Mayor Johnson Appoints Mary Richardson-Lowry as Chicago’s Corporation Counsel

By Robert Lonnegan, The Chicago Times

June 2, 2023

CHICAGO — Mayor Brandon Johnson announced on Thursday the appointment of Mary Richardson-Lowry as the City of Chicago’s Corporation Counsel. Richardson-Lowry will provide legal counsel and representation for the City’s Departments, Boards, and the Chicago City Council.   

“I’m proud to announce Mary Richardson-Lowry as the City of Chicago’s Corporation Counsel and am grateful for the expertise she brings to this role from her accomplished legal career,” said Mayor Johnson. “I look forward to working closely with Mary in order to advance our administration’s commitments to ethics, accountability, and transparency, and fostering a city government that efficiently delivers for residents and taxpayers.”   

“I’m honored to serve as the City of Chicago’s Corporation Counsel and look forward to working with the Johnson administration, as well as the City’s many departments, boards, and City Council, to pursue an ethical, equitable city government that is responsible in its use of taxpayer dollars and transparent to the public,” said Richardson-Lowry. “Having begun my career at the City of Chicago’s Law Department, I’m humbled for the opportunity to serve in this capacity.”  

According to the City, Richardson-Lowry has an extensive legal background, including serving as a former partner at Mayer Brown LLC, former General Counsel at privately held Ililewa, former Chair of the Chicago Community Trust, former Buildings Commissioner, and various other legal, leadership, and management roles within Chicago.  In addition, Richardson-Lowry also worked as an attorney in the Law Department for the City of Chicago.

Richardson-Lowry holds a juris doctor degree from Texas Southern University and a bachelor’s degree in both International Relations and Speech Communications from San Francisco University.  

Mass Shooting: 1 Dead, 4 Wounded in Chicago

By James R. Scott, The Chicago Times

June 2, 2023

CHICAGO – A 14-year-old teen was killed and four others were wounded in a mass shooting in the Fuller Park Neighborhood on Thursday night.

Chicago police said, around 8:20 pm, a group of people started shooting at another group in the 4200 block of South Wells Street.  When officers arrived on scene they reported several people wounded on the street and a male suspect armed with a handgun, who then directed fire at the officers.  The officers then returned fire and were able to take the gunman into custody who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.  At this point it is unclear if the gunman was wounded by police or in the mass shooting.

Police said, a 14-year-old male teen was found with a gunshot wound to the chest and was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.  Two male victims, 18 and 19, were also shot and transported to an area hospital where they are listed in critical condition.  The 18-year-old was wounded in the back, and the 19-year-old was wounded in the chest and leg.  A 16-year-old male teen was wounded in the leg, while a 21-year-old female was wounded in the hand.  Both were transported to an area hospital.  It was also reported that three police officers were taken to an area hospital where they are listed in good condition.

Oswego Man Charged with Leading Police on 110 MPH High-Speed Chase

By T.C. Mayfield, The Chicago Times

May 31, 2023

OAK BROOK, IL – An Oswego man has been charged with leading police on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle.

According to prosecutors, on May 29, 2023, around 6:22 pm, Craig Singleton, 43, of the 400 block of Grape Vine Trail, was allegedly driving in a stolen 2019 Jaguar SUV when he was stopped by an Oak Brook police officer at the intersection of Illinois Route 83 and 22nd Street in Oak Brook.  Police said the Jaguar had been reported stolen two hours earlier.

Police said, as the officer approached the vehicle on foot and deployed a stop stick, Singleton allegedly fled westbound on 22nd Street leading the officer on a high speed chase on I-88.  It was reported that the Jaguar had lost a tire during the pursuit.  It is further alleged that Singleton reached speeds of approximately 110 mph on I-88 before coming to a stop at I-88 and Winfield Road where he was taken into custody.

“It is alleged that in an utter display of contempt for the rule of law and complete disregard for public safety, Mr. Singleton led police on a 110-mph high-speed chase in a stolen SUV.” said DuPage County States’ Attorney said in a statement.

Singleton has been charged with one felony count of aggravated unlawful possession of a stolen motor vehicle, two felony counts of aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer, one felony count of driving while license suspended or revoked 4th -9th Violation and multiple misdemeanor and petty traffic offenses.

Chicago Woman Charged in  2022 Murder of 4-Year-Old Girl

By The Chicago Times Staff

May 27, 2023

CHICAGO – A Chicago woman has been charged in the June 2022 murder of a 4-year-old girl in the Gresham neighborhood.

According to Chicago police, on June 24, 2022,  26-year-old Asha Green, of the 1300 block of W. 82nd St, allegedly caused the fatal injury of a 4-year-old girl in the 7900 block of S. St. Lawrence Ave.

Green was taken into custody near her residence and has been charged with one felony count of first degree murder.

Asha Green. Photo: Chicago police.

CPD: Commander William Bradley Promoted to First Deputy Superintendent of Police

By James R. Scott, The Chicago Times

May 26, 2023

CHICAGO — Chicago Police Department Interim Superintendent Fred L. Waller announced on Thursday the promotion of Commander William Bradley to First Deputy Superintendent.   As First Deputy Superintendent, Bradley will serve as second-in-command and will oversee day-to-day and strategic operations for CPD.

First Deputy Superintendent William Bradley. Photo: Chicago Police.

“I have worked closely with First Deputy Superintendent Bradley during my time at CPD and I have seen firsthand his dedication and passion to making Chicago a safer city and home for everyone,” said Interim Superintendent Waller.  “His leadership is rooted in fairness and compassion and I trust him wholeheartedly to help move our Department forward.”

Bradley has served the citizens of Chicago for almost 30 years as a police officer serving in multiple positions.  Most recently, Bradley served as Commander of Airport Operations.  Bradley has served with multiple bureaus, including the Bureau of Patrol, the Gang Enforcement Unit, Deputy Chief for the Bureau of Organized Crime, and as the Commander of the 6th District.  As a Sergeant, Bradley served in the former Area Central, the 2nd (Wentworth) District, Area 2 Detective Division and the Asset Forfeiture Unit. 

Bradley earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from Loyola University and Police Psychology from Adler School of Professional Psychology.  He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement Management from Calumet College of St. Joseph.

Chicago Man Charged in 2021 Armed Robbery in Logan Square

By Kwame Michaels, The Chicago Times

May 26, 2023

CHICAGO – A Chicago man has been charged in the 2021 robbery of a woman at gunpoint in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood.

Chicago police said, on December 8, 2021, Daryl McKinley, 20, of the 8000 block of S. Harvard Ave, Chicago, allegedly robbed a woman at gunpoint in the 2700 block of N. Milwaukee Ave.  McKinley was taken into custody on May 24, 2023, by members of the Chicago Police Department and the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force in the 1900 block of S. St. Louis Ave. 

McKinley has been charged with one felony count of armed robbery and one felony count of unlawful vehicular invasion.

Daryl McKinley. Photo: Chicago Police.