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Police report information is provided by law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken, and people charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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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Golf is for all at Marquette Park

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Spread the love. Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 . Last week we began by talking about how golf season is in full swing at Marquette Park. What if you have thought about playing, but have never played before? There are three programs at Marquette,…

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Legislation to acquire new police district facility on Southwest Side passes General Assembly

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Spread the love. Porfirio, Guerrero-Cuellar measure heads to Pritzker’s desk  . From staff reports State Senator Mike Porfirio (D-11th) and State Rep. Angelica “Angie” Guerrero-Cuellar (D-22nd) recently passed legislation in the General Assembly to acquire a new police district facility representing their districts on the Southwest Side. The bill passed both chambers with veto-proof margins.…

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Lyons water polo teams splash to state

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Spread the loveBy Jeff Vorva Correspondent Both of Lyons water polo team qualified for the state quarterfinals. Lyons’ girls water polo team won its own sectional by beating Mother McAuley, 13-9, in the title game on May 11. The Lions will face York in the state quarterfinals on May 17 at Stevenson High School in…

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IHSA announces postseason assignments for baseball, softball, girls soccer

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Spread the loveBy Jeff Vorva Correspondent The IHSA has announced the Class 3A and 4A baseball seeds were revealed and Nazareth, which is seeking its third straight state championship will have to do it in Class 4A after winning two straight in 3A in 2022 and 2023. The Roadrunners drew the top seed at the…

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Red Stars win at home again, Naeher hurt

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Spread the loveBy Jeff Vorva Correspondent The NWSL released a fun fact that is pretty darn fun for Chicago Red Stars fans. This year’s version of the Red Stars opened the season 3-0-1, scoring 10 points in the first four road games. They were the fourth team in league history to do that. According to…

Anna Marassa is the only girls volleyball coach in De La Salle history. Photo courtesy of De La Salle

Hall of Fame volleyball coach Anna Marassa coach calls it a career

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Spread the loveBy Jeff Vorva Correspondent Hall of Fame volleyball coach Anna Marassa is retiring. Marassa is the only girls volleyball coach in De La Salle’s history as she headed up the program in 2002 and racked up 538 victories, 10 regional championships and four sectional titles. She is also the boys coach and wraps…

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Girls Track | Shepard’s Kyla Motley wins three titles at Lyons Sectional

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Spread the loveBy Jeff Vorva Correspondent Shepard junior track star Kyla Motley was a sectional champion in three events for the second year in a row. Motley won the 100 high hurdles with a time of 15.31, the long jump with an 18-2.5 effort, and the triple jump with a 36-9 at the Class 3A Lyons…

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Boys Tennis | Stagg takes third at final SWSC Red tourney

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Spread the loveBy Xavier Sanchez Correspondent Saturday blue skies cleared the way for the final SouthWest Suburban Conference boys tennis matches as Stagg hosted Andrew, Lincoln-Way Central, and Lincoln-Way West at Moraine Valley Community College. The Chargers started the season losing five of their first games but finished the regular season 10-10-1. They finished third…

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UPDATE: Bedford Park man, girlfriend charged with plotting Bridgeview father’s murder

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Spread the loveBy Bob Bong A Bedford Park man and the victim’s girlfriend have been charged in the shooting death of Arturo Cantu last Wednesday. Bridgeview police arrested Anthony Calderon, 20, of the 7700 block of 65th Place, Friday night. He allegedly confessed to the murder and reportedly led police to the weapon used in…

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Robbers hitting Chicago Lawn

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Spread the love. From staff reports Police are warning the public about a robbery crew working the south end of Chicago Lawn. Crimes scenes include: 2500 block of West 73rd Street at 10:50 p.m. Monday, April 29. 7400 block of South Rockwell at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 7. 7100 block of South Mozart at 6…

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House GOP advances 2 human trafficking victim protection bills as others remain in limbo

House GOP advances 2 human trafficking victim protection bills as others remain in limbo

