Sandoval and Dominick Declare War on Gangs

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local NewsState Senator Martin Sandoval (D) has declared war on gangs in Chicago and West Suburban Cook County. On Thursday April 12th, Cicero President Larry Dominick hosted State Senator Martin Sandoval’s Western Suburban Region Law Enforcement Summit to discuss new and more powerful strategies to combat gang activity.

Recently, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that: “Gangs have sent juveniles to Riverside to burglarize homes and steal televisions, computers, jewelry, cash and whatever else they could grab. In Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park, gang members recently painted graffiti on 30 different locations before they were nabbed. In Cicero, police busted a high-ranking Four Corner Hustlers member for possession of heroin. ‘The Chicago police are doing a really good job of pushing the crime west,’ said Riverside Police Chief Tom Weitzel, chairman of a ten suburb gang task force formed about five years ago.”

In response Senator Sandoval stated, “Enough is enough. This law enforcement effort is a united front on protecting our communities. We will continue partnering with President Dominick and all my mayors of West Cook to take swift action against gangs in our towns.” I firmly believe in zero tolerance,” said President Dominick. “Senator Sandoval’s leadership and vision for a safe summer in Chicago and West Suburban Cook County is a breath of fresh air,” added President Dominick.

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