Teen Charged With Felony After Lights Are Cut Again In Brighton Park; Alderman Hopes It Sends MessageA young man stood charged with a felony Monday night, after police said he was caught cutting the lights in Brighton Park.
State Senator Steps In To Help After Reports On Gangs Cutting Streetlight Wires, Leaving Brighton Park In The DarkGang members have been cutting wires to knock out the streetlights in Brighton Park, and when the city goes out to fix them, the gang members just cut them again. And now, a state senator says funds will be earmarked to do something about it.
Alvarez, McCarthy Urge Quinn To Sign New 'Street Gang RICO' LawCook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy are urging Gov. Pat Quinn to quickly sign legislation considered to be a powerful new tool for law enforcement agencies to target gangs in Illinois.