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Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart: Carry on peaceful protests, but looters and arsonists will go to jail

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart: Carry on peaceful protests, but looters and arsonists will go to jail

Sheriff Tom Dart on Monday delivered a two-pronged message: Peaceful protesters should carry on, but looters and vandals will find there’s plenty of space for [...] Read full article: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart: Carry on p...→

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart: Carry on peaceful protests, but looters and arsonists will go to jail

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart: Carry on peaceful protests, but looters and arsonists will go to jail

Sheriff Tom Dart on Monday delivered a two-pronged message: Peaceful protesters should carry on, but looters and vandals will find there’s plenty of space for [...] Read full article: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart: Carry on p...→

LA County Sheriff to Increase Concealed Permit Issuance by 400 Percent

LA County Sheriff to Increase Concealed Permit Issuance by 400 Percent

L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva (D) revealed Wednesday his plans to increase the issuance of concealed carry permits by 400 percent.  Read full article: LA County Sheriff to Increase Concealed ...→

Santa Clara County officials call on sheriff to consider use-of-force reforms

Santa Clara County officials call on sheriff to consider use-of-force reforms

Potential changes include limiting the use of tear gas and rubber bullets and not hiring officers with a history of excessive force complaints. Read full article: Santa Clara County officials call on she...→

LA County Sheriff Reaches Out To Attorney General To Monitor Investigation Into Death Of Andres Guardado, 18, Shot By Deputy

LA County Sheriff Reaches Out To Attorney General To Monitor Investigation Into Death Of Andres Guardado, 18, Shot By Deputy

LASD Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Monday that he has reached out to the California Attorney General’s Office to monitor the investigation into the deadly shoot [...] Read full article: LA County Sheriff Reaches Out To Attorne...→

L.A. County sheriff pushes back on defunding police: 'Last thing' the community needs is fewer deputies on the streets

L.A. County sheriff pushes back on defunding police: 'Last thing' the community needs is fewer deputies on the streets

Pushing back on calls to defund the police, the Los Angeles County sheriff told Fox News Monday that having fewer police officers on the street "should be the [...] Read full article: L.A. County sheriff pushes back on defun...→

Appeals court upholds federal judge’s coronavirus orders at Cook County Jail

Appeals court upholds federal judge’s coronavirus orders at Cook County Jail

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals denied most of a motion filed by Sheriff Tom Dart, asking the court to pause the preliminary injunction ordered by U.S. Distri [...] Read full article: Appeals court upholds federal judge’s co...→

Demonstrators call for defunding Cook County jail

Demonstrators call for defunding Cook County jail

About 150 protesters on foot -- as well as hundreds more in cars -- demanded the defunding of the Cook County jail during a demonstration Thursday. Read full article: Demonstrators call for defunding Cook Co...→

Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Charges Against Maurice Harris, Accused In 2017 Quadruple Slaying

Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Charges Against Maurice Harris, Accused In 2017 Quadruple Slaying

Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for the state’s attorney’s office, said in a statement that eyewitness accounts were found to be unreliable. Read full article: Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Char...→

Burke County, GA Sheriff on Atlanta Police Shooting: 'Nothing Malicious or Sadistic in the Way These Officers Behaved'

Burke County, GA Sheriff on Atlanta Police Shooting: 'Nothing Malicious or Sadistic in the Way These Officers Behaved'

Earlier this week on CNN, Burke County, GA Sheriff Alfonzo Williams defended the actions taken by Atlanta Police in the Rayshard Brooks shooting, which has res [...] Read full article: Burke County, GA Sheriff on Atlanta Poli...→

A look back at racial bias in Cook County jury selection

A look back at racial bias in Cook County jury selection

With the Supreme Court debating racial discrimination on juries, we look back at a Reader cover story from 2005 that examined Cook County's own problem with th [...] Read full article: A look back at racial bias in Cook Count...→

When Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry was first sworn into office in 2014, he p [...]

When Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry was first sworn into office in 2014, he pledged to build trust between law officers and the community. Following the dea [...] Read full article: When Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry w...→

Sonoma County Sheriff Investigating 2 Dead Adult Males Found In Windsor

Sonoma County Sheriff Investigating 2 Dead Adult Males Found In Windsor

Authorities in Sonoma County are investigating the discovery of two dead bodies that were found by medical personnel Monday morning. Read full article: Sonoma County Sheriff Investigating 2 De...→

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart 'De-Deputizes' Deputies Linked To Insults And Threats Toward Protesters

The county's public defender complained that deputies had apparently posted insulting and threatening comments online after a march in support of Black Lives M [...] Read full article: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart 'De-Deputiz...→

Best elected official in Cook County

Best elected official in Cook County

Cook County Board president Toni Preckwinkle  Runner-Up Cook County state's attorney Kim Foxx  Finalists: Cook County assessor Fritz Kaegi, Cook County Board c [...] Read full article: Best elected official in Cook County...→

LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank helps revitalize black and brown communities

LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank helps revitalize black and brown communities

