Man shot while driving on Ike in Oak Park | Police reports Sept. 21-27

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A Chicago man was shot in the abdomen while driving on I-290 at the Austin Boulevard exit at 2 p.m., Sept. 27. 

As the victim was driving, a black vehicle pulled up next to him and a man in the vehicle fired several shots, striking the victim. According to police, the wound was superficial, and the victim is recovering.

Oak Park police state that the investigation is ongoing. The shooting does not appear to be an incident of road rage.



Two male offenders pushed the victim down and then removed the victim's bag, which contained two textbooks, a cellphone and a wallet at 8:40 p.m. on Sept. 28 in the 100 block of Elmwood Avenue. The estimated loss is $230.

Seven men, one with a firearm, attempted to rob an Oak Park resident of his bicycle at 7:44 p.m. on Sept. 24 in the first block of Lake Street. The offenders approached the victim and demanded he unlock his bike, then several offenders struck the victim. 

One offender drew a gun while another tried to remove the victim's skateboard, before all offenders fled eastbound.



Someone entered an unlocked vehicle parked in the 600 block of South Taylor Avenue and removed several tools in from inside between 2 p.m. on Sept. 24 and 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 25. The estimated loss is $2,428.

Someone took a bicycle from an unlocked garage in the 900 block of North Elmwood Avenue between 5:15 p.m. on Sept. 25 and 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 26. Estimated loss is $1,400.

Someone broke into an unlocked residence in the 1200 block of North Euclid Avenue between 5:10 and 9 a.m. in Sept. 26 and took miscellaneous items, including car keys. The offender then drove off in the victim's car. Police recovered the vehicle later that day.

Someone broke into an unlocked apartment in the 700 block of Lexington Street between 7:25 and 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 27 and took the victim's purse which contained car keys. The offender then drove off in the victim's vehicle. Estimated loss is $4,600.  

Someone went into an unlocked garage in the 1200 block of Belleforte Avenue during the overnight hours of Sept. 26-27 and removed a snow blower. Estimated loss is $400.


Motor vehicle theft

An unlocked and running vehicle was removed from the 500 block of South Austin Boulevard at 2:53 a.m. on Sept. 26. The vehicle was recovered later that day.



A bicycle was removed from the 100 block of Francisco Terrace at 1:49 a.m. on Sept. 25. Estimated loss is $250.

Discharge of a firearm

Oak Park police officers responded to a report that shots had been fired in the 500 block of North Cuyler Avenue at 9:41 p.m. on Sept. 24. Officers found a damaged vehicle and window. 

Oak Park police officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 1000 block of North Austin Boulevard at 11:40 p.m. on Sept. 25. Police reported finding shell casings at the scene. No damage or victims were reported.


Public indecency

A man was observed exposing his penis in the 500 block of North Humphrey Avenue between 9:04 and 9:15 a.m. on Sept. 25. Police described the man as Hispanic, thin, around 5-foot-9, with short hair and wearing a red T-shirt, dark shorts and a backpack.


These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports Sept. 21-27 and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Anyone named in these reports has only been charged with a crime and cases have not yet been adjudicated. We report the race of a suspect only when a serious crime has been committed, the suspect is still at large, and police have provided us with a detailed physical description of the suspect as they seek the public's help in making an arrest.

Compiled by Stacey Sheridan

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Bill Maxwell  

Posted: October 4th, 2020 1:03 PM

Tom MacMillan I do agree that Wiliam Dwyer Jr. does make a lot of comments to bring a different perspective and they are not just against your perspective. As for fake FB Persona, you may want to check your own identification since you are going by a Fake FB if you think a person is not able to use part of a real name. Just let things roll off if someone makes a comment against your comment. This has never been a comment board to make things better. Sometimes someone will point to facts and that is good although most of the time a person is just in disagreement with another person. You know that one trustee is not really going to gain support and have the Village turn to defunding the Police, and if you think that really is a possibility then find something to base it on other then articles about one trustee. I always seem to have received unfairness on this comment board although that is alright. Just do not think that I am against every post you make because I am not and realize that it has been known for years that things people right is not always going to be the way a person interprets it. That is why social medial added emojois such as the smile one. Maybe the W.J. can add emojis to help express a persons writing better

William Dwyer Jr.  

Posted: October 4th, 2020 11:19 AM

Well, TMac, you made comments on two articles yesterday, I see, and I I didn't "shadow" you on either. In fact, I didn't post yesterday. Than again, you didn't post any goofy, "The sky is falling. the sky is falling!" sort of nonsense. See the pattern here?

Tom MacMillan from Oak Park  

Posted: October 4th, 2020 10:18 AM

So Will shadows every comment making personal attacks, and his troll twin Bill, the guy with the fake FB persona, adds his two cents. Oh my gosh, better get a grip to hold on to.

Bill Maxwell  

Posted: October 3rd, 2020 11:36 AM

Tom MacMillan the Police are not going to be defunded or the force level decreased because of one trustee's opinion. I think you want to profile each case where Police are needed and to attach that to a trustee although I think you can rest easy knowing it will not happen. The incident in itself is unusual sine 7 men with a gun usually are not interested in a bicycle and a skateboard. The return of investment is not worth the risk

William Dwyer Jr.  

Posted: October 3rd, 2020 9:54 AM

What is WRONG with you, T Mac? How in any rational world do you conclude that WJ doesn't deem robbery to be a serious crime? They published the account near the top of the page, right below the report of a shooting. Your logic is bizarre. Get a grip.

Tom MacMillan from Oak Park  

Posted: October 3rd, 2020 9:29 AM

Thank goodness a kid getting swarmed by seven men, one with a gun, on Lake Street, is not deemed to be a serious crime by Wednesday Journal. Trustee Walker might twist the stats from that into getting rid of our police department.

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