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2018 Parolees Recap: Who was paroled in Cook County?

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By West Cook News | Jun 15, 2019

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There were 9,009 offenders released on parole during 2018 that live in Cook County, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by West Cook News.

The data shows that 8,479 men and 530 women were released in Cook County. Of the parolees, 76 were veterans, and the median age was 36. The youngest parolee was a 19-year-old man convicted of a property crime in 2016, and the oldest was a 80-year-old man convicted of a public safety violation in 2018.

The offender who had been incarcerated the longest was Charles Smith. He was convicted of homicide in 1972 when he was 25 years old. He is now 73.

Under state law, paroled offenders are still in legal custody of the IDOC, meaning they can be taken back to a correctional center at any time if the state has probable cause or a warrant.

The table below gives a breakdown of how many offenders were paroled in 2018 in each Cook County municipality.

Municipality
Total 2018 Parolees
% convicted for sex crimes
% convicted for homicide
% convicted for drug-related crimes
Alsip
23
4.3%
4.3%
17.4%
Arlington Heights
19
0%
0%
10.5%
Barrington
3
0%
0%
0%
Bellwood
72
0%
8.3%
23.6%
Berkeley
7
14.3%
0%
14.3%
Berwyn
76
0%
7.9%
19.7%
Blue Island
94
0%
1.1%
28.7%
Bridgeview
10
0%
0%
0%
Broadview
105
16.2%
2.9%
18.1%
Brookfield
9
0%
0%
11.1%
Burbank
22
0%
0%
40.9%
Calumet City
108
0.9%
0.9%
17.6%
Chicago
6,734
0.4%
2.7%
30.3%
Chicago Heights
155
1.3%
5.8%
21.9%
Chicago Ridge
11
9.1%
0%
36.4%
Cicero
76
1.3%
0%
15.8%
Country Club Hills
35
2.9%
0%
8.6%
Des Plaines
43
0%
2.3%
14%
Dolton
97
2.1%
5.2%
14.4%
Elgin
69
0%
2.9%
30.4%
Elk Grove Village
8
0%
0%
25%
Elmwood Park
22
4.5%
0%
18.2%
Evanston
30
0%
0%
26.7%
Evergreen Park
24
0%
4.2%
12.5%
Flossmoor
2
0%
0%
0%
Forest Park
20
0%
0%
35%
Franklin Park
11
9.1%
0%
27.3%
Glenview
5
0%
0%
0%
Glenwood
13
0%
0%
15.4%
Harvey
154
1.3%
5.2%
19.5%
Harwood Heights
5
0%
20%
0%
Hazel Crest
43
0%
4.7%
20.9%
Hickory Hills
5
0%
0%
0%
Hillside
9
0%
22.2%
22.2%
Hines
2
0%
0%
0%
Hoffman Estates
10
0%
0%
30%
Hometown
3
0%
0%
0%
Homewood
15
13.3%
0%
6.7%
Justice
15
0%
6.7%
33.3%
La Grange
11
0%
9.1%
54.5%
La Grange Park
2
0%
0%
0%
Lansing
45
0%
8.9%
6.7%
Lemont
3
0%
0%
0%
Lincolnwood
2
0%
0%
50%
Lyons
11
0%
0%
0%
Markham
35
2.9%
2.9%
14.3%
Matteson
38
2.6%
2.6%
7.9%
Maywood
93
1.1%
3.2%
33.3%
Melrose Park
41
0%
0%
22%
Midlothian
21
0%
4.8%
14.3%
Morton Grove
1
0%
0%
0%
Mount Prospect
11
0%
0%
18.2%
Niles
6
0%
0%
16.7%
Oak Forest
12
0%
0%
50%
Oak Lawn
35
0%
5.7%
11.4%
Oak Park
20
0%
5%
30%
Olympia Fields
2
0%
0%
0%
Orland Park
14
7.1%
0%
42.9%
Palatine
22
0%
0%
27.3%
Palos Heights
2
0%
0%
50%
Palos Hills
7
0%
0%
57.1%
Palos Park
1
0%
0%
0%
Park Forest
42
0%
7.1%
14.3%
Park Ridge
3
0%
0%
33.3%
Posen
8
0%
0%
12.5%
Prospect Heights
3
0%
0%
0%
Richton Park
17
0%
5.9%
17.6%
River Forest
2
0%
0%
0%
River Grove
10
0%
0%
30%
Riverdale
95
2.1%
0%
14.7%
Riverside
7
0%
0%
42.9%
Robbins
11
0%
0%
18.2%
Rolling Meadows
5
0%
0%
0%
Schaumburg
19
0%
0%
10.5%
Schiller Park
7
0%
14.3%
14.3%
Skokie
16
6.2%
0%
12.5%
South Holland
37
0%
2.7%
24.3%
Steger
20
0%
0%
15%
Stone Park
4
0%
0%
0%
Streamwood
21
0%
0%
19%
Summit Argo
8
0%
0%
12.5%
Thornton
2
0%
0%
0%
Tinley Park
26
0%
0%
15.4%
Westchester
10
0%
0%
40%
Wheeling
20
0%
0%
20%
Willow Springs
3
0%
0%
33.3%
Wilmette
1
0%
0%
0%
Worth
13
0%
0%
23.1%

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