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.
Sheriff Looking Into Mass Sick Calls Behind Mother's Day Lockdown At Cook County JailA lockdown was lifted at Cook County jail on Monday, a day after a huge wave of sick day call-ins on Mother’s Day, and Sheriff Tom Dart said he’s trying to determine if any of those who missed work should be disciplined.
Sheriff: Man Tried To Abduct Boy In Northwest SuburbsThe incident occurred around 9 a.m. near the 10000 block of Holly Lane when a man who appeared to be holding a knife told a 10-year-old boy to “come here.”
Sheriff Releases Videos Of Excessive Force Against Cook County Jail InmatesInmates being dragged, manhandled, and forced to the ground; Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has released six videos showing deputies using excessive force, saying the public has the right to know.
Cook County Commissioner Pushing $50 Million Plan To Combat Youth Violence Elected officials, advocates and others are pushing for a Cook County plan to combat widespread youth violence, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
SW Side Alderman Calls On Cook County Sheriff To Help Stem ViolenceAn alderman from the Back of the Yards neighborhood is calling for reinforcements.
2 Investigators: Inmates Eating Pieces Of Jail, Costing Taxpayers MillionsOne Cook County prisoner has had 20 surgeries. Why are he and others purposefully ingesting the items? CBS 2's Dave Savini talks with Sheriff Tom Dart.
Cook County Task Force Looking For Practical Measures To Stop Gun ViolenceA Cook County Task Force on Gun Violence has held its first meeting, with a stated mission of hearing fewer speeches, and more ideas that can actually work, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart Blasts Gov. Rauner For "Deplorable" Inaction Leading To Social Service CutsCook County Sheriff Tom Dart says Governor Rauner’s inaction has led to the shutdown of dozens of social service programs.
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.
"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.