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Detainee Charged in Attack on Cook County Jail Staff

A detainee has been charged after a Sheriff’s Office investigation found he attacked a Cook County Jail staff member, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. At approximately 9:40 a.m. on Thursday in Division 9, the super-maximum security facility, detainee Peter Williams ... [Read More]

Sheriff Launches Program to Address Opioid Crisis

June 13, 2018

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today the launch of the Sheriff’s Opioid Addiction Recovery (SOAR) program to help address the county’s crippling opioid crisis through community-based treatment for detainees returning home. Opioid-related overdoses now kill ... [Read More]

Man Charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse

June 1, 2018

A Chicago man has been charged after a Sheriff’s Police investigation found he had sexually abused a boy, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. Nicholas Vasquez, 36, of the 4200 block of West Monroe, has been charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sex... [Read More]