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Man shot in Brighton Park
A 50-year-old man was shot several times in the back as he rode in a vehicle in the 2500 block of West Pope John Paul II Drive at 1:52 a.m. Sunday, April 17. The victim was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. No one is in custody.
Man shot in Archer Heights
A 28-year-old man was shot in the back and right shoulder as he stood on a sidewalk in the 4700 block of South Lawndale at 7:05 p.m. Sunday, April 17. The victim told police the shooter was one of three men who walked up on him. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in fair condition. No one is in custody.
Shot as he stands in alley
A 19-year-old man was shot in the upper left leg as he stood in an alley in the 4700 block of West 47th Street at 5:45 p.m. Friday, April 15. The victim was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition. The shooter reportedly fired from a black vehicle that pulled up to the victim. No one is in custody.
Reputed gang member shot in the back
A 27-year-old man said by a law enforcement source to be a gang member was shot in the lower back as he rode in the back seat of a vehicle in the 5900 block of South California at about 1:30 a.m. Friday, April 15. The victim was driven to Little Company of Mary Hospital and later transferred to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in good condition. The shooter reportedly fired from a vehicle that pulled behind the victim’s vehicle. No one is in custody.
Shot while pumping gas
An 18-year-old man was shot in the left leg as he pumped gas at a gas station in the 4700 block of South Western at 3:12 a.m. Wednesday, April 13. The victim was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in fair condition. Police were told the shooter fired from a black SUV. No one is in custody.
Traffic stop leads to weapons charge
An 18-year-old Chicago Lawn man was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after he was arrested during a traffic stop in the 6300 block of South Springfield at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, March 27.
Joel David Moreno, of the 6400 block of South Sacramento, reportedly was found to be in possession of a loaded pistol, a CPD spokesman said.
Claim man trespassed at home
A 49-year-old Chicago Lawn man was charged with criminal trespass to a residence after he was arrested in the 3500 block of West 63rd Place.
Juan Romero, of the 6300 block of South Claremont, allegedly trespassed at the home of his ex-wife, a CPD spokesman said. A charge of criminal damage to property was added after Romero allegedly used a piece of plywood to damage a rear window at the home.
According to public records, Romero has been arrested four times by CPD since 2016 on such charges as assault, battery and theft.
Claim woman drove drunk
A 28-year-old Garfield Ridge woman was charged with DUI after she her vehicle was curbed by police in the 6900 block of West 54th Street at 4:39 p.m. Saturday, April 2.
Whitney Robichaux, of the 5200 block of South Mobile, was apprehended by officers responding to a 911 call about a motorist driving erratically. Police said her vehicle had two flat tires and that she was riding on the rims, leading to a citation for driving an unsafe vehicle.
A charge of illegally transporting alcohol was added after officers discovered an open whiskey bottle in the vehicle, a CPD spokesman said without elaborating. She also was cited for failure to carry a driver’s license with her.
Say man fired gun on 62nd Street
A 21-year-old West Elsdon man was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after he was arrested at 60th and Parkside at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, April 3.
Juan Zeferino-Rosendo, of the 5300 block of South Hamlin, allegedly fired a pistol near 62nd and Parkside, a CPD spokesman said without elaborating.
Claim man drove on suspended license
A 32-year-old man from suburban Calumet City was charged with driving on a suspended license, as well as driving a vehicle with no valid registration, after he was arrested in the 7000 block of West 60th Street at 2:15 a.m. Sunday, April 3.
Derrick B. Kent, of the 500 block of Clyde, was apprehended without incident.
Charge motorist with driving booted vehicle, crashing gate
A 65-year-old South Shore man was charged with criminal damage to property and theft after he was arrested in the 4900 block of West 55th Street at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 30.
Reuben Johnson-Bey, of the 1700 block of East 93rd Street, allegedly drove his booted vehicle out of a park-and-ride lot across the street from Midway Airport, crashing through a gate in the process, a CPD spokesman said.
Charge man with criminal trespass to a vehicle
A 19-year-old South Loop man was charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle, theft and possession of burglary tools after he was arrested in the 3700 block of West Columbus (Southwest Highway) at 9:47 p.m. Tuesday, March 29.
Khalil J. Lofton, of the 800 block of South Plymouth Court, allegedly was found in a BMW he does not own or have permission to be in, a CPD spokesman said.
