Man sentenced for burglarizing Jo Daviess Co. church

John Cook Jr.
John Cook Jr.(KWQC/Jo Daviess County State's Attorney's Office)
Published: Jul. 11, 2022 at 10:50 AM CDT
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JO DAVIESS Co., Ill. (KWQC) - A Lacon, Illinois man was sentenced Thursday to five-and-a-half years for burglarizing a church in Elizabeth.

Court records show John Cook Jr., 57, pleaded guilty to burglary of a house of worship, a Class 1 felony. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dismissed additional charges of possessing burglary tools and criminal damage.

Once he completes his prison sentence, he will serve one year of mandatory supervised release, similar to parole.

The church burglary happened in January, according to a media release from the Jo Daviess County State’s Attorney’s Office.

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