May 28, 2022

Cook County, IL: New online database lets anyone see who has outstanding warrants

Cook County includes the entire City of Chicago and a number of suburbs.

From WBEZ Radio:

A new online database lets people to see who has outstanding warrants in Cook County.

Sheriff Tom Dart said there are about 44,000 people in Cook County who have outstanding warrants. The new online database, he hopes, will help the office get some tips on the whereabouts of those people.


Dart said about a third of the warrants outstanding are for traffic offenses and about 13,000 are for drug or theft charges.

The majority are not wanted for violent crimes, Dart said.

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Direct to Criminal Warrants Database
Direct to  Child Support Warrants Database

See Also: Complete News Release (via Cook County Sheriff’s Office)

See Also: Cook County Search Warrants Density Map

See Also: Cook County Maps (Cities, Towns, Villages in Cook County, IL)



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