Cook County Sheriff Holds Vehicle Light Repair Event in Morgan Park (Chicago, IL) — The Cook County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) this month held its 12th Free Vehicle Light Repair Event at Morgan Park United Methodist Church, 1130 Longwood Avenue in Chicago.
65 Cook County residents registered for this event. 42 cars were serviced, bringing to 345 the total number of vehicles accommodated in the 13 months in which the program has operated.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart conceived the Free Vehicle Light Repair Program when research showed what types of violations frequently led to traffic stops. It is designed to eliminate lights-related vehicle issues which could result in certain traffic stops. The program helps those who cannot afford such repairs (often $250 to $400 for materials and labor) achieve compliance with the law.
Support for this event was provided by the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department, CCSO Supply Chain Management, CCSO Vehicle Services, and the Cook County Juvenile Justice & Advocacy Unit. The Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Takeback Program also received collections on-site and a designated resource area was set up. Resources included:
- Sertoma Center
- Family First Life Insurance
- Equal Hope
- CCSO Prescription Drug Takeback, Paper Shredding and Electronic recycling
- Safelink Wireless
- Blue Cross Blue Shield will provide wellness connections
- Walgreens to provide flu shots
- Fresh produce from our garden
Cook County Sheriff Holds Vehicle Light Repair Event in Morgan Park