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Internet Safety:
High Tech Crimes Bureau/Illinois Child Exploitation Task Force

Attorney General Madigan's Office includes a High Tech Crimes Bureau, which coordinates the Illinois Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Formed in 1998, the task force is comprised of prosecutors and investigators from over 180 Illinois-based federal, state, county and municipal agencies. The task force conducts coordinated, multi-jurisdictional investigations and has been responsible for the arrest and prosecution of online sex predators.

For more information on the bureau or the task force, call 312-814-3762 or 1-800-964-3013 (TTY). To report online child exploitation, send an e-mail to

In addition to the High Tech Crimes Bureauís investigative and prosecutorial work, the bureau also offers presentations on Internet safety and cyberbullying. For more information, please call (312) 793-4230.

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