Four elected representatives of the South Suburbs came together on Friday to pledge their commitment to addressing police violence and the institutional racism it springs from. The news conference at Unity Bridge in Matteson was convened by Donna Miller, Cook County commissioner for the 6th District, and included Sheila Chalmers-Currin,[Read More…]
Tag: George Floyd
Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun Monday condemned the actions of the Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd. George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died after an officer placed a knee to his neck for several minutes. The incident sparked protests and rioting nationwide, including in south suburban[Read More…]
About 25 to 30 people gathered at Irwin Park on Sunday evening to hold a protest and vigil in honor of George Floyd, the black Minneapolis man whose death on May 25 while in police custody set off nationwide protests. A white police officer, Derek Chauvin, was fired and later[Read More…]
Homewood issues emergency business curfew, Flossmoor police urge people to stay home after reports of looting in the area
Homewood officials declared an emergency early Sunday afternoon and ordered all businesses in the village to close until further notice after receiving reports that vandalism and possibly looting had occurred in nearby communities. Flossmoor officials issued a similar notice urging people to stay home as a precaution.