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Arlington Heights Police Department Warns of Sextortion Email and Text Scams; Advises ‘Don’t Send Money’

957 The Arlington Heights Police Department reported Wednesday, May 27, 2020 that the police department would like to raise awareness to an email/text scam classified as “Sextortion.” The offenders behind this scam typically email or […]

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Arlington Heights Police Warn of Fraudulent Phone Calls Soliciting Donations for First Responders and Families

1,572 The Arlington Heights Police Department alerted citizens at 9:24 a.m. on Friday April 3, 2020 that scammers are leveraging the COVID-19 pandemic to steal money and personal information. The police messages stated that Arlington […]

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Cook County Medical Examiner Reports 5th Cold-Related Death of the Season in Cook County Occurred in Des Plaines

588 Des Plaines police at about 8:57 a.m. Friday November 29, 2019 called for firefighter/paramedics to respond to the block of 500 Florian Drive to a report of an unresponsive male. A 64 year-old man […]

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FBI Warns Facebook Could Become Platform of ‘Child Pornographers’ If the Social Media Company Enables User-Controlled End-to-End Encryption

477 At a summit at the Department of Justice today, FBI Director Christopher Wray shared cases where the support of technology companies helped law enforcement rapidly identify and save children being sexually abused. Wray asked […]

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Chicago Tribune Finds 27,000 Illinois Residents Failed to Surrender Firearms or Account for Firearms After FOID Card Was Revoked

85 The Chicago Tribune dataviz team recently completed and published an analysis of Illinois State Police and U.S. Census Bureau data related to FOID revocations, and discovered that as many as 27,000 residents of Illinois […]

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Rolling Meadows Police Department Joins ‘Neighbors’ by Ring to Provide Users with Real-Time, Local Crime and Safety Information

119 Neighbor’s app aims to reduce crime in neighborhoods by connecting people, security cameras and law enforcement Rolling Meadows Police Department announced Wednesday, March 20, 2019, that the police department has joined the “Neighbors app […]

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Lake County Sheriff Releases Tips to Prevent Auto Thefts After 16 Reports in January and February 2019

54 The Lake County Sheriff’s Office alerted the community Monday February 25, 2019 regarding an increase in thefts of motor vehicles. Since January 2019, Sheriff’s Deputies have responded to reports of 16 motor vehicle thefts, […]