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Article posted: 6/27/2013 6:08 PM

Guns, FOID cards recovered in Cook County sweep

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Cook County Sheriff's officials seized an AR-15 assault rifle from an individual whose FOID card had been revoked because of a felony charge as part of a gun sweep in the Northwest suburbs this week, officials said.

The Cook County Sheriff's Gun Suppression Team also recovered a .45 caliber handgun, a 9 millimeter handgun and three Firearm Owner's Identification cards in addition to resolving five FOID cases during their sweep Tuesday in Schaumburg, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Arlington Heights and surrounding areas, according to a release.

On Wednesday, the Sheriff's Central Warrant Unit arrested 11 people on variety of warrants including DUI, theft and battery.

Thursday, the Sheriff's Graffiti Unit cleaned up 47 locations -- 19 in Rolling Meadows, 12 in Schaumburg, nine in Palatine, five in Elgin,

and two in Hanover Park, according to the release.

The Cook County Sheriff's Office worked with the Elgin, Palatine, Schaumburg, and Rolling Meadows police departments, as well as the Illinois Department of Corrections, during the sweep.

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