The vehicle reportedly was taken from a nearby auto body shop, police added.
Say teen had gun in bookbag
An 18-year-old Chicago Lawn man was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after he was arrested in the 7700 block of South Kenton at 1:19 p.m. Wednesday, March 30.
Alexander Marinez, of the 3500 block of West 72nd Street, allegedly was found with a handgun in his backpack, a CPD spokesman said.
He also was cited for being double parked, as well as driving without a license.
Charge two during 55th Street traffic stop
A 29-year-old man from suburban Des Plaines was charged with DUI after he was arrested at 59th and Spaulding at 10:19 p.m. Saturday, April 2.
Jimmy Nelson Montesinos, of the 1300 block of South Prospect, also was charged with illegally transporting open alcohol after police reportedly found open beer in his vehicle.
Also arrested was 28-year-old Jesse Olivar, of the same address.
He was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a convicted felon after police reportedly found a loaded handgun on him.
Charged with domestic battery
A 42-year-old Gage Park man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the 5800 block of South Sawyer at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 3.
Noe Aguinaga allegedly grabbed a 45-year-old woman and pushed to a couch during an argument.
Arrest woman at McDonald’s
A 34-year-old North Side woman was charged with battery after she was arrested at the McDonald’s at 6430 S. Cicero at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 12.
Trina L. Maratre, of the 4000 block of North Sheridan, allegedly pulled the hair of a 23-year-old female McDonald’s employee during an argument and threw a piece of metal at her, striking her, a CPD spokesman said.
Charge man with criminal trespassing
A 24-year-old Gage Park man was charged with criminal trespass to a residence after he was arrested on the block of where he lives, the 3300 block of West 54th Street, at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, April 9.
Prince M. Kanga allegedly was apprehended in a neighbor’s home, police said.
A charged of criminal damage to property was added after Kanga allegedly smashed several Mason jars, a CPD spokesman added.
Traffic stop leads to drug charge
A 27-year-old Brighton Park man was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver after he was arrested during a traffic stop in the 3800 block of West 55th Street at 10:10 p.m. Saturday, April 9.
Alfredo Rosas, of the 3800 block of South Washtenaw, allegedly was found to be in possession of a significant amount of a white powdery substance, a CPD spokesman said.
He pushed me onto the bed, woman says
A 52-year-old man from suburban Westchester was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested in the 5100 block of South Christiana at 10:26 p.m. Tuesday, April 12.
Jose Cantreras, of the 700 block of North Norfolk, allegedly pushed a 45-year-old woman onto a bed during an argument.
Man walks dog, charged with gun rap
A 21-year-old Chicago Lawn man was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after he was arrested outside near his home in the 6100 block of South Troy at noon Tuesday, April 12.
Jesus Rangel was arrested by officers who said they saw a gun sticking out of a bag Rangel carried as he walked a dog down a sidewalk.
According to public records, Rangel has been arrested three times by CPD since 2020 on charges that included possession of a stolen gun, illegal possession of a laser sight and possession of a marker with intent to deface.
