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Store Owner Arrested for Selling Synthetic Urine

February 9, 2016

A Crestwood store owner was arrested for selling synthetic urine kits, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said today. The Sheriff’s Police Special Operations Unit received information that Tobacco Land Plus in the 13400 block of South Cicero Avenue was selling synthetic ur... [Read More]

Two Arrested in Fatal Robbins Shooting

February 1, 2016

Cook County Sheriff’s Police arrested two people in connection with a shooting that killed a 27-year-old man, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. At approximately 9 p.m. on Jan. 28, Sheriff’s Police detectives were notified by Robbins Police of a shooting that took p... [Read More]

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]