Chicago Crime Report 02/04/2011

StreetWisePundit’s Chicago Crime Roundup

Burglary suspect with knife shot by cops

A Chicago police officer shot and wounded a 36-year-old man who police say lunged at the officer with a knife early this morning after he broke into another man’s Uptown apartment, police said.

The suspect was being treated at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, but his condition wasn’t available. The officer wasn’t hurt.

via Burglary suspect with knife shot by cops – Chicago Breaking News.

Kankakee County coroner seeking Steele family

The Kankakee County coroner’s office is seeking any information the public might have about the family of John Steele, 57, of Bourbonnais, who died Jan. 17 in Kankakee.

It is known that Steele had a sister named Barbara and other family in the south suburbs, possibly Harvey or Dixmoor, and in the Kankakee area, Deputy Coroner Ronald Brown said.

Anyone with information about Steele or his family should contact the Kankakee County coroner’s office at (815)-802-7190.

via Kankakee County coroner seeking Steele family – The SouthtownStar.

Man dies days after West Side shooting

A 25-year-old man shot in the head earlier this week on the West Side’s East Garfield Park neighborhood has died at a Chicago hospital, authorities said.

Killed was James Wilson, of the 500 block of North Central Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

via Man dies days after West Side shooting – Chicago Breaking News.

Mokena murder hearing delayed

A sentencing hearing for Keith Randulich, the Mokena teenager who killed his 4-year-old sister, will continue at 11 a.m. Friday.

The hearing was postponed Wednesday because the Will County Courthouse in Joliet was closed during the blizzard.

Randulich, 19, slit his sister’s throat in May 2009 because he thought she was being abused by a family member, he told police when they came to the house to respond to his 911 call. On Dec. 2, he pleaded guilty to first-degree murder of his sister, Sabrina Clement.

via Mokena murder hearing delayed – The SouthtownStar.

Heroin addict held in burglaries

Lake County sheriff’s investigators arrested a 19-year-old Libertyville man this week after he returned from Chicago carrying heroin that he allegedly bought with proceeds from several burglaries.

Eric Schlemm, 810 Hawthorne Lane, was the focus of a two-month investigation into numerous burglaries that occurred in incorporated areas near Libertyville.

Police said Schlemm was taken into custody Monday at the Libertyville train station carrying an unspecified amount of heroin.

Investigators became suspicious of Schlemm when burglaries began occurring in the Libertyville area during December and realized that Schlemm was out on bond for similar offenses last summer.

via Heroin addict held in burglaries – Lake County News-Sun.

Chicago hiring scandal: Highest-ranking member of Daley administration caught in probe is sentenced

Mayor Richard Daley’s former Streets and Sanitation commissioner was sentenced Thursday to 21/2 years in prison for his role in rigging the city’s hiring system, capping a lengthy federal investigation inside City Hall that embarrassed the mayor but left him largely unscathed.

The sentencing of Al Sanchez comes as Daley prepares to step down from his 22-year reign as mayor, and it follows a number of reforms, including giving the inspector general’s office the power to monitor city hiring.

via Chicago hiring scandal: Highest-ranking member of Daley administration caught in probe is sentenced – Chicago Breaking News.

Teen charged after Naperville crash

A 16-year-old Naperville boy was accused of driving under the influence of drugs after a crash Thursday night that left a 15-year-old boy in critical condition.

Police said the driver and two male passengers, 15 and 16, were in a 1994 Chevrolet Blazer at 5:35 p.m. going westbound on Ogden Avenue, attempting to turn left into a Mobil station on the southeast corner of the intersection of Naper Boulevard in Naperville.

The Chevrolet struck a 2004 Dodge Intrepid heading eastbound on Ogden Avenue and being driven by a 17-year-old boy from Lisle, who had another 17-year-old Lisle boy as a passenger, according to a release from the Naperville Police Department.

via Teen charged after Naperville crash – Chicago Breaking News.