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Chicagoan Caught Selling Illegal Fireworks, Including 'Threat To Society' Brand: Sheriff

(STMW) — A Chicago man was arrested and more than 1,900 pounds of fireworks were seized after authorities claimed he was selling them illegally.

Vincent Saraceno, 36, was arrested Thursday morning after deputies found him selling the fireworks from a tent in a parking lot in the 900 block of West North Avenue in Melrose Park, according to the Cook County sheriff’s department. 114 more words


Police In Illinois, Indiana Join Forces To Battle Illegal Sex Trade

CHICAGO (CBS) — The sheriff’s departments in Cook County, Illinois, and Lake County, Indiana, have teamed up to better deal with cross-border prostitution.

Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said there are numerous examples of young women being taken across state lines for prostitution. 153 more words


Elk Grove Business Owner Charged With Selling Merchandise With Counterfeit Blackhawks Logos

(CBS) — The 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. 132 more words


Tom Dart discusses the major cuts to mental health services proposed by Governor Rauner

We’ve been talking about the current state of budget negotiations in Springfield. One of the major cuts that was proposed by Governor Rauner was aimed at mental health services in the state. 88 more words

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Sheriff Appoints Psychologist To Run Cook County Jail

CHICAGO (CBS) — Having repeatedly called Cook County Jail the nation’s largest mental institution, Sheriff Tom Dart has tapped a clinical psychologist to run the facility. 456 more words


Dart Expanding Program To Tear Down Abandoned Buildings With Inmate Labor

CHICAGO (CBS) — More 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. 262 more words


Cook County Jail Guard Paid $30,000 For One Day's Work

CHICAGO (STMW) — A Cook County Sheriff’s correctional officer was paid $29,467 for a single day’s work last year, according to an audit that says the sheriff needs to better supervise overtime payments. 541 more words