January 24, 2021

Joliet Woman Wins Chicago White Sox Car In Charity Raffle

JOLIET, IL —For thousands of Chicago White Sox fans, the team’s first trip to the American League playoffs in 12 years was a memorable one and brought lots of pride. Now, one Joliet resident will displaying her Chicago White Sox pride as she cruises around the City of Champions for the next several years.

On Monday, the Chicago White Sox public relations department notified Joliet Patch that Sherrie Janovsky is the winner of the 2020 Chicago White Sox Charities Car Raffle, presented by Mazda of Orland Park.

“Janovsky will be cruising around Joliet in a unique, fan-designed White Sox-themed Mazda CX-30, and we’re hopeful she’ll drive the new wheels to 35th and Shields sometime soon to celebrate the 2021 season,” the White Sox announced.

Janovsky will be presented with her new car at a ceremony later this week at the Mazda of Orland Park.

“I am thrilled to have

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Chicago man, 27, killed in car crash on I-57 in Posen as he attempted to change lanes

A 27-year-old man from Chicago died following a car crash early Monday on Interstate 57 in Posen, according to Illinois State Police.

The crash happened about 3:40 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-57 near 147th Street and involved a car and a semitractor-trailer, according to a news release from state police. The driver was the only occupant in each vehicle, officials said.

Both vehicles were traveling north in the middle lane of I-57 when the passenger car, a 2017 gray Chevrolet Malibu, began to switch lanes but clipped the rear of the semitractor-trailer, the news release said. The Malibu then hit the left wall barrier.

State police said the 27-year-old male driver of the Malibu was pronounced dead at the crash site. His name had not been released Monday morning.

The driver of the semitractor-trailer was a 46-year-old man from Georgia who was not injured, state police said.

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Walser Automotive Expands with Chicago Nissan Acquisition

Minnesota-based Walser Automotive Group is entering into the Chicagoland region with the acquisition of Continental Nissan in Countryside, IL.

Walser Automotive Group, a Minneapolis-area based dealer group, has announced it will buy Continental Nissan of Countryside, Illinois. The single-point purchase, which closed October 1, will mark Walser Automotive Group’s entrance into the Chicagoland market. The store will transition to the name of Countryside Nissan.

“Continental Nissan and the Continental Automotive Group have a longstanding history in the greater Chicago area. Their commitment to serving their employees, customers, and the community reflect our values and the way that Walser does business,” said Walser Automotive Group CEO Andrew Walser. “We are thrilled to carry on that legacy of success.”

The purchase is Walser Automotive Group’s second acquisition this year, buying into the newly formed Hello Auto Group in May, a three-rooftop dealer group based in Santa Clarita, CA.

“This year has been

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Disorderly conduct charges dropped against woman who said Chicago police dragged her from car and placed a knee on her neck

Disorderly conduct charges have been dropped against a woman who said Chicago police officers pulled her from a car by her hair and placed a knee on her neck in May.

a group of people around each other: Mia Wright, 25, who was pulled from a car by Chicago police at Brickyard Mall, talks with family and supporters after speaking to media in the parking lot of the Brickyard Mall in Chicago on June 4, 2020.

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Mia Wright, 25, who was pulled from a car by Chicago police at Brickyard Mall, talks with family and supporters after speaking to media in the parking lot of the Brickyard Mall in Chicago on June 4, 2020.

The incident — caught on video — happened at Brickyard Mall at 2600 N. Narragansett Ave. during days of unrest following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, who died after an officer placed his knee on Floyd’s neck.

Police said they were responding to reports of looting at the mall when they came across a car containing Mia Wright and others. Officers said they suspected the people in the car were “assembled

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City of Chicago drops charge against Mia Wright after violent arrest outside Brickyard Mall

A misdemeanor charge has been dropped against a woman who says she was left partially blind earlier this year when Chicago police officers smashed through a car’s windows to drag her out by the hair in a video-recorded encounter outside the Brickyard Mall.

City officials moved to dismiss the disorderly conduct charge against Mia Wright on Monday, records show, nearly four months after the violent May 31 arrest.

Representatives for the city’s legal and police departments declined to comment on the decision — and they didn’t offer an explanation to Wright, either, according to her lawyer.

“I think this one speaks for itself,” attorney Nenye Uche said Tuesday alongside Wright. “Watching the video, assessing and evaluating the entire circumstance — it’s obvious that it’s baseless.”

Bystanders recorded as police used batons to smash the windows of Wright’s cousin’s car outside the Northwest Side mall. An officer grabbed Wright’s hair, which

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