Chicago alderman’s office vandalized again, 3rd attack against him within month


Chicago 15th Ward Alderman Raymond Lopez. (Photo courtesy WGN)

CHICAGO (News Nation/WGN) — The office of Chicago Alderman Raymond Lopez has been vandalized again, making this the third attack against the him within a month.

The incident happened around 4:52 a.m. Thursday at 47th and Washtenaw in the city’s Brighton Park neighborhood.

Police said officers responded to a report of a criminal damage to property. Upon arrival, officers found the alderman’s office had two broken windows and glass had been shattered on the front door. A brick was also found at the scene.

According to police, nothing was taken and no injuries were reported.

No one is in custody and no suspect description is available at this time. Detectives are investigating.

The 15th Ward alderman, once again, called out Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot in a tweet Thursday morning, saying, “You failed. The third attack in a month! Lawlessness continues in Chicago.”

This is the third act of vandalism against Ald. Lopez. On July 9, two bricks were thrown through Lopez’s home near 43rd and South Artesian, and his neighbor’s garage was set on fire. On July 19, the windows of his office were shattered with bricks.

Lopez believes both incidents were cases of gang intimidation.

This is a developing story.

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