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RICH JAMES: Sheriff Buncich has earned others' votes

RICH JAMES: Sheriff Buncich has earned others' votes

John Buncich was first elected Lake County sheriff in 1994 – a generation ago by most standards.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am

Illinois State Police ready for concealed carry

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.

December 30, 2013 6:15 pm

ISP denies sheriff's request on concealed carry

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.

December 17, 2013 8:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Stop gun shows at Lake County fairgrounds

Last week's law enforcement summit in Gary should serve as notice that Indiana, particularly Lake County, is contributing to Chicago's crime problem.

February 20, 2013 12:00 am
Cops will target Crown Point gun shows in stonger weapons monitoring

Cops will target Crown Point gun shows in stonger weapons monitoring

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.

February 14, 2013 2:30 pm Photos

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Rush, Davis endorse Robin Kelly for Jackson's seat

CHICAGO | Two Democratic Illinois congressmen have endorsed Robin Kelly in the race to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.

February 10, 2013 10:40 pm

Cook County police nab 22 on outstanding warrants

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.

July 31, 2012 3:15 pm
DNA test shows missing 19-year-old was Gacy victim

DNA test shows missing 19-year-old was Gacy victim

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.

November 29, 2011 4:45 pm Photos

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Sheriff launches new effort to ID Gacy victims

Sheriff launches new effort to ID Gacy victims

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?

October 12, 2011 2:15 pm Photos

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Grand jury adds kidnapping charges in teen's death

Grand jury adds kidnapping charges in teen's death

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.

May 25, 2011 11:15 pm Photos

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No bond for man, $3 million for girlfriend in Alsip woman's death

No bond for man, $3 million for girlfriend in Alsip woman's death

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.

April 29, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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Sheriff's office declared politics-free

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.

April 28, 2011 6:00 pm

Sheriff: Person of interest in custody in pregnant teen's death

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.

April 27, 2011 1:05 pm
'Cassanova' charged with holding Internet date prisoner

'Cassanova' charged with holding Internet date prisoner

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.

April 07, 2011 12:14 pm
Commissioner offers new guidelines for burial of poor, unknown

Commissioner offers new guidelines for burial of poor, unknown

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.

April 04, 2011 5:45 pm

Cook Co. Jail first in nation with full-body scanners

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.

March 15, 2011 10:28 am

Sheriff reports compliance during sex offender roundup

The Cook County Sheriff's first sex offender roundup of the year successfully tracked dozens of registered offenders across unincorporated Cook County on Saturday.

February 22, 2011 12:00 am

Sheriff lifts lockdown at Cook County Jail

CHICAGO | After 42 hours, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart lifted the lockdown at Cook County Jail about 9 a.m. Thursday.

February 04, 2011 12:00 am

Sheriff declares civil emergency at Cook County Jail

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.

February 03, 2011 12:00 am
Five charged in $4.9 million pot bust

Five charged in $4.9 million pot bust

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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