Defunct ‘Rowdy Funeral’ Task Force Leaves Behind To Do List For Officials

Monday, July 8, 2019 || By Nona Tepper/Forest Park Review|| @maywoodnews

Featured image:  A brawl that broke out during a funeral procession near the corner of Jackson Boulevard and Wisconsin Avenue in Oak Park in September 2018. | YouTube

After a year’s worth of meetings, the Cook County Funeral and Cemetery Violence Taskforce may have ended its formal in-person meetings, but those involved in the group continue to talk remotely about how to keep Forest Park, Oak Park and other western suburbs safe during chaotic funeral processions, particularly as murders rise in Chicago. The group also left behind a series of recommendations, some of which have put into action by area law enforcement.  

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Drive-by Shooting Reported In Maywood May 6

Monday, May 6, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Law enforcement officials tape off a portion of 9th Ave. in Maywood on May 6, after witnesses reported a drive-by shooting. Police have not yet confirmed these reports. | Michael Romain

Law enforcement officials have blocked off an overpass on 9th Avenue in Maywood, between Harrison St. and Bataan Dr., near St. Eulalia Parish.

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Cook County Takes Steps To Erase Its Gang Database

Thursday, February 21, 2019 || By Mick Dumke/ProPublica Illinois || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Young people clean up gang graffiti in a Maywood park. | File

Over the years, a gang database maintained by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office grew to include more than 25,000 names, as well as countless errors.

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