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Rock Island County Works Through 8,000 Outstanding Warrants


Local law enforcement are teaming up to clear up outstanding warrants and get offenders off the streets.    

There are currently 8,000 outstanding warrants in Rock Island County and over one million dollars in unpaid fines and bonds. 

The sheriff is giving people until Friday, June 28th, to turn themselves into the Sheriff's Office.    

On that day, there will be prosecutors and judges lined up at the Rock Island County Justice Center specifically to clear up these warrants and speed up the process.    

If those with outstanding warrants don't come to the Rock Island County Justice Center by then to do that, they're prepared to come after you.  

Rock Island, Milan, Silvis, Moline and East Moline police, along with Rock Island County Sheriff's deputies and Illinois State Police are working together in this effort.    

Dozens of officers, deputies, and state troopers will be working down the list to find those with outstanding warrants, prioritizing those who they consider to be the biggest concern to public safety.  

The crimes range from unpaid fines and contempt of court to serious felonies.     

Local law enforcement are asking for the public's help, if you know anyone with an outstanding warrant or have one yourself, turn yourself in by Friday, June 28th, and save them the trouble of looking for you.  

"Hopefully things will go quickly in court and we can process the different defendants," Rock Island County State's Attorney John McGehee says, "Otherwise if not, we're going to have the Sheriff's Office and other law enforcement agencies going out and picking up individuals that have outstanding warrants." 

The last time the county did this, they were able to collect about $40,000 in bonds. Right now there are over one million dollars in unpaid fines and bonds. 

If you are unsure whether you have a warrant out for your arrest, or an unpaid fine, you can check here:

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