Thursday, August 6, 2015

National Night Out Against Crime 2015

We at the Southwest Chicago Post are fortunate and privileged to showcase the work of veteran news photographer Steve Neuhaus, who covered National Night Out Against Crime observances in the Eighth Police District on Tuesday evening, August 4.

Here are select photos from two observances: one in Clearing and one in West Lawn.

The event in Clearing was sponsored by the Clearing Night Force neighborhood watch group and began with a prayer vigil at 62nd and Melvina, at a memorial to two local girls killed in a gang-related shooting in 1995.

The district-wide observance at West Lawn Park is one of the most popular in the city. Hundreds of men, women and children take part each year at the festival-like event, which includes food, music, prize drawings and more.

Both events are focused on citizens re-dedicating themselves to working together to fight crime and building a safer and better community.

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