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Chicago Woman Set Up Prostitute In Hotel Room: Sheriff's Office

(STMW) — A 27-year-old woman appeared in court Thursday after being charged with promoting prostitution through an ad on Backpage.com.

An undercover police officer responded to the advertisement in the dating section of online classified ad site, an ad that appeared to be soliciting prostitution, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. 93 more words


2 Dead, 1 Seriously Ill, 4 Officers Hurt Following 'Hazmat' Call In Northwest Suburbs

(CBS) – Two 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. 252 more words


"Rocket Docket" Law Aiming To Keep Low-Level Defendants From Languishing In Jail

CHICAGO (CBS) — New legislation has opened the door for a plan to keep some low-level offenders from spending months in jail as they wait for their cases to make their way through the courts. 236 more words


County Commissioner Wants "Gun Violence Czar" To Coordinate Crime Reduction Efforts

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 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. 300 more words


Archbishop Cupich Tours Cook County Jail

CHICAGO (CBS) — Archbishop Blase Cupich toured Cook County Jail on Tuesday, meeting with inmates, and offering words of encouragement and hope.

Sheriff Tom Dart led Cupich on the tour of the facility, and highlighted the “disproportionate amount of Cook County’s poor, sick, vulnerable and disenfranchised individuals” who are being held there. 191 more words


Why haven't Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and Mayor Emanuel spoken in 4 years?

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is “in the jail a lot.” But he found some time to join us this morning to discuss what his office is doing, and why he hasn’t spoken to Mayor Emanuel in a very long time. 58 more words

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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