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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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 || By Nona Tepper/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Marian Hatcher, who went from living on the streets to crafting policy on Capitol Hill. | Submitted photo
The last time Maui Jones saw his mother he had a gun to his head.
Jones, then-18 and living in River Forest, came downstairs to ask his mom for a ride to his first acting gig. When he reached the basement, he saw his mom, Marian Hatcher, hopped up on drugs.
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