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Cook County Sheriff’s Press Office

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Historic International Detainee Chess Tournament Held

August 6, 2019

Detainees in seven countries spanning multiple continents participated in a historic chess tournament that concluded Tuesday, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. Detainees at Cook County Jail competed against prisoners from Armenia, Belarus, Brazil, England, ... [Read More]

National Sex Buyer Sting Nets More Than 500 Arrests

July 31, 2019

From California to New York to Alabama, more than two dozen police agencies partnered in a five-week, anti-trafficking operation that led to the arrest of more than 500 sex buyers, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. The 18th National Johns Suppression Initia... [Read More]

Public’s Help Sought in Identifying Suspicious Person

July 16, 2019

Cook County Sheriff’s Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man involved in a suspicious incident on a Forest Preserve trail near Morton Grove. On July 11, sometime between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., a man riding a black and red small framed bicycle approached... [Read More]

Sheriff Announces Criminal Sexual Assault Charges

July 2, 2019

A teacher at a Burbank private school has been charged with Criminal Sexual Assault, Solicitation of Child Pornography and other charges for her alleged conduct involving two juvenile students at Jordan Baptist School, announced Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart today. Shan... [Read More]

Driver Charged in Fatal Leyden Township Hit and Run

May 29, 2019

A Chicago woman has been charged in a hit and run that killed a 37-year-old man, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. At approximately 2:55 a.m. on Jan. 21, 2019 Sheriff’s Police located Troy Mitchell of Stone Park unresponsive with significant trauma in the... [Read More]