Naperville: Man charged In Violent Home Invasion

By Kathy Whitaker, The Chicago Times

August 9, 2022

NAPERVILLE, IL –  A man who was out on probation was charged after he allegedly broke into a Naperville residence where his ex-girlfriend was visiting and violently attacked residents.

According to prosecutors, on Saturday at 4:00 am,  24-year-old Adam Stone, of Chicago, allegedly broke into a residence on Smokey Court in Naperville where his ex-girlfriend was visiting.  Stone supposedly broke a basement window and entered the residence without permission and then attacked several of the occupants as they attempted to force him out of the residence.

When Stone was finally thrown out of the residence, he allegedly threw a brick through the windows of two vehicles owned by the victims.

Stone has been charged with home invasion causing injury and three counts of criminal damage to property.

Stone is expected in court on Friday.


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National Weather Service: Lake Michigan Too Dangerous For Swimming 

By The Chicago Times Staff

August 8, 2022

CHICAGO – National Weather Service declared Lake Michigan too dangerous for swimming in the Chicago and Northwest Indiana area starting Monday and Tuesday.

According to the NWS “Dangerous swimming conditions are expected to develop on Monday, and will persist through early Tuesday afternoon.  Waves will be 3 to 6 feet high and currents in Lake Michigan could be life-threatening.  The high swim risk warning applies to beaches in Illinois and Indiana.  There is a moderate risk for Lake Michigan beaches in southeastern Wisconsin.”

Photo: Roman Boed, Flickr.com


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Bus Sideswipes 13 Vehicles 

By James R. Scott, The Chicago Times

August 8, 2022

CHICAGO – On Saturday afternoon a party bus sideswiped 13 vehicles on North Broadway causing mayhem on the Northside.  

According to police, around 2:55 pm, the bus, owned by Indiana based Black Label Limos, sped out of control southbound in the 3500 block of North Broadway.  An eyewitness video captured the menacing bus slamming into parked cars without any regard to the safety of pedestrians and possible passengers.  Police were able to stop the bus near North Recreation Drive and North DuSable Lake Shore Drive.  The 45-year-old driver was taken into custody.

Photo: Warren Williams


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Lake In The Hills Not To Fine UpRising Bakery For Code Violations

By H. Douglas, The Chicago Times

August 5, 2022

LAKE IN THE HILLS, IL – Lake in the Hills made an agreement with a local bakery to allow the hosting of events after threatening to fine the business due to zoning laws.

According to the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, the agreement allows UpRising Bakery and Cafe to reschedule the “drag brunch” that was canceled after the establishment was vandalized.  Lake in the HIlls has also allowed UpRising to hold other events in the future.

Lake in the Hills officials had first threatened to fine UpRising since entertainment events were considered a violation of zoning laws and would cite the business with multiple code violations.

“We are elated to have come to a mutual agreement with the Village of Lake in the Hills,” the owner of UpRising Bakery said in an ACLU statement.

In July, UpRising planned to host a “drag brunch” designed for juveniles.  The announcement of the event caused an outlash from members of the public.  UpRising received multiple insults, threats, and vandalism which caused the event to be canceled.

Lake in the Hills later threatened to fine UpRising $750 per day and suspend business and liquor licenses after they received complaints from angry citizens in addition to the event being considered a violation of zoning laws.

According to UpRising, past community events held at the bakery never brought this much pressure nor threats of fines from Lake in the Hills.  The ACLU accused Lake in the Hills of violating UpRising’s rights and being retaliatory in their actions.

“Today’s agreement ensures an equitable and fair resolution moving forward, and recognizes that violent extremists cannot dictate the discussion in our society,” Kevin Fee, an ACLU attorney said in a statement.

Evanston: Teen Found Intoxicated With Loaded Handgun

By Ann Nguyen, The Chicago Times

August 4, 2022

EVANSTON, IL – A teen was arrested Monday after allegedly being intoxicated and in possession of a loaded firearm.

According to police, officers responded to a call of a male passed out in the Tot Lot located at Clyde-Brummel Park around 10:45 am.  On scene, officers discovered a 17-year-old male that appeared to be under the influence and unresponsive.

In an effort to identify the teen, officers searched his belongings which led to the discovery of a loaded firearm.

Paramedics were dispatched to the scene and were able to awaken the teen who then identified himself to police.  The teen was later treated and taken into custody for unlawful use of a firearm.

Man Charged In Shooting Death In Bronzeville

By James R. Scott, The Chicago Times

August 3, 2022

CHICAGO – A man has been charged in the fatal shooting of a man in a Bronzeville shoe store in April.

According to police, Keantae Martin, 18, has been charged with first-degree murder for the murder of Damonte Robinson in the 4700 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue.

On April 23, Robinson’s girlfriend was driving him home when he abruptly asked her to pull over so he could confront someone over money.  Robinson, 23, exited the vehicle and entered the Bronzeville store around 1 pm and proceeded to confront the individual who owed him money.  Martin, a friend of the person who was arguing with Robinson, attempted to intervene by brandishing a weapon.  When Robinson attempted to exit the store, Martin allegedly shot him in the back.

On scene, police found Robinson facedown on the cement with two gunshot wounds in his back.  Robinson died at an area hospital.

Martin was later identified by surveillance video and a police officer that was familiar with his record.  Martin was taken into custody on Monday in Crown Point, Indiana and is being held without bail in Cook County.