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updated: 7/4/2013 4:30 PM

Cook County Sheriff puts on holiday patrols

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The Cook County Sheriff's Police are stepping up patrols over the Independence Day weekend, on the lookout for seat belt violators and other traffic violations. The extra patrols will be on the roads during the nighttime hours now through July 7. This extra patrols are paid for by grants from the Illinois Department of Transportation. In Illinois, motor vehicle crashes killed more than 50 people over the last five Independence Day holidays, according to IDOT.

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