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Electronically Monitored Defendant Jumps from Balcony, Flees

Electronically Monitored Defendant Jumps from Balcony, Flees

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a 23-year-old man who was on electronic monitoring for felony gun charges when he leapt from a balcony to escape officers. At approximately 11:20 a.m. on June 12th, Sheriff’s officers arrived at...

Sheriff Launches Program to Address Opioid Crisis

COOK COUNTY, IL – 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 individuals in custody returning home....

Man Charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse

Man Charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse

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...

Federal Judge Dismisses Backpage Lawsuit against Sheriff

Federal Judge Dismisses Backpage Lawsuit against Sheriff

U.S. District Court Judge John J. Tharp Jr. ended three years of litigation by Backpage.com against the Cook County Sheriff’s Office after granting a motion to dismiss the case late Thursday. The dismissal comes after Backpage.com was seized by federal authorities and...