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Man Briefly Escapes Custody After Court Appearance On Far South Side

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Cook County Jail detainee got a brief taste of freedom after a court appearance Wednesday morning.

Cook County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sofia Ansari said 21-year-old Brandon Crosby had appeared in court at 727 E. 113 more words


Sheriff Tom Dart Wants Ability To Seek Lower Bails For Poor

CHICAGO (CBS) — Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart plans to push for legislation allowing his office to seek lower bails for financially strapped detainees, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. 424 more words


Cook Co. Sheriff's office on judges not following bail recommendations: "fingers crossed next 6 months will bring different results"

Cook County Sheriff’s Office chief of policy and communications, Cara Smith joins Brian Noonan (in for Roe Conn and Anna Davlantes) to talk about Cook County judges not following bail recommendations and a study on the impact on Cook County’s crime rate. 18 more words

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'Sick And Tired' Of Shootings, Police Ramp Up Patrols For Holiday Weekend

CHICAGO (CBS) — With 24 people shot within 24 hours from Thursday into Friday, Chicago police were worried about a potentially bloody 4th of July holiday weekend. 403 more words


Sheriff's Office Releases Videos Of Inmates Attacking Jail Guards

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Cook County Sheriff’s Office has released several videos showing inmates attacking guards at Cook County Jail.

Chief of Policy Cara Smith said the videos show “punches and attacks on our staff; and the courageous and heroic efforts that the staff then have to undertake to protect themselves, the other detainees, and other staff.” 274 more words


Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart: "I'd Look At The Mayor's Race Down The Road...I Won't Dismiss It"

Cook County Sheriff, Tom Dart, talked with Steve Cochran  and the morning crew about what’s been keeping him busy. He has been focusing on efforts to better the “Rocket Docket,” being fiscally smarter about our criminal justice system, and his… 22 more words

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Ceremony Planned For Desecrated Remains From Burr Oak Cemetery

ALSIP, Ill. (AP) — A re-internment ceremony is scheduled for the human remains and grave items recovered when desecration was found in 2009 at a cemetery in suburban Chicago. 125 more words