John Buncich was first elected Lake County sheriff in 1994 – a generation ago by most standards.
CHICAGO | Illinois State Police next week will begin taking applications from residents who want to carry concealed weapons, and as many as 400,000 are expected to be submitted in the first year, officials said Monday.
CHICAGO | The director of the Illinois State Police has turned down a request from the Cook County Sheriff's office for help in vetting applicants for concealed carry permits under the state's new firearms law.
Last week's law enforcement summit in Gary should serve as notice that Indiana, particularly Lake County, is contributing to Chicago's crime problem.
GARY | The Lake County Fairgrounds gun shows are an example of a potential source of guns that fall into criminals' hands, Indiana and Illinois law enforcement officials said Thursday.
CHICAGO | Two Democratic Illinois congressmen have endorsed Robin Kelly in the race to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.
CHICAGO | A total of 22 south suburban individuals, including a Lansing man, have been arrested on outstanding warrants after a sweep by Cook County sheriff's police on July 25, the sheriff's office announced Tuesday.
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.
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?
MARKHAM | A Cook County grand jury has indicted the man and woman charged in the strangulation of a pregnant teenager, adding kidnapping to the host of charges against the two.
MARKHAM | A Cook County judge denied bond Friday for one of two people charged with the strangulation of a pregnant 18-year-old Alsip woman.
CHICAGO | Forty-two years after a lawsuit was filed alleging elected officials in Chicago were improperly allowing politics to influence hiring and promotional practices, the Cook County sheriff's office has become the first public office to be dismissed from the lawsuit.
CHICAGO | Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Wednesday police have a person of interest in custody in connection with the strangulation death of a pregnant teen.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | A Cook County judge ordered a $500,000 bond Thursday for a Chicago Heights man charged with holding and beating a downstate woman he met on the Internet.
CHICAGO | Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey, D-12th, wants to create new standards for the way the county handles burials of the indigent, unclaimed and unknown.
Cook County Jail is now the first correctional facility in the nation with full-body scanners able to detect contraband on detainees in seven seconds.
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.
CHICAGO | Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart has declared a civil emergency at the Cook County Jail. The move allows Dart to direct staff from other sheriff's department functions to the jail.
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.
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