Wednesday, October 31, 2018 || By Timothy Inklebarger || @maywoodnews
Cook County Detective Sgt. Jason Moran (left), Cook County Sheriff’s Office of Community Outreach Director and taskforce chairman Parris Williams (middle) and funeral home director Spencer Leak, Jr. (right), discuss violence at Chicago funerals at the second meeting of the Cook County Funeral Cemetery Violence Task Force. | Timothy Inklebarger
The shooting of six people at a funeral service in the South Side neighborhood of Burnside on Oct. 22 was the focus of conversation at the second meeting of the Cook County Funeral and Cemetery Violence Taskforce meeting in Forest Park on Oct. 26.
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Tuesday, October 2, 2018 || By Tim Inklebarger/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews
Featured image: A brawl that broke out during a funeral procession near the corner of Jackson Boulevard and Wisconsin Avenue in Oak Park on Sept. 8. | YouTube
On a Saturday afternoon in early September, Oak Park resident Michael O’Malley was in the back of his home in the 800 block of Wisconsin Avenue, when he heard arguing coming from the street outside.
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Monday, March 26, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 2:40 p.m.
Featured image: Brandon Johnson, who defeated Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin in the March 20 Democratic Primary election. | File
First District Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin has conceded to Brandon Johnson, a former Chicago teacher and union organizer.
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