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Charge man with murder in Chicago Lawn slaying
A 33-year-old Woodlawn man was charged with murder after he was
arrested in the 400 block of West Marquette Road on June 23. Lorenzo Raythell Fultz, of the 6400 block of South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, allegedly shot and killed 48-year-old Dexter Flowers in the 6200 block of South Campbell on April 5. He was due at a bond hearing on June 26. According to public records, Fultz has been arrested seven times by CPD since 2016 on such charges as aggravated assault, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to appear in court and domestic battery.
Man shot in Wolcott drive by
A 24-year-old man was shot in the body multiple times in a crime that occurred in the 4800 block of South Wolcott at 2:20 a.m. Monday, June 27. The victim was transported to the University of Chicago Hospital, where he was listed in fair condition. Police said the shooter fired from a light-colored sedan. No one is in custody.
Shot in the buttocks on Artesian
A 25-year-old man was shot several times in the buttocks in a crime that occurred in the 7200 block of South Artesian at 1:53 a.m. Monday, June 27. The victim was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition. Police said the shooter fired by a gray Cadillac sedan. No one is in custody.
Shot in drive by on 36th Street
A 30-year-old man was shot in the chest and right arm as he sat in a westbound vehicle in the 2100 block of West 36th Street at 12:41 a.m. Saturday, June 25. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. Police said the shooter fired from a passing gray Jeep. No one is in custody.
Boy shot in the foot in Back of the Yards
A 13-year-old boy was shot in the foot as he stood outside in the 1800 block of West 46th Street at 8:26 p.m. Thursday, June 23. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in good condition. The shooter was a man who reportedly fired from the front passenger seat of a gray Chevy Impala. No one is custody.
Shot in the chest, drives self to hospital
A woman was shot in the chest in a crime that occurred in the 6500 block of South Albany at about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 22. The victim drove herself to Holy Cross Hospital, where she was listed in serious condition. No one is in custody. A source in the neighborhood said the crime stemmed from a domestic dispute.
Woman shot on Campbell
A 21-year-old woman was shot in the hand and leg as she stood outside in the 7000 block of South Campbell at 3:35 a.m. Wednesday, June 22. She was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was listed in good condition. She did not see the shooter. No one is in custody.
Charge Wrightwood man with Loop carjacking
An 18-year-old Wrightwood man was charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking, armed robbery and aggravated possession of a stolen motor vehicle after
he was arrested at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 in the 2400 block of West 45th Street. Devonte Ladd, of the 2800 block of West 86th Place, along with others several hours earlier, allegedly took a vehicle at gunpoint from a 20-year-old woman in the 100 block of West Marble Place (near Monroe and Clark). Police said they spotted Ladd in the victim’s vehicle near 45th and Western and that he attempted to flee. Charges of aggravated fleeing and resisting arrest were added. Bond was denied, and Ladd is in custody of the Cook County Department of Corrections. His next scheduled court date is July 13.
Traffic stop leads to gun charge
A 21-year-old Gage Park man was charged with unlawful use of a weapon after he was arrested during a traffic stop in the 5500 block of South Whipple at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, May 17. Jesus Martinez, of the 5400 block of South Sacramento, was pulled over for allegedly failing to signal a turn. Police said they found a handgun in the vehicle’s center console.
Two counts of domestic battery for Gage Park man
A 29-year-old Gage Park man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the 5600 block of South Albany at 6:57 p.m. Saturday, May 21. Andres A. Infante allegedly punched a 56-year-old man in the head during an argument. A second charge of domestic battery was added after Infante allegedly used a guitar to hit a 57-year-old woman trying to separate the two men. According to public records, Infante was arrested at his home in October 2020 and charged with domestic battery.
Weapons charge for Oak Lawn man
A 22-year-old man from suburban Oak Lawn was charged with unlawful use of a weapon after he was arrested in the 3100 block of West 59th Street at 7:46 p.m. Wednesday, May 25. Matthew Jose A. Rivera, 10400 block of South Mason, was taken into custody after a pat down revealed he was carrying a handgun, a CPD spokesman said without elaborating. According to public records, Rivera was arrested by CPD in June 2021 in the 1600 block of North Lake Shore Drive and charged with unlawful use of a weapon.
He bit me in the hand, man tells police
A 28-year-old Chicago Lawn man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at 63rd and Western at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, May 25. Korleone L. Darby, of the 6200 block of South Claremont, allegedly bit a 25-year-old man in the hand during an argument, a CPD spokesman said without elaborating.
Allegedly hit woman with grill scraper
A 52-year-old Chicago Lawn man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the 3000 block of West Marquette Road at 2:20 a.m. Thursday, May 19. Lionel E. Ellis allegedly put his arm around the throat of a 63-year-old woman and hit her with a grill scraper, during an argument. According to public records, Ellis has been arrested three times by CPD since 2016 on battery and domestic battery charges.
Campaign 2022: Garfield Ridge man to run for state senate
McGill to focus on law enforcement issues By Bob Bong As it turns out, Democratic state Senate candidate Mike Porfirio looks like he will face a Republican challenger in November’s general election. Porfirio, a Lyons Township trustee, had filed to run for the 11th Illinois Senate seat on the same day incumbent Sen. Steve Landek withdrew…
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…
State lays out $34.6B multi-year spending plan for roads, bridges, ports, airports, rail and transit
By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation on Friday laid out a $34.6 billion six-year spending plan for road, bridge, transit, rail, airport and port upkeep. It’s the latest multi-year plan backed by the state’s 2019 Rebuild Illinois bipartisan infrastructure law, which doubled the state’s motor fuel tax…
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
By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker and Illinois State Fair organizers unveiled the 101st State Fair butter cow Wednesday, an unofficial kickoff of the fair which begins Thursday and runs through Aug. 21. The sculpture – by Iowan Sarah Pratt – consists of more than 800 pounds of recycled…
Pritzker eying Indiana firms after abortion law signed
By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker said this week that he is actively reaching out to businesses in Indiana and other states that have recently passed restrictive abortion laws in hopes of luring those companies to Illinois. “Well, already I’ve reached out to companies that are affected in…
Regulatory work behind 1 million EV push in full swing in Illinois
By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] 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…