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Unidentified Victims of John Wayne Gacy

January 27, 2017

Six victims of the serial killer John Wayne Gacy remain unidentified. Originally recovered from Gacy’s residence in late 1978 and early 1979, the remains of six Gacy victims have never been identified. DNA technology has advanced to supplement the techniques used at t... [Read More]

Unjust Incarceration

January 17, 2017

A NOTE ON UNJUST INCARCERATION   Our nation’s jails hold more than 731,000 people on any given day. More than 7,500 are right here in Cook County Jail – the largest single-site jail in the United States. With over five million people, Cook County is the America’s ... [Read More]

Arrest Made in Leyden township Ruse Burglary

January 11, 2017

A Cook County Sheriff’s Police investigation led to the arrest of 29-year-old Arlington Heights man in connection with a ruse burglary in Leyden Township, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 23, a man claiming he was a construction w... [Read More]

Jail Inmate Charged with Aggravated Battery to Staff

January 6, 2017

An inmate has been charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer after injuring a correctional deputy earlier this week, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. A Sheriff’s Office investigation revealed that on Jan. 2 when the correctional deputy approache... [Read More]