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Lynwood to handle minor retail theft within village

Lynwood Police Chief Michael Mears

Lynwood Police Chief Michael Mears

Small-time theft will be handled internally in Lynwood, more swiftly and possibly less severely, after officials approved an ordinance last week.

The move was Police Chief Michael Mears’ idea. He said other municipalities have adopted similar ordinances to streamline police work. Police will write tickets and cases will be handled through the municipal court system rather than the Sixth District Cook Circuit courthouse in Markham…Please click here to read David P. Funk’s story in the Times.

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