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CPD, Sheriff's Officers To Increase Coordinated Efforts To Target Gangs

CHICAGO (CBS) — Amid 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. 372 more words


Former Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Guilty To Drug Rip-Off

CHICAGO (STMW) — A former Cook County sheriff’s police officer admitted in federal court Wednesday that he stole marijuana from a man he believed to be a drug dealer so that he could later sell the drugs for profit. 215 more words


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