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Cook County Sheriff’s Press Office

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Man Charged with First Degree Murder in Robbins Killing

October 14, 2018

A 60-year-old Blue Island man has been charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of a Robbins man on Oct. 11, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. Rodney Knockum was arrested on Oct. 12 and charged on Oct. 13 with murder of Eddie Appleton, 42, in ... [Read More]

Cook County Sheriff’s Office Now on iTunes, Spotify

October 11, 2018

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today that the office’s opioid crisis podcast is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Play Music. The announcement comes along with the release of a second episode – “Highs and Lows” – that bring... [Read More]

Spectator Sign-Up Process for People vs. Van Dyke

September 14, 2018

Members of the public who wish to observe the upcoming People vs. Van Dyke criminal trial will be required to register for a seat in advance. The trial will be held at the George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse, 2650 S. California Avenue, Chicago. The defendant is Jason Van ... [Read More]

Blue Island Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

September 11, 2018

A 45-year-old Blue Island man has been charged after an investigation found images of child pornography on his devices, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. Donald Walker was arrested and charged on Sept. 10. Sheriff’s Police investigators working with a Fed... [Read More]

Man Charged after Gun Found in Backpack at the Daley Center

August 31, 2018

A 42-year-old Chicago man has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon after a loaded gun was found in his backpack at the Daley Center security screening area, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. At approximately 3:20 p.m. on Aug. 28, deputies s... [Read More]

National Sex Buyer Sting Nets More Than 450 Arrests

August 29, 2018

COOK COUNTY, IL – More than 450 sex buyers have been arrested by two dozen police agencies as part of an ongoing national effort to reduce sex trafficking, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. The 16th National Johns Suppression Initiative (NJSI) ran from Ju... [Read More]

Driver Charged in Fatal Worth Township Crash

August 24, 2018

A 44-year-old Chicago man has been charged with aggravated DUI causing death in connection with a fatal crash in unincorporated Worth Township, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. At approximately 9:15 p.m. on Aug. 12 Cook County Sheriff’s Police responded ... [Read More]