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Crestwood Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

April 9, 2021

COOK COUNTY, IL – An 18-year-old Crestwood man has been charged with possession of child pornography after investigators found 70 images of child pornography on his phone, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. Investigators from the Cook County Sheriff’s Po... [Read More]

Oak Lawn Man Charged in Death of Hometown Police Lieutenant

April 5, 2021

COOK COUNTY, IL – An Oak Lawn man who allegedly struck and killed a Hometown Police Lieutenant providing traffic control for a separate crash investigation is slated to have a bond hearing today on charges of reckless homicide, felony driving under the influence, and other... [Read More]

Update on COVID-19 Cases at Cook County Jail

March 29, 2021

COOK COUNTY, IL – Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is again urging the public to continue to follow precautions which reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to get vaccinated as eligibility for the vaccine expands. As of today, just nine of the more than 5,600 individuals in ... [Read More]