Story Confirmed About Fight At Christ Advocate
Social media blew up with reports of a fight or even riot outside the emergency room of Christ Advocate Hospital on July 8th at about 7:20 p.m. Now the story can be confirmed. There was a fight, or perhaps an unprovoked attack on one man. The victim was an Uber Eats driver who was delivering food to the hospital and became a victim by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. A large group of people surrounded his vehicle mistakenly believing that his car had hit and fatally wounded a family member in Chicago who was rushed to Advocate’s emergency room. The Uber Eats driver was attacked and an off duty Chicago cop along with Christ Advocate’s security was able to disburse the unruly mob that thought it was in their rights to play prosecutor, judge and jury. The driver sustained a bloody lip but was unable, or unwilling, to identify anyone responsible. No charges were filed.
63 Year Old Man Accused of Public Indecency
Oak Lawn resident, Robert Jetter, was issued a village ordinance citation for public indecency and also received a trespass warning for Suds Laundry, at 9724 S. Cicero. It is the laundry’s location that the police were called to for a report of a male subject with no pants on. When the police arrived, they claim that they found Jetter on a red motorized scooter but they could not find any clothing on the man from the waist down. The woman who had called the police said she left the laundry and so the man parked behind her vehicle. She first thought the man’s scooter had broken down and approached to help. According to the witness, the man’s body parts below the waist were exposed and he was allegedly fondling himself. The witness said she then yelled, “what are you doing?” This shout caused another woman to notice the commotion. She too told the police that she saw parts in the southern hemisphere of the body exposed. According to the police, Jetter took off on the scooter and was found on his scooter behind a dumpster. He was issued a village ordinance citation for public indecency.
Bill to Allow Villages to Kick the Can Down the Road on Pensions with Accounting Trick
Recently released investment numbers have revealed that public pensions are earning eight percent interest on investments. Which is great if the elected officials have funded those pensions. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case but the State of Illinois is coming to the rescue of municipalities. SB 2638 will allow municipalities to “kick the can” down the road by changing the way municipalities may account for debts. The bottom line is that municipalities will not be under the gun to fund the pensions that so many politicians complain about but rarely fund. Local legislators Kelly Burke, Fran Hurley and Bill Cunningham voted “yes” and the bill is sitting on the Governor’s desk. The Illinois Municipal League, which represents villages and cities in Springfield, supports the bill.