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Cook County Sheriff’s Press Office

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Sheriff Dart Warns of Ruse Burglaries

February 12, 2019

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is warning the public about ruse burglaries following an incident that occurred in unincorporated Palos Heights. At approximately 4 p.m. on Feb. 10, a 94-year-old woman was approached by a man outside her home in the 6000 block of West 127t... [Read More]

Two Teens Charged in Fatal Palatine Township Shooting

February 11, 2019

Two teens have been charged in connection with the murder of man in unincorporated Palatine, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today At 4:18 p.m. on Feb. 1, Sheriff’s Police responded to a report of a shots fired call in the 1500 block of Norway Lane. They locat... [Read More]

National Sex Buyer Sting Nets More Than 390 Arrests

February 6, 2019

COOK COUNTY, IL – More than 390 individuals were arrested by two dozen police agencies across the country as part of an operation to deter johns and interrupt the online havens of sex trafficking, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. The 17th National Johns ... [Read More]

Berwyn Man Charged with Indecent Solicitation of a Child

February 3, 2019

A 53-year-old Berwyn man has been charged with indecent solicitation of a child following a Cook County Sheriff’s Police Vice Unit operation, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. According to the investigation, on Feb. 1, a man, later identified as Jon Bilich, responded... [Read More]

Cook County Jail Detainee Charged in Murder for Hire Plot

January 31, 2019

A Cook County jail detainee has been charged after an undercover investigation found that he had sought to hire someone to kill three witnesses in his current case, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. Earlier this month, Sheriff’s investigators developed information th... [Read More]