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Thomas J. Dart (born May 25, 1962) is the Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, and serves as the chief executive of the second largest such department in the United States after Los Angeles. Contents. [hide]. 1 Career. 1.1 Foreclosures; 1.2 Craigslist lawsuit. 2 Personal life; 3 References; 4 External links. Career[edit]. Dart began ...


Cook County Jail drops below 6,000 inmates to lowest level in decades. Megan Crepeau. The population at the Cook County Jail has fallen below 6,000 inmates, its lowest point in decades, sheriff's officials said Thursday. Cara Smith, chief policy officer for Sheriff Tom Dart, said the number has been declining for some time ...


Dec 1, 2017 ... The Cook County Sheriff's Office has halted all hirings, firings and suspensions, months after an appellate court ruling threw into question the legality of hundreds of crucial personnel decisions.


Nov 8, 2017 ... Sheriff Tom Dart is moving to fire a jail guard for misusing the federal family medical leave law.


Nov 2, 2017 ... Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is asking a judge not to award back pay to officers fired by an illegally constituted merit board.


Jul 13, 2017 ... In an effort to crack down on Chicago's persistent gun violence, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Thursday his office will be alerting local police when .


At one of the largest jails in the U.S., Sheriff Tom Dart sees his job as not just keeping people in jail, but helping some of them get out.


Dec 17, 2017 ... A recent court decision has thrown into doubt hundreds of firings and suspensions of Cook County Sheriff's officers, but Sheriff Thomas Dart told his 3,200 officers the ruling also may call into question whether hundreds more hirings and promotions were legitimate. In a memo sent to officers this week, Dart  ...


With a daily population of some 9,000 inmates, it's the biggest single-site penal facility in the country, and it's estimated that as many as one-third of the people housed there have mental health issues. “When you walk around, you can't help but feel you're in the wrong place,” says Sheriff Tom Dart. “You feel like you're in a ...