Bricks thrown through win­dow of Ald. Ray Lopez’s Brighton Park of­fice

Chicago Sun-Times - - TOP NEWS - BY LUKE WILUSZ, CST WIRE RE­PORTER lwilusz@sun­ | @lukewil­usz Con­tribut­ing: Fran Spiel­man

Two peo­ple threw bricks through the win­dow of Ald. Ray Lopez’s (15th) of­fice Sun­day in Brighton Park on the South­west Side.

They were seen throw­ing the bricks at 11:43 p.m. at the of­fice, 2736 W. 47th St., ac­cord­ing to Chicago po­lice.

The sus­pects ran, and no one was in cus­tody, po­lice said.

Lopez called out Mayor Lori Light­foot in a tweet about the in­ci­dent early Mon­day.

“When you, mayor, refuse to call out the ter­ror at­tacks on our com­mu­ni­ties, es­pe­cially on their elect­eds, crim­i­nals only feel more em­bold­ened to con­tinue their reign,” Lopez wrote. “Glass can be re­placed, peace of mind and se­cu­rity can­not. Your si­lence is de­stroy­ing this city!”

Light­foot on Mon­day said at­tacks on any elected of­fi­cial can’t be tol­er­ated and promised to pro­vide the re­sources needed to pro­tect Lopez’s home and ward of­fice.

The in­ci­dent comes more than a week af­ter some­one threw a brick into Lopez’s Brighton Park home and set fire to a neigh­bor’s garage on July 9.

Lopez told the Sun­Times he blamed gang mem­bers for that in­ci­dent.


The win­dows of Ald. Ray Lopez’s 15th Ward of­fice, 2736 W. 47th St., were boarded up on Mon­day af­ter two peo­ple threw bricks at the of­fice.

Ald. Ray Lopez

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