Thomas Fulmer, who caused trouble in July, was charged with 3 misdemeanors on August 12. A few days later, he ended his mayoral campaign in Kenosha, saying it was because of personal reasons. I think everyone knows the reasons... #1 He was arrested, #2 He was charged with multiple violations, #3 He's going to trial!
Congratulations to the Kenosha Kingfish for winning the League championship! Many fans attended the last game on August 14 and celebrated with the team.
Since we're talking baseball, how about those Cubbies?! Alright, so it took a little while for Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer to get the Cubs on track. Since Joe Maddon took over this year as manager, they have been winning... most of the time. After going 15-15 at the 30 game mark, the Cubs won 6 in a row. At 99 games they were 52-47 before winning 15 out of 16 games! The only problem is that the Cardinals and Pirates keep winning! They do have a lock on 3rd in their division however, since the Brewers are way behind. The talk of playoff tickets is in the air. Could this be their year? Let's not get carried away! One game at a time... Go Cubs!
The tornado that tore through Grayslake on August 2 didn't take any lives but it did destroy many beautiful trees. It also left behind damage to a lot of buildings, including the Grayslake Central High School. Total repairs were about $350,000 and were done before the start of the new school season.
The intersection of Lewis and 29th Street will be getting a makeover. Actually, a new signal light system will be installed but not until next year.
Governor Rauner signed into law a bill that allows nursing home residents or their families to install cameras in their rooms. This will help protect residents against abuse and other crimes. Why was this not put forward years ago?!
Thaddeus Jimenez, of Chicago, was convicted of murder in 1993 and sent to prison to serve 45 years. He was 13 at the time. Jimenez was in prison for 16 years before he was released in 2009 because of wrongful conviction, receiving a certificate of innocence. He was 29. A few years later in January 2013, with the help of a lawyer named Jon Loevy (pictured), Jimenez won $25 million. A third of that went to Loevy. What did Jimenez do with the money? Some went for a dozen or so fancy cars. Some went to guns and establishing a gang in Chicago, with him as the leader. Not good! Since his release from prison, Jimenez has been in and out of trouble. On August 17, Jimenez, now 36, shot a man in both legs because of a disagreement. He is headed back to prison, this time being rightfully convicted. With all that money he won, Jimenez should have gotten out of Chicago for good... for his own good!
A 6-year-old won the Arlington Park's main event on August 15. It is the first time that an Illinois-bred horse has won that race. The name of the horse?... The Pizza Man!