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Dear John: A New Strategy to Address the Sex Trade

Tom Dart | Posted 04.22.2015 | Crime
Tom Dart

Trafficking and prostitution will always exist in some form, even the most ardent abolitionist would not suggest otherwise. But we can't simply stand by and allow traffickers to continue profiting from within the darker recesses of the internet.

Sheriff: Near-Capacity County Jail Causing Logistics 'Nightmare'

Posted 08.22.2013 | Chicago

The Cook County Jail is just a few inmates shy of being at full capacity, creating what the sheriff is calling a logistics "nightmare." As of Wedn...

'Crisis Mode' Looming As County Jail Just 8 Inmates Shy Of Full

Posted 03.20.2013 | Chicago

For Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, eight is (more than) enough. Dart said as of Wednesday, the county jail is just eight inmates away from full cap...

Dozens Of Unprocessed Rape Kits Dating Back To The '80s Found

Posted 02.20.2013 | Chicago

The Cook County Sheriff's office said it has unearthed 51 completely unprocessed rape kits — some dating back to the mid-'80s — at a south suburba...

Produce Grown In County Jail Garden Available At Farmer's Market

Posted 08.03.2012 | Chicago

Starting Thursday, the positive impact of Cook County Jail's urban garden initiative reaches outside the jail's boundaries: produce grown by inmates i...

Inmates Raising Fish In Cook County

Posted 02.14.2012 | Chicago

Local restaurants may soon be serving up tilapia raised by Cook County Jail inmates. The jail will add fish-farming to its current crop of agricul...

As Potential Chicago Mayoral Candidates Surge, Sheriff Tom Dart Rises to the Top

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Names of potential Chicago mayoral candidates to succeed Mayor Richard M. Daley are gushing out with the same intensity that BP's crippled oil well spewed crude a couple months ago.

Three Sisters' Identity Theft Ring Busted; $300K Of Merch Stolen

NBC Chicago | Posted 02.13.2014 | Chicago

An identity theft ring that defrauded as many as 100 victims and reaped as much as $300,000 worth of merchandise has been shut down. Cook County Sh...

Two Cook County Jail Buildings To Close, Could Save County $15 Million A Year

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County is looking to give up its claim to the largest single-site jail in the nation. Sheriff Tom Dart announced Tuesday he would be shuttering ...

Sheriff Tom Dart Announces Prison Breakfast To Be Served At 4:30 A.M.

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sheriff Tom Dart has been cutting costs with a vengeance at the Cook County Department of Corrections. And on Thursday, he announced another nearly $2...