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ROBBINS, Ill. | The rape evidence was stored in the police department's musty basement: Brown paper shopping bags, stuffed with sneakers, bras and underpants, jammed on metal shelves. Scattered blood vials and swabs covered with dust and mold — an inventory amassed over more than 25 years.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council on Thursday rejected a request by 3rd Ward Alderman Thaddeus Jones to have a committee study hiring the Cook County sheriff’s police as an inspector general for municipal government.
FORD HEIGHTS | Cook County Sheriff's police are investigating three arson cases in Ford Heights. All occurred during one week.
CHICAGO | It’s not every government official who is eager to have law enforcement officials come into his municipality and investigate government activity.
MARKHAM | Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart's office will provide free child identification kits from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Sixth District Cook County Circuit Court, 16501 S. Kedzie Parkway, allowing parents to store critical identifying information about their children that would ass…
FORD HEIGHTS | A 21-year-old Hazel Crest man was arrested and charged with armed robbery and vehicular invasion in connection with an incident in Ford Heights.
FORD HEIGHTS | A Highland man admitted to being involved in a string of burglaries after he was arrested for allegedly buying crack cocaine, Cook County police said.
CHICAGO | After her older brother disappeared in 1976, Laura O'Leary suspected the 19-year-old construction worker probably had died at the hands of John Wayne Gacy. But the family was never able to prove it.
MARKHAM | A South Holland man was convicted of 74 counts of aggravated cruelty to animals Wednesday in connection with a dog-fighting operation at his home.
CHICAGO | More than 30 years after a collection of skeletal remains was found beneath John Wayne Gacy's house, detectives secretly have exhumed the bones of eight young men who were never identified in hopes of answering a final question: Who were they?
The Cook County Sheriff's first sex offender roundup of the year successfully tracked dozens of registered offenders across unincorporated Cook County on Saturday.
CHICAGO | After 42 hours, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart lifted the lockdown at Cook County Jail about 9 a.m. Thursday.
STEGER | Bond has been set at $400,000 each for five men who were charged with distributing cannabis from a Steger home, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Friday. Dart's office said the bust was worth $4.9 million.
An investigation into suspicious packages being mailed to Chicago days before Christmas has led to the seizure of nearly $3 million in drugs and the arrest of a Chicago man, said Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.
A suburban man has been arrested after an undercover investigation found he was manufacturing and distributing thousands of sweatshirts, T-shirts, jerseys and hats embroidered with counterfeit logos of the Chicago Bears, Blackhawks and other popular brands, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart annou…
Bond has been set at $250,000 for a Ford Heights man arrested after robbing a liquor store at gunpoint, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Monday.
A south suburban veterinarian accused of failing to report suspected dogfighting and lying about administering rabies vaccines has been arrested after a five-month undercover investigation, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Friday.
CHICAGO | Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart and the Chicago-area law enforcement community gathered Tuesday to honor officers who exhibited courage and bravery over the past year.
DOLTON | A local teen killed in a hit-and-run accident Sunday while on his bicycle was identified Monday.
LYNWOOD | Between policing and running one of the country's largest jails, the Cook County Sheriff's Department recently offered a unique summer camp program that opened up a new world of possibilities to south suburban children.
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