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POLICE ALERT: Lyons Police seeking to locate lost family member Paresh Jhobali​a

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POLICE ALERT: Lyons Police seeking to locate lost family member Paresh Jhobali​a

POLICE ALERT: Lyons Police seeking to locate lost family member Paresh Jhobalia The Lyons Police Department are working with the Major Case Assistance Team (MCAT)​, a suburban-focused police Task Force to find a man reported missing by their family on November 10, 2018. Family members report that Paresh Jhobalia, 62,​ was last seen in Downers Grove. The Lyons Police Department is asking members of the…

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No justice in fight against crime in Van Dyke conviction

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No justice in fight against crime in Van Dyke conviction

No justice in fight against crime in Van Dyke conviction Two issues continue to bother me. The first is the imbalance and lack of justice in the prosecution of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, and the lack of attention to the criminal behavior of the victim Laquan McDonald. The second is the increasing amount…

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Cicero Police Officer in surgery following gunfight with suspect

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Cicero Police Officer in surgery following gunfight with suspect

Cicero Police Officer in surgery following gunfight with suspect A Cicero Police Officer was seriously injured during a gunfight that occurred on an entrance ramp of the Stevenson Expressway near Cicero Avenue following a routine traffic stop on Thursday evening (Sept. 13, 2018) at around 5:05 pm. The suspect vehicle encountered heavy traffic and came…

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When will people in Chicago get serious about violence?

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When will people in Chicago get serious about violence?

When will people in Chicago get serious about violence? Organized protests may bring attention to the problem of neighborhood violence. But if community homeowners and families don’t stand up to the violence in their own community, they can’t make a difference and violence will continue. The past weekend when Chicago saw 74 brutal shootings and…

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Orland Fire joins class action lawsuit to block Opioid addiction

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Orland Fire joins class action lawsuit to block Opioid addiction

Orland Fire joins class action lawsuit to block Opioid addiction The Orland Fire Protection and 13 other municipalities including several from the southwest suburbs have filed a class action suit against Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of opioid-based prescription drugs, and 26 other defendants accused of downplaying the negative impact of opioids on users and fueling…

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McCarthy Statement on Recent Police-Involved Shooting

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McCarthy Statement on Recent Police-Involved Shooting

McCarthy Statement on Recent Police-Involved Shooting Former Chicago Police Superintendent and Candidate for Mayor of Chicago Garry McCarthy issued this statement on rising violence in the City of Chicago: “These kinds of shooting incidents are a tragedy. As a city, we all lose when they occur. I offer my condolence to the victim’s family. At…

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Cicero hosts day of prayer to fight street gangs

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Cicero hosts day of prayer to fight street gangs

Cicero hosts Day of Prayer to fight street gangs This is the 7th year of what has become an annual summer tradition for this “Day of Prayer in Cicero” which has helped bring the community together and succeed in overcoming the violence of street gangs. Local church leaders and community members joined with the Town…

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Pfleger publicity stunts do nothing to stop violence

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Pfleger publicity stunts do nothing to stop violence

Pfleger publicity stunts do nothing to stop violence Father Plfeger organized a protest of community residents and activists to block traffic on the Dan Ryan Expressway recently to protest increasing gang violence. But are the protests good for the community or his own personal interests. What he should be doing is helping residents to stand…

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Cicero President recognized for fight against street gangs

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Cicero President recognized for fight against street gangs

Cicero President recognized for fight against street gangs Town President Larry Dominick was honored Wednesday (June 20, 2018) by the Illinois Crime Commission and the Police Athletic League for his support of athletic and youth programs in the Town of Cicero that give young people alternatives to street gang involvement. Since 2005, Cicero programs have helped…

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Rauner puts focus back on residents, not criminals

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Rauner puts focus back on residents, not criminals

Rauner puts focus back on residents, not criminals Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is speaking out for the rights of crime victims, making them the priority and reversing a trend in which the focus has been placed on the criminals. Suspects convicted of mass murder or killing law enforcement officers deserve the death penalty. Rauner should…

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Illinois ranks as 7th best state for Police Officers

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Illinois ranks as 7th best state for Police Officers

Illinois ranks as 7th best state for Police Officers In a comparison of all 50 states and how they treat their police officers, Illinois ranked 7th best. Rankings weighed safety, benefits and salaries among a host of criteria, according to a study prepared by WalletHub With National Police Week kicking off on May 13, the…

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Naperville Police Offering Youth Academy This Summer

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Naperville Police Offering Youth Academy This Summer

Naperville Police Offering Youth Academy This Summer Students will get an in-depth look at law enforcement in this 7-week course The Naperville Police Department is now accepting applications for a seven-week Youth Academy to be held this summer. The academy will begin on June 7, 2018 and continue every Thursday night (excluding July 5) through…

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