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About Sheriff Dart

May 22, 2021

Sheriff Tom Dart has dedicated his career to challenging injustice, fighting the violence plaguing our communities, and bringing a new and thoughtful approach to public service. After serving as a prosecutor and an Illinois state legislator, Sheriff Dart ran for Cook County ... [Read More]

The Opioid Crisis

May 20, 2021

  More than 2 million people in the United States have a substance use disorder related to opioids, whether heroin or painkillers such as oxycodone, according to national studies. In Cook County, approximately three people die every day from an opioid-related overd... [Read More]

Criminalization of Mental Illness

May 17, 2021

After seeing a revolving door of detainees suffering from mental illness at the Cook County Jail, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), under Sheriff Dart, began to address one of the root issues that faces sheriffs managing jails across the country: jails have become r... [Read More]