CHICAGO (CBS) — Police on Sunday broke up a large funeral at a church on the city’s Northwest Side for violating the Illinois stay-at-home order during the coronavirus pandemic.
Shortly before 9 a.m., officers saw a large group inside St. Odisho Church at 6201 N. Pulaski Rd., at Granville Avenue, Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement.READ MORE: Former Executive Director Sentenced To More Than 3 Years In Federal Prison For Stealing Funds From Nonprofit Organization
The officers found about 40 to 60 people there with numerous elderly parishioners for what was reported to be a funeral service.READ MORE: Illinois Health Officials Offer Tips For Celebrating Halloween This Year
Officers also saw several people drinking from the same spiritual cup, Guglielmi said.MORE NEWS: Chicago Father Building Communication While Mentoring CPS Students
“Given the public health impacts and the current stay at home order, officers expedited the completion of the funeral service and dispersed patrons,” Gugliemi said in the statement. “No arrests were made or citations given.”