Crime Also Exists Outside Streeterville
By Chuck Sudo in News on Jun 9, 2011 2:00PM
Akeem Manago and Christopher Jackson (L-R)
Three teens were charged in connection to mugging a pair of UIC students yesterday on a CTA bus. Charged were Akeem J. Manago, Christopher Jackson and an unnamed 15-year-old. Manago was charged with aggravated battery in a public place, felony armed robbery and unlawful use of a weapon, all of them felonies; and misdemeanor counts of having a firearm and ammunition without a Firearm Owner's Identification Card. Jackson faces felony counts of armed robbery and aggravated battery in a public place. the 15-year-old was charged as a juvenile with felony robbery, being armed with a dangerous weapon and aggravated battery occurring in a public place. Police found the three after reviewing video from the bus. There have been reports of groups of 8-15 people boarding buses without paying and mugging passengers in the area near UIC Manago, Jackson and the juvenile were arrested.
Police are questioning several people in connection to a shooting in the Avondale neighborhood that injured two girls, aged 2 and 7. the two were caught in the crossfire on a playlot where a community policing meeting was underway.