Tag: Cook County Funeral and Cemetery Violence Taskforce

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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Boykin’s Rowdy Funeral Task Force Gears Up As Violence Erupts In Suburbs

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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