By COLE LONGCOR Capitol News Illinois clongcor@capitolnewsillinois.com After Illinois received another failing grade from a national advocacy group, state House Republicans have introduced legislation aimed at further protecting victims and prosecuting perpetrators of human trafficking. Shared Hope International, an advocacy organization that works to prevent sex trafficking, said in its 2023 Illinois report card that…

Hundreds of bills pass, including changes to state’s biometric data privacy law

Hundreds of bills pass, including changes to state’s biometric data privacy law

By HANNAH MEISEL COLE LONGCOR & ALEX ABEDDUTO Capitol News Illinois news@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers passed more than 200 bills this week ahead of their scheduled May 24 adjournment.  Many of the measures will soon head to Gov. JB Pritzker, including a bill that changes how damages accrue under Illinois’ first-in-the-nation biometric data privacy law.…

Pritzker pledges to expand access to mental health care in Illinois

Pritzker pledges to expand access to mental health care in Illinois

By DILPREET RAJU Capitol News Illinois draju@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – In the middle of Mental Health Awareness Month, Gov. JB Pritzker and Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton hosted a panel in Springfield this week at which he pledged to expand the state’s behavioral health services. With several dozen services providers from around the state in attendance, Pritzker…

With 1 week left in session, Pritzker admin says all revenue options remain on the table

With 1 week left in session, Pritzker admin says all revenue options remain on the table

By JERRY NOWICKI  Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com While the governor’s office instructed its agency directors to prepare for $800 million in potential budget cuts last week, all facets of his plan to raise $1.1 billion in revenue to avoid those cuts remain under consideration.  Read more: ANALYSIS: ‘Significant enough’ opposition to Pritzker’s revenue plan leads to…

Illinois launches summer food assistance program

Illinois launches summer food assistance program

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The state is launching a new program to provide food assistance during the summer for families with children who qualify for free or reduced-price meals at school. Gov. JB Pritzker joined other state officials and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Thursday to announce that Illinois will…

Lawmakers consider tax break for news publishers, state-sponsored journalism scholarships

Lawmakers consider tax break for news publishers, state-sponsored journalism scholarships

By ALEX ABBEDUTO & ANDREW ADAMS Capitol News Illinois news@capitolnewsillinois.com  SPRINGFIELD – A new measure being debated in the Illinois General Assembly would create a tax credit for certain news publishers based on the number of reporters they employ.  The proposal from Sen. Steve Stadelman, D-Rockford, is part of a package of policies that he…

House gives OK to new state agency focused on early childhood programs

House gives OK to new state agency focused on early childhood programs

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House gave final passage Thursday to a bill establishing a new cabinet-level state agency whose mission will be to provide a kind of one-stop shop for services focusing on early childhood development and education. By the time it’s fully operational in 2026, the new…

As vacated Centralia funeral home prepares for new tenant, owner makes a startling find

As vacated Centralia funeral home prepares for new tenant, owner makes a startling find

By BETH HUNDSDORFER Capitol News Illinois bhundsdorfer@capitolnewsillinois.com In the basement of a Centralia funeral home in a dark hallway off the embalming room, tucked inside a nook behind two steel plates and a door, a visitor found three disembodied, neatly wrapped human legs, two of them marked with names and dated to the 1960s.  The…

Illinois Supreme Court considers expectation of privacy in hospitals

Illinois Supreme Court considers expectation of privacy in hospitals

By DILPREET RAJU  & ANDREW ADAMS Capitol News Illinois news@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – While Cortez Turner was in a hospital room being treated for a gunshot wound to his leg in 2016, police took his clothes. Now, the Illinois Supreme Court is weighing whether that action violated Turner’s expectation of privacy under the Fourth Amendment. The…

Capitol Briefs: House OKs program for student teacher stipends – but not the funding for it

Capitol Briefs: House OKs program for student teacher stipends – but not the funding for it

By PETER HANCOCK & ANDREW CAMPBELL Capitol News Illinois news@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House approved a bill Tuesday to allow student teachers to receive stipends while earning their education degree, even though the money needed to fund those stipends is unlikely to be included in next year’s budget. House Bill 4652, by Rep. Barbara…