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Cook County Sheriff’s Press Office

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Two Charged in Ford Heights Armed Robbery

August 10, 2018

Two teens have been charged with armed robbery after a Cook County Sheriff’s Police investigation found they had robbed another man at an ATM in Ford Heights, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. At approximately 8:55 a.m. on Aug. 8, two males approached a 39-year-old m... [Read More]

Sheriff Dart Launches Opioid Crisis Awareness Podcast

July 19, 2018

  COOK COUNTY, IL – Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart launched an opioid crisis awareness podcast today titled “Breaking Free: Dispatches from the Opioid Crisis.” The podcast aims to shed light on the devastating nature of opioid addiction and to give the public ... [Read More]

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]