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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. 60 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


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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