County And State Law Enforcement Track Thousands In Flawed Gang Databases

Friday, July 20, 2018 || By Mick Dumke/ProPublica || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Community members clean up a park in Maywood that had been tagged with gang signs in 2014. | File 

Over the last 25 years, Illinois State Police have built a database of more than 90,000 people they deem to be gang members — but won’t say what gangs they’re in or where they live.

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Melrose Park Man Gets 18 Years For Selling Fatal Heroin

Thursday, July 5, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Melrose Park resident Kevin Liszka, who was sentenced to 18 years in prison on July 3. | DuPage County Sheriff’s Office. 

A Melrose Park man has been sentenced to 18 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for his role in a fatal heroin overdose, according to a statement put out by DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin.

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Bellwood Man Gets 22 Years In Prison For 2014 Bensenville Murder

Thursday, June 14, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Kenneth Bardlett, of Bellwood, was sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in a 2014 murder. | DuPage County Sheriff’s Office  

A Bellwood man was recently sentenced to prison on June 12 for his part in the murder of a Bensenville tobacco store owner.

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