The Land Bank has torn down barriers and democratized access to distressed properties. It has given us a chance to create jobs for our neighbors and wealth for [...] Read full article: LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank he...→

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

The Cook County Department of Public Health will receive almost $41 million in grant funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health to rapidly scale-up [...] Read full article: Cook County receives $41 million grant f...→

28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County

28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County

Another 28 people died of COVID-19 in Cook County, officials announced Wednesday. The newly confirmed fatalities bring the county’s toll to 4,120, according to [...] Read full article: 28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County...→

Small Business Owners In Cook County Can Now Apply For Loans

Small Business Owners In Cook County Can Now Apply For Loans

Small business owners in suburban Cook County can now apply for a one-time, zero interest loan of up to $20,000. Read full article: Small Business Owners In Cook County Can...→

Man Arrested After Threatening to Shoot Monroe County Deputies: Sheriff

Man Arrested After Threatening to Shoot Monroe County Deputies: Sheriff

Authorities say a 29-year-old man was arrested after sending an email to the Monroe County sheriff threatening to shoot deputies in the Florida Keys Read full article: Man Arrested After Threatening to Shoot ...→

Police Supt. David Brown Says Electronic Monitoring Programs Are Insufficient In Wake Of Violent Weekend, Sheriff Tom Dart Agrees

Police Supt. David Brown Says Electronic Monitoring Programs Are Insufficient In Wake Of Violent Weekend, Sheriff Tom Dart Agrees

In the wake of a violent weekend in Chicago in which more than 100 people were shot – including 12 children – Chicago Police Supt. David Brown blamed the incre [...] Read full article: Police Supt. David Brown Says Electronic...→

California county sheriff says he won't enforce Newsom's coronavirus mask order

California county sheriff says he won't enforce Newsom's coronavirus mask order

The Sheriff's office for Sacramento County announced on Friday that it will not enforce Gov. Gavin Newsom's coronavirus order, forcing residents to wear masks [...] Read full article: California county sheriff says he won't ...→

How the DuPage County sheriff is turning to inmates for diversity training

How the DuPage County sheriff is turning to inmates for diversity training

DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick is turning to an unexpected source for training his deputies on dealing with an increasingly diverse community -- the peop [...] Read full article: How the DuPage County sheriff is turning...→

6 Cook County commercial property tax bills rise by $1 million or more

6 Cook County commercial property tax bills rise by $1 million or more

Owners of six commercial properties in Cook County's Northwest suburbs are getting tax bills that are $1 million or higher than what they paid last year. Read full article: 6 Cook County commercial property tax bi...→

Spike in Cook County commercial property tax bills

Spike in Cook County commercial property tax bills

Owners of six commercial properties in Cook County's northern suburbs are getting tax bills that are $1 million or higher than what they paid last year. Read full article: Spike in Cook County commercial property...→

Community mourns fallen Santa Cruz County Sheriff Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller at memorial service

Community mourns fallen Santa Cruz County Sheriff Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller at memorial service

Hundreds gathered to mourn fallen Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller, who was shot and killed in the line of duty earlier this month. Read full article: Community mourns fallen Santa Cruz Count...→

Lake County Sheriff to Update After Officer-Involved Shooting in Beach Park

Lake County Sheriff to Update After Officer-Involved Shooting in Beach Park

The Lake County Sheriff’s office is set to hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon following an officer-involved shooting in Beach Park. Details surrounding [...] Read full article: Lake County Sheriff to Update After Offi...→

Charles County Sheriff Proposes Reforms to Department

Charles County Sheriff Proposes Reforms to Department

When Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry was first sworn into office in 2014, he pledged to build trust between law officers and the community. Following the dea [...] Read full article: Charles County Sheriff Proposes Reforms ...→

Los Angeles County Sheriff to address death of black man found hanging from tree

Los Angeles County Sheriff to address death of black man found hanging from tree

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva will hold an online town hall Monday to address the death of a black man found hanging from a tree in the city of Pa [...] Read full article: Los Angeles County Sheriff to address de...→

Tear gas used to disperse rowdy crowd that refused to leave Lake George park, Anoka County sheriff says

Anoka County sheriff’s deputies used tear gas to disperse a rowdy crowd of 200 that gathered Friday at a park in Oak Grove. Deputies arrived at Lake George Reg [...] Read full article: Tear gas used to disperse rowdy crowd th...→

Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Cases of Any County in U.S.: Arwady

Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Cases of Any County in U.S.: Arwady

Cook County still has the highest number of coronavirus cases of any county in the U.S., Chicago’s top health official said Friday. The county, which includes [...] Read full article: Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Case...→

Northwestern makes COVID history • Religious group challenges Illinois abortion law • Cook County to expand contact tracing

NORTHWESTERN PERFORMS HISTORIC DOUBLE-LUNG TRANSPLANT: Northwestern Memorial Hospital is believed to be the first U.S. facility to perform a lifesaving double- [...] Read full article: Northwestern makes COVID history • Relig...→

Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-19 contact tracing

The funding from the state will allow the public health department to ramp up its program, with the goal of tracing more than 3,000 new contacts each day. Read full article: Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-1...→

