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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

 

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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

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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

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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.

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Cheerleading State Finals: Sandburg takes fourth behind conference rivals

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Spread the loveBy Jeff Vorva Staff Writer BLOOMINGTON — Sandburg’s competitive cheerleaders finished fourth in a state finals competition that looked a lot like a SouthWest Suburban Conference meet. At least it did for the Large Team division competition, in which the top five finishers hail from the SWSC. The 2023 state finals were held…

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Area Sports Roundup | Nazareth girls clinch conference crown with win over Carmel

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Spread the loveBy Jeff Vorva Staff Writer Nazareth’s girls basketball team is eyeing a Class 3A state championship after finishing second to Carmel a season ago. The Roadrunners whipped the Corsairs, 48-24, Feb. 4 to win the East Suburban Catholic Conference for the second straight year. It marked coach Ed Stritzel’s 400th career victory. Nazareth…

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Girls Bowling | Reavis wins second straight regional crown; Argo’s Sara Flynn take indie title

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Spread the loveBy Mike Walsh Correspondent Two years, two consecutive regional championships for Reavis’ girls bowling team. The Rams made it back-to-back titles in an impressive manner, topping the 13-team field at the Reavis Regional with a pinfall total of 4847, topping second-place Argo (4684) by 163 pins at Palos Lanes in Palos Hills Reavis…

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Porfirio resigns township post to take Senate seat

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Spread the loveBy Steve Metsch Mike Porfirio is now a state senator and the Township of Lyons Board of Trustees has a vacancy. Porfirio submitted his resignation as a trustee, which was accepted by the board at its Jan. 10 meeting. Porfirio was elected to the Illinois Senate in November, and was sworn in as…

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Super Hero fun at Our Lady of the Snows

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Spread the love Catholic Schools Week was plenty of fun this year at Our Lady of the Snows School, as students were encouraged to dress as a super hero. Parents interested in checking out the school, 4810 S. Leamington, for 2023-24 are encouraged to call (773) 735-4810. – Supplied photo

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Tri-State lane closures start Monday as area ramps prepare to reopen

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Spread the loveOvernight lane closures are scheduled next week to shift traffic on Interstate 55 and on the northbound Tri-State Tollway (Interstate 294) between Willow Springs Road and Plainfield Road and reopen the ramp connecting northbound I-294 to southbound I-55 and Wolf Road. On Monday, February 6, beginning at 9 p.m. and continuing until 5…

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BEDS Plus Soup & Bread event to raise money to assist the homeless

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Spread the love By Steve Metsch One way to warm up on a cold winter’s day is with a bowl of soup. And on Sunday, soup lovers can sample 20 different soups and also get the warm feeling received by helping a local charitable organization. BEDS Plus, which helps the homeless through the southwest suburbs,…

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Leadership program open at Marquette Park

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Spread the love. By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 . Once again it is time for the Sports and Recreational Leadership Program at Marquette Park. This After School Matters program is a great opportunity and filled up quickly last year. Open to current Chicago…

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Kids making good news in the community

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Spread the love. By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place • (773) 284-7394 . Aristotle said, “Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.” It gives me great pleasure to write about some of the awesome things the youth in our community are doing to help…

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No shortage of eatery ideas

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Spread the love. By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327 . I want to thank everyone who called and texted me with restaurant recommendations in the past two weeks. I had asked in a previous column for suggestions for local eateries. I got lots of very nice calls from some…

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Pritzker announces $40 million grant program to promote development-ready ‘megasites’

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Illinois’ biometric privacy law strengthened by latest high court ruling

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Pritzker seeks more info on AP African American Studies course

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Report pushes for greater focus on teacher recruitment and retention amid shortages

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Illinois’ COVID-19 disaster proclamation to end in May

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Appellate court upholds restraining order on assault weapons ban

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Tony Sanders to become state superintendent of education

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Amid ‘unprecedented’ prolonged revenue boom, state finds budget breathing room

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