Rename 42nd Wed, 03 Aug 2022 16:07:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Rename 42nd 32 32 Highland Park Parade attack suspect set to return to court | Chicago News Wed, 03 Aug 2022 13:27:14 +0000

FBI investigators examine the scene in downtown Highland Park on July 5, 2022, a day after a mass shooting during the July 4 parade. (WTTW News)

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The man accused of opening fire at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago is due back in court Wednesday, a week after prosecutors announced that he faced 117 charges in the attack that killed seven people and injured dozens more. .

Robert E. Crimo III is scheduled to appear in Lake County Circuit Court on Wednesday to formally argue the charges — 21 counts of first-degree murder, 48 counts of attempted murder and 48 counts of aggravated battery representing those killed and injured during the 4th of July Parade in Highland Park.

In late July, Lake County prosecutors announced that a grand jury had indicted Crimo on the charges. They had previously filed seven murder charges against the 21-year-old in the days following the shooting.

The multiple first-degree murder charges allege that Crimo intended to kill, caused death or grievous bodily harm, and acted with a high likelihood of causing death or grievous bodily harm to the seven deceased persons.

A representative from the county’s Office of Public Defenders, which represents Crimo, said the office does not publicly comment on any cases.

Prosecutors said Crimo admitted to shooting once police arrested him after an hour-long search for the shooter who opened fire from the rooftop of a building along the parade route.

Authorities said the injured ranged in age from 8 to 80, including an 8-year-old boy who was paralyzed from the waist down when the shooting severed his spine.

Local road tax demand in Livonia receives strong support from voters Wed, 03 Aug 2022 10:51:19 +0000

Voters in Livonia have overwhelmingly backed a local road tax that will fund projects on the city quarter and main roads for the next 10 years.

According to unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary election, 20,072 people voted in favor of the mileage and 5,094 people voted against. All election results are unofficial until certified by the Wayne County Board of Canvassers.

The tax replaces an expiring road mile adopted by voters in 2012 and would force residents to pay slightly more than they already do – the current mileage rate is 0.8773 while the new one is 0.89 – for local roads. A mill costs $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value on a property.

The current mileage generates approximately $3,552,000 annually.

This year, the mileage is helping pay for neighborhood improvements and is expected to pay for work on some major city-controlled roads like Gill Road, West Chicago Street and St. Francis Street in future years.

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Voters voted August 2, 2022 at Riley Upper Elementary School in Livonia.

Garden City, Redford Primary Election Results

In Garden City, voters passed a five-year, $15 million bond to improve city streets. On average, property taxpayers can expect to pay 4.7746 mills per year. Unofficial results show that 3,399 people voted for the proposal and 1,855 people voted against.

Voters in the Garden City Public Schools District also approved an operating mile of 19.1786 for local schools. The mileage will be levied between 2024 and 2028 and replaces a tax expiring in 2023. 3,236 people voted for the tax and 1,754 people voted against.