Cook County Medical Examiner: 9 Month Old Died Of COVID-19

Cook County Medical Examiner: 9 Month Old Died Of COVID-19

CHICAGO (CBS) — ...   A nine-month-old boy who died in March succumbed to COVID-19. The child is believed to be the youngest victim of the coronavirus in Cook [...] Read full article: Cook County Medical Examiner: 9 Month Ol...→

Cook County waiving late fees on property tax bills until Oct. 1

Cook County waiving late fees on property tax bills until Oct. 1

With the second installment of Cook County property taxes being mailed this week, residents and property owners are reminded that the county board has waived l [...] Read full article: Cook County waiving late fees on propert...→

1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 Antibodies at Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Office

1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 Antibodies at Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Office

An employee at the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, officials announced Monday. Read full article: 1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID...→

Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warning In Northwest Indiana, Watch For Cook County And Parts South

Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warning In Northwest Indiana, Watch For Cook County And Parts South

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Northwest Indiana, while a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the area until 9 p.m. Read full article: Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm War...→

Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to take steps to avoid conflicts, auditors find

Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to take steps to avoid conflicts, auditors find

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle ordered the review following a Sun-Times report on an insider deal involving Ald. Carrie Austin’s chief of staff C [...] Read full article: Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to...→

Cook County Election Judge Still Waiting To Get Paid For Work During March Primary; 'There's Got To Be A Way To Solve This'

“I do it for the money, but also believe in democracy,” said Susan Rohde, who has fulfilled her civic duty for more than a decade as an election judge. Read full article: Cook County Election Judge Still Waiting...→

Sheriff: 7-Year-Old Airlifted To HCMC Following Morrison County Tractor Accident

Sheriff: 7-Year-Old Airlifted To HCMC Following Morrison County Tractor Accident

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office says a child is in the hospital with serious injuries after a tractor accident just south of Harding, Minnesota, Wednesday [...] Read full article: Sheriff: 7-Year-Old Airlifted To HCMC Fo...→

Big tax hikes? Cook County landlords can find out today.

Treasurer Maria Pappas posted the final 2020 bills for property owners today, news that will be received with outrage, resignation or relief by many commercial [...] Read full article: Big tax hikes? Cook County landlords can...→

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven de [...]

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven de [...]

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven deputies of their police powers after the county’s public defender complained tha [...] Read full article: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving ...→

Cook County Commissioner Morrison hosting Virtual Outdoors Week

Cook County Commissioner Morrison hosting Virtual Outdoors Week

With his second annual Outdoors Day canceled as a result of physical distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morriso [...] Read full article: Cook County Commissioner Morrison hostin...→

Ventura County Sheriff Ends Use Of Carotid  Hold

Ventura County Sheriff Ends Use Of Carotid Hold

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office is the latest Southern California law enforcement agency to suspend the use of the carotid hold. Read full article: Ventura County Sheriff Ends Use Of Carot...→

Cook County agency that’s under two reviews gave big bonuses to $225,750-a-year boss

Cook County agency that’s under two reviews gave big bonuses to $225,750-a-year boss

The Cook County Land Bank Authority won’t show what Robert Rose Jr. did to merit the extra tens of thousands of dollars nor say why he got bigger bonuses than [...] Read full article: Cook County agency that’s under two revi...→

Protesters seek ouster of Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco

Protesters seek ouster of Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco

They marched past Robert Presley Detention Center downtown and made their way toward the sheriff’s station on Orange Street. Read full article: Protesters seek ouster of Riverside Coun...→

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx

Cook County State's Attorney... Both New York and Los Angeles have coordinated, holistic and publicly-funded plans to dramatically reduce gun violence. Read full article: Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx...→

LA County Sheriff to Increase Concealed Permit Issuance by 400 Percent

LA County Sheriff to Increase Concealed Permit Issuance by 400 Percent

L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva (D) revealed Wednesday his plans to increase the issuance of concealed carry permits by 400 percent.  Read full article: LA County Sheriff to Increase Concealed ...→

Cook County waiving late fees on property tax bills until Oct. 1

Cook County waiving late fees on property tax bills until Oct. 1

With the second installment of Cook County property taxes being mailed this week, residents and property owners are reminded that the county board has waived l [...] Read full article: Cook County waiving late fees on propert...→

Man Arrested After Threatening to Shoot Monroe County Deputies: Sheriff

Man Arrested After Threatening to Shoot Monroe County Deputies: Sheriff

Authorities say a 29-year-old man was arrested after sending an email to the Monroe County sheriff threatening to shoot deputies in the Florida Keys Read full article: Man Arrested After Threatening to Shoot ...→

LA County Sheriff Reaches Out To Attorney General To Monitor Investigation Into Death Of Andres Guardado, 18, Shot By Deputy

LA County Sheriff Reaches Out To Attorney General To Monitor Investigation Into Death Of Andres Guardado, 18, Shot By Deputy

