Jawaun Westbrook, of the 400 block of East Ohio Street, was charged Thursday with two felony counts of aggravated battery, police said. He was due to appear for a bond hearing Thursday afternoon.
Police said the women were walking on the Lakefront Path near lower Lake Shore Drive and Grand Avenue around 6:30 p.m., when a man attacked them with a hammer.
Police were warning people who use the Lakefront Trail in the Kenwood neighborhood to be cautious, after a string of robberies along the path.
Very strong winds from the north created high waves on on Lake Michigan on Tuesday, prompting the National Weather Service warn people to stay out of the lake and to be cautious on the Lakefront path and for a number of Chicago area beaches to close.
There’s growing concern on the Chicago Lakefront Trail, over a man who, runners say, has been punching women along the path.
A man was critically injured Monday morning when he was attacked by what police described as two pit bulls while jogging along the lakefront in Rainbow Beach Park.
It’s the day after Christmas, but it seems like someone forgot to tell Old Man Winter, because neither snow nor temperatures see to be falling. He must have hit the snooze button when winter officially started a few days ago, because the weather has been more like autumn.
More than six years after the city removed the Lake Shore Drive crosswalk between Buckingham Fountain and Queen’s Landing, officials are now restoring the traffic lights and pedestrian crossing.
Four youths have been charged with mugging a bicyclist on the Lakefront Path near 31st Street Wednesday night. The victim received 11 stitches to his head.