47th Ward Dem President Charged With Battery

CHICAGO (STMW) – The president of the 47th Ward Democratic Organization was arrested and charged Saturday morning with misdemeanor battery for allegedly striking a man in a bar on election night in February.

William Helm, of the 4700 block of North Lincoln Avenue, was arrested at 10:25 a.m. in the 4200 block of North Western Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Michael Fitzpatrick said.

The 47th ward office of Ald. Eugene Schulter is located at 4237 N. Lincoln Avenue, according to an online search. Helm is the president of the ward’s Democratic organization, according to various media reports.

The victim told police that Helm allegedly struck him on the left side of the face with a closed fist about midnight on Feb. 23 in a bar in the 4300 block of North Western Avenue. Two other offenders allegedly punched and kicked the victim. Bar patrons broke up the fight and the offenders fled the scene.

On Feb. 22, mayoral and aldermanic elections were held in Chicago. The Celtic Crown Public House is located at 4301 N. Western Ave., according to an online search.

Helm is scheduled to appear April 20 in court.

© Sun-Times Media Wire Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • Zarathrusta

    Too bad he didn’t use all that energy working the precincts.

  • fareness

    Lets not for get William Helms has a history of DUI and has heart a lot of good hard
    working men and women in the Forest Preserve. He has blocked promotions for these men and women to hire people that work in his organization that has no experiences in the field one in-particulate this Joe pereisy I may have spelled his last name wrong.He is working in the heavy equipment department in May Wood for quiet a wile with a bad back so he climes he has bin on restricted duty because there is no lite duty odd ha. In the mien time he is getting payed a lots of money and walking around bragging about it. William Helms bin trying to build his own dynasty in the Forest Preserve. I hope his little followers go down with him. Thank you from the men and women that put a lot of time and effort in the Forest Preserve for our friends and family to enjoy.

  • Nark

    There is a lot of people that are under William Helm working at the Forest Preserve that needs to be investigated time to clean house. One thing get rid of Community
    Workers, Adult Probation, and Federal yes Federal we are not cops hire more full timers.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Weather Reports Delivered To You!SIGN UP NOW: Get daily weather reports every morning from meteorologist Steve Baskerville!
CBS Sports Radio RoundupGet your latest sports talk from across the country.

Listen Live