Villanueva to host back to school resource fair on Friday
The new school year is right around the corner and to prepare students as they head back to the classroom, state Senator Celina Villanueva is giving away free school supplies at a back to school resource fair on Friday, Aug. 12. The back to school resource fair will take place from 4-7 p.m. at Rauner…
Lopez’s approach is proactive
By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 Last week we learned of Ald. David Moore’s intentions to take care of the sections within the current 17th Ward boundaries that will soon become a part of the 15th Ward. Unfortunately, it was after the deadline of…
Back to school, just like that
By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place • (773) 284-7394 Just like that, it’s back to school. Saints Bruno & Richard Schools go back on Aug. 18. The sign at Peck School says classes resume on Aug. 22. There will be a “Back to School Block Party”…
National Night Out was a big success
By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327 Did you go to the National Night Out Against Crime event at West Lawn Park on Aug. 2? I wanted to go, but I couldn’t make it. I had been wondering how it went. My friend, Fran, called to let me…
‘Coach Q’ era begins at Brother Rice
By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer You might say the man they call “Coach Q” was as cool as a Q-cumber on the first day of high school football practice for the 2022 season. As an assistant coach, Casey Quedenfeld helped Episcopal High School in Texas win a private school state championship in 2019. He also…
Area Sports Roundup: Saint Xavier football tabbed 11th in preseason rankings
By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer Saint Xavier’s football team has something to feel lucky about. The Cougars are ranked No. 11 in the preseason NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Top 25 Preseason Coaches’ Poll. That’s a number to which people around the school have taken a liking. “Hopefully 11 is our lucky number and maybe it’s…
Pro Soccer Report: Milazzo’s first goal at SeatGeek helps Red Stars snap skid
By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer At one time in early July, the Chicago Red Stars were tied with San Diego for the most points in the NWSL. For most of the month they hung around second place, but after ending July with a two-game losing streak, they entered Sunday’s home game against Gotham FC in…
Say man killed little sister with ‘ghost gun’
Chicago Lawn slaying called an accident By Tim Hadac A 15-year-old Chicago Lawn girl was shot in the head and killed by her 20-year-old brother as he reportedly assembled a ghost gun in the family’s third-floor apartment in the 2400 block of West Marquette Road. Shaniya Daniels was struck in the forehead by a bullet…
Charge man with murder in birthday party shooting
Guest of honor shot in the head By Tim Hadac A 28-year-old man has been charged with murder and aggravated battery in connection with a double shooting at a backyard party in Back of the Yards. Jorge Espana, who police said lives in the 3500 block of West 73rd Street, allegedly shot and killed 37-year-old…
Ploggers coming to West Elsdon
By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place • (773) 284-7394 Are you ready to go plogging? Yes, plogging is a combination of jogging and picking up garbage. If you live in the area of 54th and Avers, next Saturday, Aug. 13, bring a garbage bag, gloves and/or…
2022 Illinois State Fair officially opens
By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The 2022 Illinois State Fair officially got underway Thursday when Gov. JB Pritzker and Secretary of State Jesse White cut the ceremonial ribbon in front of the main entrance to the fairgrounds. “As many of you know, the Illinois State Fair, one of my favorite events…
CAPITOL RECAP: State Fair begins in Springfield
By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker and Illinois State Fair organizers unveiled the 101st State Fair butter cow Wednesday, an unofficial kickoff of the fair which began Thursday, Aug. 11, and runs through Aug. 21. The sculpture – by Iowan Sarah Pratt – consists of more than 800 pounds of recycled butter…
‘Grow with Us’ State Fair, butter cow theme a nod to agriculture, infrastructure
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Pritzker eying Indiana firms after abortion law signed
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Regulatory work behind 1 million EV push in full swing in Illinois
By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected]newsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Ten months after Illinois lawmakers passed the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act which set a goal of putting 1 million electric vehicles on state roads by the end of the decade, state agencies are engaged in a flurry of regulatory planning aimed at meeting those goals.…
10-day sales tax reduction on clothing, school supplies begins Friday
By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Beginning Friday and lasting through Aug. 14, the state will reduce its sales tax rate from 6.25 percent to 1.25 percent for certain clothing items costing less than $125 and school supplies. The “tax holiday” was included in Gov. JB Pritzker’s “family relief plan,” one prong…
Pritzker highlights Rebuild Illinois funding for Cahokia Heights sewers, Rend Lake Resort
By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinoi [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – When state lawmakers voted on bipartisan lines in 2019 to double Illinois’ motor fuel tax and raise several driving-related fees, it laid the groundwork for a $45 billion infrastructure plan, the largest in Illinois’ history and the first in nearly a decade. The plan, spanning six…
CAPITOL RECAP: Democrats choose Hernandez as new party chair
By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – The vote for state Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez as the Democratic Party of Illinois’ first Latino chairwoman was unanimous and uneventful Saturday morning – the drama had occurred in the days prior in a power struggle of some of the state’s most prominent Democrats. Hernandez was backed Gov. JB…
Pritzker: Monkeypox disaster declaration will aid in vaccine distribution
By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker issued a public health emergency declaration and declared Illinois a disaster area in response to the monkeypox virus Monday, a move his office said would help mobilize resources. The governor’s office said the proclamation will aid in moving vaccines to the most impacted…
Dems seek unity as new, former chair take no questions from media after party vote
By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The vote for state Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez as the Democratic Party of Illinois’ first Latino chairwoman was unanimous and uneventful Saturday morning – the drama had occurred in the days prior in a power struggle of some of the state’s most prominent Democrats. Hernandez was…