LASD Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Monday that he has reached out to the California Attorney General’s Office to monitor the investigation into the deadly shoot [...] Read full article: LA County Sheriff Reaches Out To Attorne...→

Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warning In Northwest Indiana, Watch For Cook County And Parts South

Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warning In Northwest Indiana, Watch For Cook County And Parts South

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Northwest Indiana, while a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the area until 9 p.m. Read full article: Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm War...→

California county sheriff says he won't enforce Newsom's coronavirus mask order

California county sheriff says he won't enforce Newsom's coronavirus mask order

The Sheriff's office for Sacramento County announced on Friday that it will not enforce Gov. Gavin Newsom's coronavirus order, forcing residents to wear masks [...] Read full article: California county sheriff says he won't ...→

Appeals court upholds federal judge’s coronavirus orders at Cook County Jail

Appeals court upholds federal judge’s coronavirus orders at Cook County Jail

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals denied most of a motion filed by Sheriff Tom Dart, asking the court to pause the preliminary injunction ordered by U.S. Distri [...] Read full article: Appeals court upholds federal judge’s co...→

Cook County Election Judge Still Waiting To Get Paid For Work During March Primary; 'There's Got To Be A Way To Solve This'

“I do it for the money, but also believe in democracy,” said Susan Rohde, who has fulfilled her civic duty for more than a decade as an election judge. Read full article: Cook County Election Judge Still Waiting...→

6 Cook County commercial property tax bills rise by $1 million or more

6 Cook County commercial property tax bills rise by $1 million or more

Owners of six commercial properties in Cook County's Northwest suburbs are getting tax bills that are $1 million or higher than what they paid last year. Read full article: 6 Cook County commercial property tax bi...→

Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Charges Against Maurice Harris, Accused In 2017 Quadruple Slaying

Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Charges Against Maurice Harris, Accused In 2017 Quadruple Slaying

Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for the state’s attorney’s office, said in a statement that eyewitness accounts were found to be unreliable. Read full article: Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Char...→

Sheriff: 7-Year-Old Airlifted To HCMC Following Morrison County Tractor Accident

Sheriff: 7-Year-Old Airlifted To HCMC Following Morrison County Tractor Accident

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office says a child is in the hospital with serious injuries after a tractor accident just south of Harding, Minnesota, Wednesday [...] Read full article: Sheriff: 7-Year-Old Airlifted To HCMC Fo...→

Community mourns fallen Santa Cruz County Sheriff Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller at memorial service

Community mourns fallen Santa Cruz County Sheriff Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller at memorial service

Hundreds gathered to mourn fallen Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller, who was shot and killed in the line of duty earlier this month. Read full article: Community mourns fallen Santa Cruz Count...→

A look back at racial bias in Cook County jury selection

A look back at racial bias in Cook County jury selection

With the Supreme Court debating racial discrimination on juries, we look back at a Reader cover story from 2005 that examined Cook County's own problem with th [...] Read full article: A look back at racial bias in Cook Count...→

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven de [...]

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven de [...]

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven deputies of their police powers after the county’s public defender complained tha [...] Read full article: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving ...→

Charles County Sheriff Proposes Reforms to Department

Charles County Sheriff Proposes Reforms to Department

When Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry was first sworn into office in 2014, he pledged to build trust between law officers and the community. Following the dea [...] Read full article: Charles County Sheriff Proposes Reforms ...→

Sonoma County Sheriff Investigating 2 Dead Adult Males Found In Windsor

Sonoma County Sheriff Investigating 2 Dead Adult Males Found In Windsor

Authorities in Sonoma County are investigating the discovery of two dead bodies that were found by medical personnel Monday morning. Read full article: Sonoma County Sheriff Investigating 2 De...→

Tear gas used to disperse rowdy crowd that refused to leave Lake George park, Anoka County sheriff says

Anoka County sheriff’s deputies used tear gas to disperse a rowdy crowd of 200 that gathered Friday at a park in Oak Grove. Deputies arrived at Lake George Reg [...] Read full article: Tear gas used to disperse rowdy crowd th...→

Best elected official in Cook County

Best elected official in Cook County

Cook County Board president Toni Preckwinkle  Runner-Up Cook County state's attorney Kim Foxx  Finalists: Cook County assessor Fritz Kaegi, Cook County Board c [...] Read full article: Best elected official in Cook County...→

Cook County agency that’s under two reviews gave big bonuses to $225,750-a-year boss

Cook County agency that’s under two reviews gave big bonuses to $225,750-a-year boss

The Cook County Land Bank Authority won’t show what Robert Rose Jr. did to merit the extra tens of thousands of dollars nor say why he got bigger bonuses than [...] Read full article: Cook County agency that’s under two revi...→

Northwestern makes COVID history • Religious group challenges Illinois abortion law • Cook County to expand contact tracing

NORTHWESTERN PERFORMS HISTORIC DOUBLE-LUNG TRANSPLANT: Northwestern Memorial Hospital is believed to be the first U.S. facility to perform a lifesaving double- [...] Read full article: Northwestern makes COVID history • Relig...→

