Evergreen Park Elementary School District 124 said it's taking safety precautions to protect children and staff during a suspected gang member's funeral and wake on Monday and Tuesday.
In a message to parents Friday, Supt. Diane Cody said services will be at 3600 W. 95th St., and recess will be cancelled.
The message stated:
We have been informed by the Evergreen Park Police Department that there will be a wake and funeral held at Kenny Brothers on 95th Street next Monday and Tuesday for a suspected gang member.
The wake will begin at 3:00 on Monday afternoon, which is the same time as our dismissal. You may want to make arrangements for your child to picked up at school rather than walking home that day.
The funeral is scheduled for 11:00 on Tuesday May 8, 2012 with the funeral procession heading west after the service. Our elementary st udents will not have recess outside on Tuesday.
The Chicago Gang Crimes Unit and the Cook County Gang Crimes Unit will be present.
If we hear of any changes to this information, you will be informed.
This information is being sent to you by phone and by email. If you do not receive this message in both methods of communication, please contact your child’s school office to verify your contact information.
Originally published on May 5 at 8:46 a.m.