Ald. Lopez re­ports 3rd at­tack against his prop­er­ties in Brighton Park

Chicago Sun-Times - - TOP NEWS - dstruett@sun­ | @dstru312 BY DAVID STRUETT, CST WIRE RE­PORTER

Ald. Ray Lopez (15th) on Thurs­day re­ported the third in­stance of van­dal­ism tar­get­ing his prop­er­ties in Brighton Park on the South­west Side.

The lat­est at­tack at his ward of­fice, 2736 W. 47th St., comes less than a month af­ter van­dals broke a win­dow of his home and torched a neigh­bor’s garage. His ward of­fice was first van­dal­ized July 19.

Chicago po­lice said some­one broke two win­dows about 5 a.m. Thurs­day and shat­tered the glass front door. A brick was found at the scene, but noth­ing in­side ap­peared to be stolen.

Lopez an­nounced the at­tack on Twit­ter, quot­ing Mayor Lori Light­foot on the need to pro­tect elected of­fi­cials from at­tacks, and then blasted her.

“You failed,” Lopez said. “The third at­tack in a month! Law­less­ness con­tin­ues in Chicago.”

Af­ter the at­tack on his home, Lopez blamed gang mem­bers, say­ing it stemmed from a con­fronta­tion he had with gang mem­bers hours ear­lier in the 4300 block of Fair­field Av­enue.

Po­lice said they don’t have a sus­pect de­scrip­tion in the lat­est at­tack.

Ald. Ray Lopez

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