Tag: Cook County Sheriff’s Office

Drive-by Shooting Reported In Maywood May 6

Monday, May 6, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Law enforcement officials tape off a portion of 9th Ave. in Maywood on May 6, after witnesses reported a drive-by shooting. Police have not yet confirmed these reports. | Michael Romain

Law enforcement officials have blocked off an overpass on 9th Avenue in Maywood, between Harrison St. and Bataan Dr., near St. Eulalia Parish.

Continue reading “Drive-by Shooting Reported In Maywood May 6”

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.

Continue reading “Cook County Takes Steps To Erase Its Gang Database”

Task Force Holds Meeting After Six Shot During Chicago Funeral

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.

Continue reading “Task Force Holds Meeting After Six Shot During Chicago Funeral”