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Durbin calls for investigation into Puerto Rican rehab programs
Jul. 13, 2015
Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin has sent a letter to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development urging an investigation into the pipeline of drug addicts from Puerto Rico to Chicago.
Sheriff calls on feds to investigate Puerto Rican agencies
May. 22, 2015
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says agencies could be using federal funds to send drug addicts to unlicensed rehab centers.
Sheriff names clinical psychologist to run Cook County Jail
May. 19, 2015
As many as 35 percent of the jail's inmates suffer from serious mental illness.
Cook County Sheriff announces new mental health clinic
May. 1, 2015
Tom Dart says the new clinic is a direct response to government mental health cuts.
Sheriff Dart to investigate unlicensed rehab centers
Apr. 24, 2015
Heroin addicts being sent from Puerto Rico to Chicago often end up in rundown residences. City and state officials playing ‘not it’ when it comes to oversight.
Inmate beaten in Cook County jail hours after judge ordered him free
Sep. 12, 2014
Under the authority of Sheriff Tom Dart, Cook County makes inmates who’ve already been freed by a judge, go back to jail to be processed out.
Illinois inmates to Russia: Checkmate, comrade
May. 15, 2013
Inside the Cook County Jail law library, ten men were hunched over laptops playing online chess. A live video of their competitors, inmates in Russian prisons, was projected on the front wall.
Sheriff warns Indian immigrants of scam
May. 8, 2013
Indian immigrants in unincoporated Des Plaines have been victims of a recent phone scam, which has defrauded some of thousands of dollars.
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