify before a U.S. Senate subcommittee, in the face of a blistering report accusing the website of facilitating child sex trafficking.
Backpage.com Shuts Down ‘Adult’ Ads After Senate Committee ReportThe owners of Backpage.com on Monday shut down the “adult” section on the online-classified advertising site, just hours after a U.S. Senate committee released a report that found the site knowingly aided users in posting ads for prostitution and child sex trafficking.
Cook County Sheriff Sets Up Hate Crime And Discrimination HotlineSheriff Tom Dart said hate crimes have been on the rise in recent years, and some people have been emboldened even more in recent weeks.
Terminally-Ill Inmate Dies In Police Custody; Couldn't Afford To Bond OutA terminally-ill Cook County Jail inmate died in custody. He, like hundreds of other low-level offenders, couldn't afford to bond out.
Sheriff Tom Dart Wants Ability To Seek Lower Bails For PoorCurrently, 271 people in the jail need $1,000 or less to get out of the jail but don’t have it.
WATCH: Officers Quash Inmate Hostage Incident At Cook County JailThe Cook County Sheriff’s Office released video and identified the two inmates who took control of a jail housing tier at Cook County Jail.