Sheriff’s Police Conducting Traffic Safety Checkpoint in Maine Township

Sep 7, 2023Press Release

COOK COUNTY, IL – Cook County Sheriff’s Police are conducting a roadside safety checkpoint tonight on Milwaukee Avenue, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.

The checkpoint will run from tonight to 2 a.m. Friday. Officers at the checkpoint will ensure drivers are complying with Illinois driver’s license laws, vehicle registration and equipment requirements, and occupant safety including seat belt and child safety restraint system laws. They will also be on the lookout for impaired driving.

The aim of these routine checkpoints is to emphasize roadway safety, increase seatbelt usage by motorists, promote the importance of safe travel, and help reduce the number of vehicle crashes in Cook County.

The checkpoint is funded through a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation.