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Dart: Jail Population Will Increase If Rauner Cuts Mental Health Treatment

CHICAGO (CBS) – Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has criticized Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget cuts, saying the governor’s fiscal plan will end up costing the state a lot more money in the long run, and needlessly send more people to jail. 248 more words


Check Out What Cops Found In A Shipment Of Avocado Pulp In Lyons!

Talk about some expensive guacamole!

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says they seized about 2,000 pounds worth of marijuana worth about $10 million bucks!

But it’s not like the stuff was out in the open, it was found inside a shipment of avocado pulp! 54 more words


Over A Ton Of Marijuana Found In Frozen Avocado Shipment

(STMW) – Authorities found more than $10 million worth of marijuana last week, hidden in a shipment of frozen avocado pulp at a west suburban cold storage facility. 155 more words


Sheriff Wants Low-Level Inmates Released From Jail Faster

CHICAGO (CBS) – Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has begun pushing a new effort to get inmates charged with small-time non-violent crimes out from behind bars more quickly. 203 more words


Cook County Considering Video Visitation For Jail Inmates

CHICAGO (CBS) – Video links might become an option for visiting inmates at the Cook County Jail.

The Cook County Sheriff’s office said it is exploring use of so-called “visitation technology,” which would provide friends and family another option for communicating with inmates, by allowing them to visit remotely via computer. 107 more words


Tom Dart on Human Trafficking: 'Let's make it where there's less Johns calling for those services'

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart joined the program today to discuss a recent sex trafficking sting that resulted in the arrest of hundreds of people involved. 33 more words

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Sheriff Advertises Prostitution Sting, But Johns Still Arrested

CHICAGO (STMW) – The Cook County Sheriff’s Police told them they were coming.

The agency took an ad out on Backpage.com and warned it was “investigating and arresting” human sex traffickers and those who enable them by answering escort ads. 334 more words