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Sheriff’s Police Investigating Shooting in Ford Heights

November 10, 2015

Cook County Sheriff’s Police are investigating a shooting that injured a man this morning in Ford Heights, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said today. At approximately 3:10 a.m. today, the victim was sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot of the Atlantis Gentlemen’s Club in th... [Read More]

Sheriff Warns of Ruse Entry Burglaries

November 2, 2015

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is warning the public to be on alert when someone comes to the door claiming to be a worker without proper identification — it may be a set up for a burglary. Sheriff’s Police detectives are investigating a suspected ruse entry burg... [Read More]

Man Wanted for Sex Trafficking of a Minor Arrested

October 25, 2015

A Streamwood man wanted for trafficking a 15-year-old girl for sex has been arrested, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. Derrick Hill, 41, was taken into custody on Oct.23 at his home by the Streamwood Police Department on a $1.5 million arrest warrant for i... [Read More]

Sheriff’s Gacy Investigation Solves 1979 Cold Case

September 23, 2015

The victim in a 36-year-old homicide case has been identified as a result of the ongoing investigation to identify the unnamed victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. 16-year-old Andre “Andy” Drath was last seen in Ch... [Read More]

Sheriff Dart Seeks Public’s Help in Locating Missing Teen

September 15, 2015

Update 9/18/2015 – A week after his disappearance, Maynor has returned to his family without incident or injuries. Thanks to the media who assisted in the past days with this Missing Person Investigation. Friday, September 18, 2015 —Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dar... [Read More]

Over 1,000 Arrests in National Summer Sex Trafficking Sting

September 2, 2015

A national coalition of law enforcement agencies conducted a summer sting operation that led to 1032 arrests – 961 would-be sex buyers (or “johns”) and 71 pimps or traffickers – Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. This initiative ran for approximately... [Read More]