Two men tried to lure a juvenile boy into their truck last week, St.Hyacinth was robbed of student scholarships, and May saw 300 people shot citywide.
Boy Outwits Two Men After Apparent Abduction Attempt
890 WLS AM reported that two men allegedly tried tricking a boy into a vehicle in broad daylight on May 27 in Logan Square.
According to Area North detectives, the boy was walking in the 2800 block of W. Belden Ave. when two males in a white Chevrolet pickup drove up. They claimed that the boy needed to get into the truck because the driver’s mother was having a heart attack. The boy instead said he was calling the police, prompting the pair to drive away.
The driver is described as a clean-shaven white man aged 30-35 with an accent that may have been Polish. His passenger was described as Hispanic with unkempt facial hair.
300 People Shot Citywide In May; Three Struck In Logan
In comparison, 237 people were wounded from shootings in May 2014.
Forty-six people were killed in the city last month; 37 of these deaths were from gunshot wounds.
The month’s most violent period was Memorial Day weekend, DNAinfo reported, when 56 people were shot.
Robbery Of St. Hyacinth Scholarships Brings Outpouring Of Support
A representative from St. Hyacinth Basilica School, which is slated to close after the school year concludes after 100 years serving the area, said on June 1 that $5,000 was stolen from the school office. School officials found a broken window leading into the building at 3640 W. Wolfram St. The robbers then ransacked the office and stole a safe.
The money would have gone to St. Hyacinth students going to other Catholic schools as part of the Keep the Light Alive Scholarships, among other things.
However, a day after the crime was reported, the school said its GoFundMe account had surpassed its funding goal thanks to an “amazingly generous”response from people and businesses. The school will now be able to cover the losses of the theft and then some. One anonymous donor gave the school $5,000, while another contributed $3,000, CBS Chicago reported.