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Sheriff Dart Announces Cook County Jail Building Closures

January 29, 2016

Three Cook County Jail divisions will close as part of a strategic plan to reduce operational costs and more efficiently house and care for inmates within County custody, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said today. Beginning Monday, Feb. 1, the primary female divisions – Division 3... [Read More]

Cook County Jail Detainees Isolated Due to Flu-like Symptoms

January 26, 2016

Three living units at the Cook County Jail are under isolation and a fourth is under heightened surveillance after detainee there began showing flu-like symptoms, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. Detainees in the following living units are under isolation,... [Read More]

DCFS Partners with Sheriff Dart to Rescue At-risk Runaways

January 13, 2016

The Illinois Department of Children & Family Services is joining forces with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in a landmark mission to locate and save runaway state wards, who are particularly vulnerable to crime and trafficking. As part of a two-year pilot project, th... [Read More]