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16 Detainees Face Mob Action Charges Following Jail Fight

February 26, 2018

Sixteen Cook County Jail detainees found to have been involved in a fight on a maximum security housing tier have been indicted for mob action, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. The fight was reported at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 in Division 9. Two inmates wer... [Read More]

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]