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COOK COUNTY SHERIFF THOMAS J. DART
TO HOST TOWN HALL MEETING
IN WORTH TOWNSHIP

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009 — An update on gang activity; DUI and distracted driving; and protecting yourself personally and financially during the holidays will be the topics of discussion at a Town Hall Meeting for Worth Township residents hosted by Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart and Worth Township officials on Thursday, Nov. 19.

The Town Hall meeting will be held in the Fine Arts Center of Shepard High School, 13049 S. Ridgeland Ave., Palos Heights. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with an Informational Fair sponsored by the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s officials will be available to discuss a number of programs and free services available to the public including graffiti removal and Youth Services programs. Members of the Department’s 911 Center will be in attendance to answer questions and free emergency cell phones for senior citizens will be handed out at the event. Additionally, Worth Township officials will be on hand to discuss township services and programs.

The meeting will begin promptly at 7 pm. Sheriff Dart and Worth Township officials will address the group and officers from the Sheriff’s Gang Crimes Unit will give an overview of gang issues facing the Township as well as drug awareness information.

Members of the Sheriff’s Office will discuss DUI and its related effects, as well as distracted driving and the new texting ban laws that go into effect Jan. 1, 2010. The final presentation by the Department’s Financial Crimes Unit will review safe holiday shopping tips and how to protect yourself personally and financially during the holidays.

     Following the presentations, all speakers will be available for questions.

The event is free, open to the public and all are invited to attend. For more information, contact the Sheriff’s Police Community Relations Unit at
(708) 865-4776.

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