Glen Ellyn Man Accused of Drug Induced Homicide

By The Chicago Times Staff

August 25, 2022

GLEN ELLYN, IL – A Glen Ellyn man has been charged with supplying fentanyl to his girlfriend resulting in her fatal overdose. 

According to the DuPage County State’s Attorney, Sergius Harty, 29, of Glen Ellyn has been charged with one count of drug induced homicide in the death of Margaret McCabe, 29, of Clarendon Hills.

According to authorities, on November 5, 2021, the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office responded

to a call of an unresponsive female, later identified as McCabe, in Clarendon Hills.  McCabe was taken to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead.  An investigation into McCabe’s death found that she died of a fentanyl overdose. The investigation also revealed that on November 5, 2021, McCabe traveled with Harty to Chicago to purchase narcotics from Bishop Moore. Harty allegedly purchased several bags of narcotics from Moore, 62, and later supplied one bag containing fentanyl to McCabe.  McCabe allegedly ingested the fentanyl purchased from Moore and given to her by Harty. Bishop was charged on August 19 in connection with the incident.

“This senseless loss of life must stop and one way to stop it is to hold those who supply fatal doses of narcotics responsible. A dealer, a friend or even a family member may think twice about supplying this poison knowing that they will be looking at a significant amount of time behind bars if they are the proven source of a fatal overdose. I offer my sincerest condolences to Margaret’s family and friends as they continue their lives without the love and friendship she provided them. I thank DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick and his office for their outstanding work in the identification and apprehension of the defendant in this case. I also thank Assistant State’s Attorney Adam Frahm for his work in helping us bring a strong prosecution against Mr. Harty,” said Robert Berlin, DuPage County State’s Attorney.

Harty is expected back in court on September 15, 2022.

Glendale Heights: Alsip Teen Accused of Attempted Murder

By T. C. Mayfield, The Chicago Times

August 24, 2022

GLENDALE HEIGHTS, IL – A teen from Alsip, Illinois, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated battery with a firearm. 

According to the DuPage County State’s Attorney, on August 12, 2022, at approximately 8:30 pm, Nathan Gaytan, 16, and another unknown individual allegedly confronted the two victims on Army Trail Road.  During the confrontation, Gayton and the unknown individual allegedly pointed guns at the victims who then retreated from the scene.  Shortly after the incident, Gayton allegedly drove up and exited his vehicle and fired nine shots at the victims, with one of the victims being wounded in the arm and thigh.  According to the victims, Gayton then fled the scene.  Gayton was later arrested on August 18. 

“It is alleged that for no reason whatsoever, Mr. Gaytan fired nine times at an innocent couple simply enjoying an evening stroll.  Regardless of the age of the accused, violent gun crimes will not be tolerated in DuPage County and will be aggressively prosecuted. I thank the Glendale Heights Police Department and MERIT for their outstanding work in identifying Mr. Gaytan as the person allegedly responsible for this unprovoked attack. I also thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Joseph Lindt and Claudia Fantauzzo for their work in securing charges against this defendant,” Robert Berlin, DuPage County State’s Attorney, said in a statement.

A $500,000 dollar bond has been set for Gayton, who is expected back in court on September 16, 2022.

Man Arrested For Loaded Weapon At CTA Station

By The Chicago Times Staff

August 20, 2022

CHICAGO — A Chicago man was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm at a CTA Red Line station on the Near North Side.

According to Chicago police, Jonathan Jimenez-Alcanta, 21, was arrested early Saturday after CTA passengers reported to police that he was holding a firearm as he loitered in the stairwell of a Chicago Red Line station.

Jimenez-Alcanta has been charged with unlawful use of a loaded weapon without a FOID card and aggravated battery of a laser device on a firearm.

CTA To Alter Schedules To Address Security Concerns

By Jeff L. Tucker, The Chicago Times

CHICAGO – CTA President Dorval Carter announced on Thursday plans to alter schedules in an effort ease safety concerns and long wait time for passengers.

“CTA service has been under pressure for nearly three years, and recent job market and workforce challenges are compounding an already difficult time. From the market forces of the ‘great resignation’ to a very competitive job market and high attrition rates among bus and rail operators, our services are not meeting our high standards,” Carter said during a luncheon speech with Chicago business leaders.

The CTA has been inundated with complaints from passengers and city officials about overall service and safety.  CTA ridership continues to lag and there is no sign it will recover to pre-pandemic levels.

Carter insisted that a shortage of train and bus operators is to blame for the long wait times.  CTA reported that it has lost nearly 1,000 employees since the pandemic.

To remedy long wait times, Carter rolled out a new schedule that will be based on current rider patterns which he hopes will make wait times more consistent and limit any large gaps in CTA arrivals.  Carter also emphasized that service hours will not change. 

Carter also mentioned plans to hire new full-time employees as well as retired operators on a part time basis.

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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