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February 23, 2018

Jail Population: 8,219 – Behind the Walls: 6,157 – Community Corrections: 2,062

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Sheriff Warns of IRS Phone Scam

February 10, 2018

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is warning of a sophisticated phone scam targeting Cook County residents. In this scam, an automated voice claims there is a warrant out for the arrest of the receiver of the call and that they must call a phone number with a Chicago area c... [Read More]

Sheriff Warns of Phone Scam

February 2, 2018

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is warning of a phone scam in which the caller claims to be a member of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. In this scam, the caller makes notification that there is an allegation against the victim and that payment is required. A spoofing ... [Read More]