I am pleased to see that the State’s Attorney has finally recognized what many of us have been saying for years – that our failed drug policies are resulting in the unnecessary detention and incarceration of thousands of people, primarily young me
Public Safety and Jails
Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Executive Director Michael Masters joined President Barack Obama, United States Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and leaders from around the
The Cook County Board of Commissioners today approved a resolution introduced by President Toni Preckwinkle urging the Illinois General Assembly to restore judicial discretion by ending the automatic transfer of young people to adult court.
The Cook County Sheriff’s Office has objected to the concealed carry applications for 240 individuals within the first month of Illinois’ new concealed carry law, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said today.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez today filed lawsuits on behalf of Cook County against HSBC, Bank of America and Bank of America subsidiaries including, Countrywide and Merrill Lynch, alleging that th
Originally published July 11, 2013 at the Cook County Sheriff's website
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle met with representatives from the North, South, and West Suburban Police Chief associations Tuesday in a continued effort to solve the overcrowding problems in Cook County jail and to discuss the impact
The Cook County Board of Commissioners today approved changes to the county’s assault weapons ban and toughened penalties for violations of the ordinance.