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Cook County Sheriffs Department

Convicted Kiler, Mistakenly Freed, Recaptured

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 04.04.2013 | Crime

CHICAGO — Two days after a stunning series of errors allowed a convicted murderer to walk out of a Chicago jail where he did not need to be in t...

WATCH: Presumed Gacy Victim Found Alive

Posted 12.26.2011 | Chicago

A former Aurora man thought to be one of eight unidentified victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy has been located, alive and well, in Florida afte...

Sheriff: Solid Leads In Effort To ID Gacy Victims

AP | By DON BABWIN | Posted 12.18.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- A sheriff whose office exhumed the skeletal remains of eight of serial killer John Wayne Gacy's never-identified victims said Monday that d...

PHOTOS: Gacy Victims Exhumed, Sheriff Hopes To Identify Victims More Than 30 Years Later

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 12.12.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — More than 30 years after a collection of skeletal remains was found beneath John Wayne Gacy's house, detectives have secretly exhumed ...

Cops' 'Free TV' Sting Operation Nabs More Than 100 Fugitives

Posted 12.04.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Sheriff's police arrested more than 100 fugitives last month during a sting operation that lured wanted criminals to a county government w...

Inmates Could Be Cleaning Cages At Cook County Pound

Posted 09.20.2011 | Chicago

A key committee of the Chicago City Council put forth a money-saving proposal to bring non-violent offenders from Cook County Jail to clean animal cag...

Fake Lawyer Tried Over 60 Cases With No Law Degree

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tahir Malik, a 47-year-old man from Skokie, Illinois, "walked around the courtroom like he was a hotshot, strutting around," said one of his clients. ...

Six Charged In Maywood Dogfight

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Six people were arrested on dogfighting charges after Cook County sheriff's officers raided a Maywood residence where dogs were locked in battle. T...

Lawsuit: Cops Stripped Dead Girl's Body, Posed It For Nude Photos

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On New Year's Eve of 2009, 20-year-old Jessica Mejia was killed in an apparent DUI car crash. Her boyfriend, Nick Sord, was driving at over three time...

Downtown Pickpocket Arrested For 58th Time

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A South Side man with a history of pickpocketing in the downtown area remains in jail Monday on $80,000 bond after he was stopped by a Cook County She...

Cops Seize Fireworks And Explosives Capable Of Leveling An Entire City Block

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After making one arrest following the seizure of fireworks and explosive chemicals powerful enough "to level an entire city block," Cook County sherif...

Assault Rifles Stolen From Police Firing Range; Sheriff's Investigation Thwarted

chicagopublicradio.org | Produced by Alex Keefe on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Police in south suburban Harvey say nearly two dozen guns have been stolen from their firing range. They range from handguns to high-powered rifles....

'Operation Room Service': 100 Arrested, $100,000 Recovered In Sting

Chicago Public Radio | Susie An | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

More than 100 people were arrested and more than $100,000 in drugs and cash seized as part of a six-month investigation dubbed "Operation Room Service...

Dogfighting Ring Busted At Suburban Day Care (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATES Cook County sheriffs raided a suburban day care Tuesday after learning it was being used as a front for what officers describ...

Deal Bans Political Hiring In Sheriff's Department

Chicago Sun-Times | Mark J. Konkol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart on Thursday agreed to settle a federal lawsuit that seeks to eliminate political hiring in his office. The proposed deal...