Gang Burials A Problem In West Suburbs

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 || By Tim Inklebarger/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Nhemya Ward, a funeral director and embalmer, left, and Ilene Johnson, general manager, funeral director and embalmer inside of Johnson Funeral Home in Chicago on May 25. | Alexa Rogals

As the director of Smith & Thomas Funeral Home in Maywood, Ilene Johnson has participated in countless funeral processions, and in every one she sees the same thing — motorists attempting to get past the long line of cars, so they don’t have to be held up.

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