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

The Cook County Department of Public Health will receive almost $41 million in grant funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health to rapidly scale-up [...] Read full article: Cook County receives $41 million grant f...→

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx

Cook County State's Attorney... Both New York and Los Angeles have coordinated, holistic and publicly-funded plans to dramatically reduce gun violence. Read full article: Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx...→

Cook County Medical Examiner: 9 Month Old Died Of COVID-19

Cook County Medical Examiner: 9 Month Old Died Of COVID-19

CHICAGO (CBS) — ...   A nine-month-old boy who died in March succumbed to COVID-19. The child is believed to be the youngest victim of the coronavirus in Cook [...] Read full article: Cook County Medical Examiner: 9 Month Ol...→

Small Business Owners In Cook County Can Now Apply For Loans

Small Business Owners In Cook County Can Now Apply For Loans

Small business owners in suburban Cook County can now apply for a one-time, zero interest loan of up to $20,000. Read full article: Small Business Owners In Cook County Can...→

Santa Clara County officials call on sheriff to consider use-of-force reforms

Santa Clara County officials call on sheriff to consider use-of-force reforms

Potential changes include limiting the use of tear gas and rubber bullets and not hiring officers with a history of excessive force complaints. Read full article: Santa Clara County officials call on she...→

1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 Antibodies at Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Office

1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 Antibodies at Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Office

An employee at the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, officials announced Monday. Read full article: 1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID...→

Police Supt. David Brown Says Electronic Monitoring Programs Are Insufficient In Wake Of Violent Weekend, Sheriff Tom Dart Agrees

Police Supt. David Brown Says Electronic Monitoring Programs Are Insufficient In Wake Of Violent Weekend, Sheriff Tom Dart Agrees

In the wake of a violent weekend in Chicago in which more than 100 people were shot – including 12 children – Chicago Police Supt. David Brown blamed the incre [...] Read full article: Police Supt. David Brown Says Electronic...→

L.A. County sheriff pushes back on defunding police: 'Last thing' the community needs is fewer deputies on the streets

L.A. County sheriff pushes back on defunding police: 'Last thing' the community needs is fewer deputies on the streets

Pushing back on calls to defund the police, the Los Angeles County sheriff told Fox News Monday that having fewer police officers on the street "should be the [...] Read full article: L.A. County sheriff pushes back on defun...→

Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to take steps to avoid conflicts, auditors find

Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to take steps to avoid conflicts, auditors find

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle ordered the review following a Sun-Times report on an insider deal involving Ald. Carrie Austin’s chief of staff C [...] Read full article: Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to...→

How the DuPage County sheriff is turning to inmates for diversity training

How the DuPage County sheriff is turning to inmates for diversity training

DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick is turning to an unexpected source for training his deputies on dealing with an increasingly diverse community -- the peop [...] Read full article: How the DuPage County sheriff is turning...→

Demonstrators call for defunding Cook County jail

Demonstrators call for defunding Cook County jail

About 150 protesters on foot -- as well as hundreds more in cars -- demanded the defunding of the Cook County jail during a demonstration Thursday. Read full article: Demonstrators call for defunding Cook Co...→

Spike in Cook County commercial property tax bills

Spike in Cook County commercial property tax bills

Owners of six commercial properties in Cook County's northern suburbs are getting tax bills that are $1 million or higher than what they paid last year. Read full article: Spike in Cook County commercial property...→

Burke County, GA Sheriff on Atlanta Police Shooting: 'Nothing Malicious or Sadistic in the Way These Officers Behaved'

Burke County, GA Sheriff on Atlanta Police Shooting: 'Nothing Malicious or Sadistic in the Way These Officers Behaved'

Earlier this week on CNN, Burke County, GA Sheriff Alfonzo Williams defended the actions taken by Atlanta Police in the Rayshard Brooks shooting, which has res [...] Read full article: Burke County, GA Sheriff on Atlanta Poli...→

Big tax hikes? Cook County landlords can find out today.

Treasurer Maria Pappas posted the final 2020 bills for property owners today, news that will be received with outrage, resignation or relief by many commercial [...] Read full article: Big tax hikes? Cook County landlords can...→

Lake County Sheriff to Update After Officer-Involved Shooting in Beach Park

Lake County Sheriff to Update After Officer-Involved Shooting in Beach Park

The Lake County Sheriff’s office is set to hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon following an officer-involved shooting in Beach Park. Details surrounding [...] Read full article: Lake County Sheriff to Update After Offi...→

When Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry was first sworn into office in 2014, he p [...]

When Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry was first sworn into office in 2014, he pledged to build trust between law officers and the community. Following the dea [...] Read full article: When Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry w...→

Cook County Commissioner Morrison hosting Virtual Outdoors Week

Cook County Commissioner Morrison hosting Virtual Outdoors Week

With his second annual Outdoors Day canceled as a result of physical distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morriso [...] Read full article: Cook County Commissioner Morrison hostin...→

Los Angeles County Sheriff to address death of black man found hanging from tree

Los Angeles County Sheriff to address death of black man found hanging from tree

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva will hold an online town hall Monday to address the death of a black man found hanging from a tree in the city of Pa [...] Read full article: Los Angeles County Sheriff to address de...→

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart 'De-Deputizes' Deputies Linked To Insults And Threats Toward Protesters

The county's public defender complained that deputies had apparently posted insulting and threatening comments online after a march in support of Black Lives M [...] Read full article: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart 'De-Deputiz...→

Ventura County Sheriff Ends Use Of Carotid  Hold

Ventura County Sheriff Ends Use Of Carotid Hold

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office is the latest Southern California law enforcement agency to suspend the use of the carotid hold. Read full article: Ventura County Sheriff Ends Use Of Carot...→

Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Cases of Any County in U.S.: Arwady

Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Cases of Any County in U.S.: Arwady

Cook County still has the highest number of coronavirus cases of any county in the U.S., Chicago’s top health official said Friday. The county, which includes [...] Read full article: Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Case...→

LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank helps revitalize black and brown communities

LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank helps revitalize black and brown communities

The Land Bank has torn down barriers and democratized access to distressed properties. It has given us a chance to create jobs for our neighbors and wealth for [...] Read full article: LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank he...→

Protesters seek ouster of Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco

Protesters seek ouster of Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco

They marched past Robert Presley Detention Center downtown and made their way toward the sheriff’s station on Orange Street. Read full article: Protesters seek ouster of Riverside Coun...→

Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-19 contact tracing

The funding from the state will allow the public health department to ramp up its program, with the goal of tracing more than 3,000 new contacts each day. Read full article: Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-1...→

28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County

28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County

Another 28 people died of COVID-19 in Cook County, officials announced Wednesday. The newly confirmed fatalities bring the county’s toll to 4,120, according to [...] Read full article: 28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County...→

LA County Sheriff to Increase Concealed Permit Issuance by 400 Percent

LA County Sheriff to Increase Concealed Permit Issuance by 400 Percent

L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva (D) revealed Wednesday his plans to increase the issuance of concealed carry permits by 400 percent.  Read full article: LA County Sheriff to Increase Concealed ...→

Cook County waiving late fees on property tax bills until Oct. 1

Cook County waiving late fees on property tax bills until Oct. 1

With the second installment of Cook County property taxes being mailed this week, residents and property owners are reminded that the county board has waived l [...] Read full article: Cook County waiving late fees on propert...→

Santa Clara County officials call on sheriff to consider use-of-force reforms

Santa Clara County officials call on sheriff to consider use-of-force reforms

Potential changes include limiting the use of tear gas and rubber bullets and not hiring officers with a history of excessive force complaints. Read full article: Santa Clara County officials call on she...→

Man Arrested After Threatening to Shoot Monroe County Deputies: Sheriff

Man Arrested After Threatening to Shoot Monroe County Deputies: Sheriff

Authorities say a 29-year-old man was arrested after sending an email to the Monroe County sheriff threatening to shoot deputies in the Florida Keys Read full article: Man Arrested After Threatening to Shoot ...→

1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 Antibodies at Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Office

1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 Antibodies at Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Office

An employee at the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, officials announced Monday. Read full article: 1 More Employee Tests Positive for COVID...→

LA County Sheriff Reaches Out To Attorney General To Monitor Investigation Into Death Of Andres Guardado, 18, Shot By Deputy

LA County Sheriff Reaches Out To Attorney General To Monitor Investigation Into Death Of Andres Guardado, 18, Shot By Deputy

LASD Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Monday that he has reached out to the California Attorney General’s Office to monitor the investigation into the deadly shoot [...] Read full article: LA County Sheriff Reaches Out To Attorne...→

Police Supt. David Brown Says Electronic Monitoring Programs Are Insufficient In Wake Of Violent Weekend, Sheriff Tom Dart Agrees

Police Supt. David Brown Says Electronic Monitoring Programs Are Insufficient In Wake Of Violent Weekend, Sheriff Tom Dart Agrees

In the wake of a violent weekend in Chicago in which more than 100 people were shot – including 12 children – Chicago Police Supt. David Brown blamed the incre [...] Read full article: Police Supt. David Brown Says Electronic...→

Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warning In Northwest Indiana, Watch For Cook County And Parts South

Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warning In Northwest Indiana, Watch For Cook County And Parts South

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Northwest Indiana, while a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the area until 9 p.m. Read full article: Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm War...→

L.A. County sheriff pushes back on defunding police: 'Last thing' the community needs is fewer deputies on the streets

L.A. County sheriff pushes back on defunding police: 'Last thing' the community needs is fewer deputies on the streets

Pushing back on calls to defund the police, the Los Angeles County sheriff told Fox News Monday that having fewer police officers on the street "should be the [...] Read full article: L.A. County sheriff pushes back on defun...→

California county sheriff says he won't enforce Newsom's coronavirus mask order

California county sheriff says he won't enforce Newsom's coronavirus mask order

The Sheriff's office for Sacramento County announced on Friday that it will not enforce Gov. Gavin Newsom's coronavirus order, forcing residents to wear masks [...] Read full article: California county sheriff says he won't ...→

Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to take steps to avoid conflicts, auditors find

Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to take steps to avoid conflicts, auditors find

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle ordered the review following a Sun-Times report on an insider deal involving Ald. Carrie Austin’s chief of staff C [...] Read full article: Cook County Land Bank Authority needs to...→

Appeals court upholds federal judge’s coronavirus orders at Cook County Jail

Appeals court upholds federal judge’s coronavirus orders at Cook County Jail

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals denied most of a motion filed by Sheriff Tom Dart, asking the court to pause the preliminary injunction ordered by U.S. Distri [...] Read full article: Appeals court upholds federal judge’s co...→

How the DuPage County sheriff is turning to inmates for diversity training

How the DuPage County sheriff is turning to inmates for diversity training

DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick is turning to an unexpected source for training his deputies on dealing with an increasingly diverse community -- the peop [...] Read full article: How the DuPage County sheriff is turning...→

Cook County Election Judge Still Waiting To Get Paid For Work During March Primary; 'There's Got To Be A Way To Solve This'

“I do it for the money, but also believe in democracy,” said Susan Rohde, who has fulfilled her civic duty for more than a decade as an election judge. Read full article: Cook County Election Judge Still Waiting...→

Demonstrators call for defunding Cook County jail

Demonstrators call for defunding Cook County jail

About 150 protesters on foot -- as well as hundreds more in cars -- demanded the defunding of the Cook County jail during a demonstration Thursday. Read full article: Demonstrators call for defunding Cook Co...→

6 Cook County commercial property tax bills rise by $1 million or more

6 Cook County commercial property tax bills rise by $1 million or more

Owners of six commercial properties in Cook County's Northwest suburbs are getting tax bills that are $1 million or higher than what they paid last year. Read full article: 6 Cook County commercial property tax bi...→

Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Charges Against Maurice Harris, Accused In 2017 Quadruple Slaying

Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Charges Against Maurice Harris, Accused In 2017 Quadruple Slaying

Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for the state’s attorney’s office, said in a statement that eyewitness accounts were found to be unreliable. Read full article: Cook County Prosecutors Drop Murder Char...→

Spike in Cook County commercial property tax bills

Spike in Cook County commercial property tax bills

Owners of six commercial properties in Cook County's northern suburbs are getting tax bills that are $1 million or higher than what they paid last year. Read full article: Spike in Cook County commercial property...→

Sheriff: 7-Year-Old Airlifted To HCMC Following Morrison County Tractor Accident

Sheriff: 7-Year-Old Airlifted To HCMC Following Morrison County Tractor Accident

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office says a child is in the hospital with serious injuries after a tractor accident just south of Harding, Minnesota, Wednesday [...] Read full article: Sheriff: 7-Year-Old Airlifted To HCMC Fo...→

Burke County, GA Sheriff on Atlanta Police Shooting: 'Nothing Malicious or Sadistic in the Way These Officers Behaved'

Burke County, GA Sheriff on Atlanta Police Shooting: 'Nothing Malicious or Sadistic in the Way These Officers Behaved'

Earlier this week on CNN, Burke County, GA Sheriff Alfonzo Williams defended the actions taken by Atlanta Police in the Rayshard Brooks shooting, which has res [...] Read full article: Burke County, GA Sheriff on Atlanta Poli...→

Community mourns fallen Santa Cruz County Sheriff Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller at memorial service

Community mourns fallen Santa Cruz County Sheriff Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller at memorial service

Hundreds gathered to mourn fallen Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller, who was shot and killed in the line of duty earlier this month. Read full article: Community mourns fallen Santa Cruz Count...→

Big tax hikes? Cook County landlords can find out today.

Treasurer Maria Pappas posted the final 2020 bills for property owners today, news that will be received with outrage, resignation or relief by many commercial [...] Read full article: Big tax hikes? Cook County landlords can...→

A look back at racial bias in Cook County jury selection

A look back at racial bias in Cook County jury selection

With the Supreme Court debating racial discrimination on juries, we look back at a Reader cover story from 2005 that examined Cook County's own problem with th [...] Read full article: A look back at racial bias in Cook Count...→

Lake County Sheriff to Update After Officer-Involved Shooting in Beach Park

Lake County Sheriff to Update After Officer-Involved Shooting in Beach Park

The Lake County Sheriff’s office is set to hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon following an officer-involved shooting in Beach Park. Details surrounding [...] Read full article: Lake County Sheriff to Update After Offi...→

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven de [...]

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven de [...]

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving to temporarily strip as many as seven deputies of their police powers after the county’s public defender complained tha [...] Read full article: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart was moving ...→

When Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry was first sworn into office in 2014, he p [...]

When Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry was first sworn into office in 2014, he pledged to build trust between law officers and the community. Following the dea [...] Read full article: When Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry w...→

Charles County Sheriff Proposes Reforms to Department

Charles County Sheriff Proposes Reforms to Department

When Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry was first sworn into office in 2014, he pledged to build trust between law officers and the community. Following the dea [...] Read full article: Charles County Sheriff Proposes Reforms ...→

Cook County Commissioner Morrison hosting Virtual Outdoors Week

Cook County Commissioner Morrison hosting Virtual Outdoors Week

With his second annual Outdoors Day canceled as a result of physical distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morriso [...] Read full article: Cook County Commissioner Morrison hostin...→

Sonoma County Sheriff Investigating 2 Dead Adult Males Found In Windsor

Sonoma County Sheriff Investigating 2 Dead Adult Males Found In Windsor

Authorities in Sonoma County are investigating the discovery of two dead bodies that were found by medical personnel Monday morning. Read full article: Sonoma County Sheriff Investigating 2 De...→

Los Angeles County Sheriff to address death of black man found hanging from tree

Los Angeles County Sheriff to address death of black man found hanging from tree

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva will hold an online town hall Monday to address the death of a black man found hanging from a tree in the city of Pa [...] Read full article: Los Angeles County Sheriff to address de...→

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart 'De-Deputizes' Deputies Linked To Insults And Threats Toward Protesters

The county's public defender complained that deputies had apparently posted insulting and threatening comments online after a march in support of Black Lives M [...] Read full article: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart 'De-Deputiz...→

Tear gas used to disperse rowdy crowd that refused to leave Lake George park, Anoka County sheriff says

Anoka County sheriff’s deputies used tear gas to disperse a rowdy crowd of 200 that gathered Friday at a park in Oak Grove. Deputies arrived at Lake George Reg [...] Read full article: Tear gas used to disperse rowdy crowd th...→

Ventura County Sheriff Ends Use Of Carotid  Hold

Ventura County Sheriff Ends Use Of Carotid Hold

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office is the latest Southern California law enforcement agency to suspend the use of the carotid hold. Read full article: Ventura County Sheriff Ends Use Of Carot...→

Best elected official in Cook County

Best elected official in Cook County

Cook County Board president Toni Preckwinkle  Runner-Up Cook County state's attorney Kim Foxx  Finalists: Cook County assessor Fritz Kaegi, Cook County Board c [...] Read full article: Best elected official in Cook County...→

Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Cases of Any County in U.S.: Arwady

Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Cases of Any County in U.S.: Arwady

Cook County still has the highest number of coronavirus cases of any county in the U.S., Chicago’s top health official said Friday. The county, which includes [...] Read full article: Cook County Still Has Most COVID-19 Case...→

Cook County agency that’s under two reviews gave big bonuses to $225,750-a-year boss

Cook County agency that’s under two reviews gave big bonuses to $225,750-a-year boss

The Cook County Land Bank Authority won’t show what Robert Rose Jr. did to merit the extra tens of thousands of dollars nor say why he got bigger bonuses than [...] Read full article: Cook County agency that’s under two revi...→

LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank helps revitalize black and brown communities

LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank helps revitalize black and brown communities

The Land Bank has torn down barriers and democratized access to distressed properties. It has given us a chance to create jobs for our neighbors and wealth for [...] Read full article: LETTER: How the Cook County Land Bank he...→

Northwestern makes COVID history • Religious group challenges Illinois abortion law • Cook County to expand contact tracing

NORTHWESTERN PERFORMS HISTORIC DOUBLE-LUNG TRANSPLANT: Northwestern Memorial Hospital is believed to be the first U.S. facility to perform a lifesaving double- [...] Read full article: Northwestern makes COVID history • Relig...→

Protesters seek ouster of Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco

Protesters seek ouster of Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco

They marched past Robert Presley Detention Center downtown and made their way toward the sheriff’s station on Orange Street. Read full article: Protesters seek ouster of Riverside Coun...→

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

The Cook County Department of Public Health will receive almost $41 million in grant funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health to rapidly scale-up [...] Read full article: Cook County receives $41 million grant f...→

Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-19 contact tracing

The funding from the state will allow the public health department to ramp up its program, with the goal of tracing more than 3,000 new contacts each day. Read full article: Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-1...→

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx

Cook County State's Attorney... Both New York and Los Angeles have coordinated, holistic and publicly-funded plans to dramatically reduce gun violence. Read full article: Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx...→

28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County

28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County

Another 28 people died of COVID-19 in Cook County, officials announced Wednesday. The newly confirmed fatalities bring the county’s toll to 4,120, according to [...] Read full article: 28 More COVID-19 Deaths in Cook County...→

Cook County Medical Examiner: 9 Month Old Died Of COVID-19

Cook County Medical Examiner: 9 Month Old Died Of COVID-19

CHICAGO (CBS) — ...   A nine-month-old boy who died in March succumbed to COVID-19. The child is believed to be the youngest victim of the coronavirus in Cook [...] Read full article: Cook County Medical Examiner: 9 Month Ol...→

Small Business Owners In Cook County Can Now Apply For Loans

Small Business Owners In Cook County Can Now Apply For Loans

Small business owners in suburban Cook County can now apply for a one-time, zero interest loan of up to $20,000. Read full article: Small Business Owners In Cook County Can...→