Washington Park, IL
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Washington Park filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection in July, 2009, citing assets of less than $50,000 and debt of more than $1 million. Washington Park filed for bankruptcy in 2004 as well, claiming a $1.6 million debt, but that filing was dismissed when the village briefly emerged from insolvency.
In 2010 the mayor of Washington Park, John Thornton, was found to have been fatally shot; he was discovered in his car injured on the morning of April 1, 2010, and he died at the hospital at 6 AM.