We're asking them to do what frankly they should have been doing all along -- stop facilitating prostitutionSuit: Craigslist prostitution 'accomplice' Mar 05, 2009
We tried to tap into the Christmas spirit and throw a big dose of the Grinch on top of it'Shoptastic' scam nabs Illinois fugitives Dec 22, 2008
The people we're interacting with are, many times, oblivious to the financial straits their landlord might be inCook Co. sheriff to stop serving evictions Oct 08, 2008
We homed in on what is probably people's prevailing motivator at times, which is greedDeputies use checks to attract fugitives Aug 18, 2008
No one suspected anything for years because he did everything right -- except obtain a law degreeWatercooler Stories Jul 20, 2011
Thomas J. "Tom" Dart is the current Sheriff of Cook County, Illinois. His department is the second largest in the United States after the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Dart began his career a state prosecutor in Cook County. Afterwards he was an Illinois State Senator, having been appointed in 1991 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Jeremiah E. Joyce (D-Chicago). He was then elected and served state representative as a Democrat for Illinois' 28th House District from January 1993 until January 2003, before becoming chief of staff to Cook County Sheriff Michael F. Sheahan. In November 2002, Dart was the Democratic nominee for state treasurer of Illinois but lost to incumbent Republican Judy Baar Topinka.
When Sheahan announced his retirement in 2006, Dart announced his candidacy to succeed Sheahan. Dart won the Democratic primary election on March 21, 2006, defeating Sylvester Baker and Richard Remus by a wide margin, and won the general election in November 2006.