Category: Policing

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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Villagers: Jax, Broadview Police K9, Gets ‘Hero’ Grant

Monday, January 21, 2019 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Jax, the Broadview Police Department’s K9 dog, was recently the recipient of a national grant. | Courtesy Broadview Police Department

Jax, the Broadview Police Department’s K9 dog, was recently the recipient of a grant that’s given to departments across the country.

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