Chicago/Suburbs


Mayor Lori Lightfoot Smothers Probe Of Botched Smokestack Implosion

By James R. Scott, The Chicago Times January 21, 2022 CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday refused to release the full investigation completed by former Chicago Inspector General William Marbeck into the botched demolition of the Crawford coal power plant smokestack in Little Village. For those that do not live in Little Village, theContinue reading “Mayor Lori Lightfoot Smothers Probe Of Botched Smokestack Implosion”

Cook County Judge Removed From Bench After Belittling Lawyer

By J. J. Quincannon, The Chicago Times January 20, 2022 CHICAGO — Cook County Judge William Raines, who was caught on camera making belittling comments about an attorney, has been removed from the bench and will undergo sensitivity training. Chief Judge Timothy Evans’s office has ordered Raines to receive sensitivity training and has placed RainesContinue reading “Cook County Judge Removed From Bench After Belittling Lawyer”

Chicago Cites 26 Businesses For Violating Proof Of Vaccination Order

By P. J. McNeal, The Chicago Times January 14, 2022 CHICAGO – The Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection has fined 6 businesses and 10 restaurants for violating Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proof of vaccination order which requires patrons to present vaccination papers in order to be served. Lightfoot’sContinue reading “Chicago Cites 26 Businesses For Violating Proof Of Vaccination Order”


Andre Turner and Tyrell Loury

WEST CHICAGO CARJACKING

By T. C. Mayfield and P. J. McNeal, The Chicago Times January 3, 2022 WEST CHICAGO, IL – Two Chicago men have been charged for the carjacking of a West Chicago man. Andre Turner, 19, of the 7500 block of Winchester Avenue and Tyrell Loury, 19 of the 7200 blockContinue reading “WEST CHICAGO CARJACKING”

Burr Ridge And Orland Park To Ignore Cook County’s New COVID Vaccination Mandate

By Ann Nguyen, The Chicago Times BURR RIDGE, IL – In defiance of a recent COVID vaccination mandate by the Cook County Department of Public Health, the mayor of Burr Ridge and mayor of Orland Park have chosen to ignore the mandate that applies to restaurants, bars, and other entertainmentContinue reading “Burr Ridge And Orland Park To Ignore Cook County’s New COVID Vaccination Mandate”

University Village: Man Charged With Attempted Murder of Chicago Police Officers

By The Chicago Times Staff December 27, 2021 CHICAGO – A man has been charged with the attempted murder of two Chicago police officers on Christmas Eve in University Village.  A $1 million bond has been set. Nokomis Jefferson, 29, has been charged with attempted murder and unlawful use ofContinue reading “University Village: Man Charged With Attempted Murder of Chicago Police Officers”

Chicago: Lightfoot Decrees Proof Of Vaccination To Enter Chicago Restaurants And Other Venues

By J. J. Quincannon, The Chicago Times December 21, 2021 CHICAGO — On Tuesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot decreed mitigations for Chicago to combat the spread of COVID-19. Beginning Jan. 3, residents of Chicago will be required to present their papers to prove their medical record of vaccination to enter bars,Continue reading “Chicago: Lightfoot Decrees Proof Of Vaccination To Enter Chicago Restaurants And Other Venues”

Special Prosecutor Calls Foxx’s Handling of Smollett Case A Major Failure

By James R. Scott, The Chicago Times December 21, 2021 CHICAGO – A special prosecutor investigating Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case has called it a “major failure” with substantial abuses of discretion. On Monday, Judge Michael Toomin allowed for the release of aContinue reading “Special Prosecutor Calls Foxx’s Handling of Smollett Case A Major Failure”

Bellwood Man Shoots Wrong Man

by The Chicago Times Staff December 16, 2021 CHICAGO — Davion Fountain, 22, shot at his ex-partner after an altercation in Austin but miss and shot another man. Prosecutors said Fountain originally denied firing three rounds while hanging from the passenger side window of his car on Oct. 13, killingContinue reading “Bellwood Man Shoots Wrong Man”

Indian Trail Middle School Student Accused of Threatening Wood Dale Junior High School

by T. C. Mayfield, The Chicago Times December 15, 2021 WOOD DALE, IL — On December 13, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Wood Dale Chief of Police Greg Vesta revealed that an Indian Trail Middle School student has been accused of sending a threatening message to Wood DaleContinue reading “Indian Trail Middle School Student Accused of Threatening Wood Dale Junior High School”

Sister Rosemary Connelly Steps Down As Head Of Misericordia Home

by P. J. McNeal, The Chicago Times December 10, 2021 CHICAGO — Sister Rosemary Connelly, the executive director of Misericordia Home for the past 52 years, has stepped down. Connelly, 90, will become the new chair of the Misericordia Foundation which will focus on public relations work. Misericordia, a CatholicContinue reading “Sister Rosemary Connelly Steps Down As Head Of Misericordia Home”

Suspect Charged With Murder Of 71-Year-Old In Chinatown

by J. J. Quincannon, The Chicago Times December 9, 2021 CHICAGO — Alphonso Joyner, 23, has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 71-year-old Woom Sing Tse. The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday near an elementary school. According to Chicago police, Joyner was driving aContinue reading “Suspect Charged With Murder Of 71-Year-Old In Chinatown”

Will County: Man Arrested For Cocaine, Meth And Fentanyl In False Compartment Of Vehicle

December 7, 2021 WILL COUNTY, IL — Will County deputies discovered methamphetamine, cocaine, and fentanyl within a false compartment inside a California man’s vehicle, leading to many narcotics charges. Will County deputies stopped a GMC Acadia on Interstate 80 at the Humboldt Road exit around 4:30 p.m. on Friday. DeputiesContinue reading “Will County: Man Arrested For Cocaine, Meth And Fentanyl In False Compartment Of Vehicle”

$5 Million Dollar Bond Set For Man Who Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 92-Year-Old Woman

by The Chicago Times Staff December 6, 2021 ADDISON, IL — The bond for a Glendale Heights man accused of breaking into an elderly woman’s home and sexually assaulting her was set today by DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Addison Director of Police Bill Hayden. Anthony Lane, 53,Continue reading “$5 Million Dollar Bond Set For Man Who Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 92-Year-Old Woman”

Second Osundairo Brother Testifies In Smollett Trail

by James R. Scott December 3, 2021 CHICAGO — Special Prosecutor Dan Webb rested his case after Osundairo finished testifying around 5:30 p.m. and the jury took a brief dinner break. The defense called three witnesses to testify Thursday evening: Smollett’s music manager, Brandon Moore, a Northwestern Memorial Hospital physicianContinue reading “Second Osundairo Brother Testifies In Smollett Trail”

Wydajewski Charged In October DUI Crash In Lisle Killing Three

by T. C. Mayfield, The Chicago Times November 30, 2021 LISLE, IL — Brendan Wydajewski, 22, of Naperville was allegedly drunk and driving faster than 120 mph when he crashed into a car last month, killing three people. On the morning of October 30, Lisle police responded to a multiple-vehicleContinue reading “Wydajewski Charged In October DUI Crash In Lisle Killing Three”

Allstate Northbrook Site Sold To Warehouse Builder

by John McPhaul and T. C. Mayfield, The Chicago Times November 30, 2021 NORTHBROOK, IL — Allstate announced Monday that it is selling its sprawling headquarters in Northbrook for $232 million to Dermody Properties, a warehouse developer based in Reno, Nevada Dermody’s president, Douglas Kiersey Jr., stated that the siteContinue reading “Allstate Northbrook Site Sold To Warehouse Builder”