Main Phone Number
(773) 674-CCSO (2276)

Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Twitter Fan us on Facebook Fan us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube Watch us on YouTube


Search for Inmate Information/Visitation Registration

Detainee Discharge

Sheriff's Reentry
Assistance Network

Submit a Crime Tip

Public Corruption
Complaint Forms

Employment Information

Evictions, Foreclosures & Civil Process

Civil Process Service

Shakman Compliance

Senior Citizen Services

Social Services

Internet Safety Tips

Graffiti Removal


Cook County
Information Center

Freedom of Information
Act Request

Human Resources
Customer Service
Quality Survey

Training Academy

Firearm Information

Photos & Videos

Press Releases


Home > Press Page

Friday, January 11, 2008 — Cook County Sheriff’s Police are seeking information in the vandalism of more than 50 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in unincorporated Norwood Park Township, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced Friday.

The damage was discovered at Westlawn Cemetery, 7801 W. Montrose Ave., on Sunday,
Jan. 6 about 12:30 p.m. When Sheriff’s Police arrived, they found numerous anti-Semetic words and signs spray painted on 57 headstones with blue and silver paint.

Based on the investigation to date, it is believed the vandalism occurred sometime on Saturday, Jan. 5 when the cemetery was closed or early on the morning of Jan. 6. Sheriff’s Police have classified the matter as a hate crime.

Sheriff’s Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Sheriff’s Police at 847-635-1188.


Home / Site Map / Search Site / Legal Disclaimer / Login