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Kidnap Attempt In Chicago’s Albany Park Neighborhood

There was an alleged abduction attempt of a woman this morning (April 10, 2014) in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood.

According to Chicago Police, the kidnap attempt happened as the woman was walking at Ainsle and Karlov Avenues at approximately 9:20 a.m.  At that time, a man got out of the back of a van, walked up to the woman, and grabbed her, ripping her clothes in the process.  He attempted to pull her into the van while saying “Come in my car.”

The woman was able to escape from the man.

The alleged assailant is described as a white male, 160 lbs, and 45-55 years old.  He is 5’7″-5’8″ tall, with brown eyes, gray hair – with a portion dyed brown – and a trimmed mustache.

The van is described as an older white van with writing on one of its sides, with a ladder attached to its roof with yellow rope.

Those with information concerning the alleged assailant or van are asked to contact Chicago Police Area North detectives at (312) 744-8200.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the April 10, 2014 article titled “Police:  Man tried pulling woman in to van in Albany Park” as well as the article titled “Albany Park attempted kidnapping prompts community alert.”

Attempted Abduction Of Woman In Chicago’s Brighton Park Neighborhood

There was an attempt to abduct a 23-year-old woman in Chicago’s Brighton Park neighborhood on Wednesday night (November 6, 2013.)

The alleged abduction attempt happened as the woman was walking alone in the 2500 block of West 42nd Street at approximately 6:30 p.m.   A man driving a pickup truck stopped and attempted to drag her into the truck.  The woman was able to break free of his hold, at which point the man drove off in the truck.

The alleged assailant is described by Chicago Police as Hispanic, with a dark complexion; in his mid-40s; and having a dark mustache.  During the attack, the man wore a black “skull cap,” a dark “mechanic-style” coat, dirty light-blue jeans, and beige work boots having spots of white paint.

Those with information concerning the abduction attempt or the alleged assailant are asked to call Chicago Police detectives at 312-747-8380.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the November 7, 2013 article titled “Woman, 23, Escapes Abduction Attempt in Brighton Park, Police Say” as well as the November 7 CBS Chicago article titled “Suspect Tries To Abduct Woman In Brighton Park:  Police.

Woman Jogger Sexually Assaulted In Chicago’s Rainbow Beach Park

There was an alleged sexual assault of a woman who was jogging in Rainbow Beach Park on Saturday afternoon (September 28, 2013.)

The woman, said to be 24 years old, was jogging along the bike trail.  According to Chicago Police,  at approximately 12:15 p.m., as the woman was near the 7800 block of South South Shore Drive , a man approached her from behind, knocked her to the ground and sexually assaulted her.

According to Chicago Police, the suspect is described as a 30-year-old black male, 6’0″-6’5″, with shoulder-length “dreadlocks.”  He has a medium complexion.  At the time of the sexual assault, he was wearing a red baseball cap, black t-shirt and blue jeans.

Those with information concerning this Chicago sexual assault are asked to call Chicago Police Detectives at (312) 747-8271.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the October 2 article titled “Jogger Sexually Assaulted at Rainbow Beach Park, Police Say” as well as the article of October 1 titled “Woman sexually assaulted in Rainbow Beach Park.”

Are You Unsatisfied With How Your Illinois Personal Injury Case Was Handled?

Do you feel that your lawyer mishandled your Illinois personal injury case? If so, you may be able to pursue legal action against their law firm for legal malpractice.

Legal malpractice can take many forms…in general terms, it can be defined as negligent legal error, breach of contract, or breach of fiduciary duty by a lawyer or law firm.

If you or a family member are concerned your case may have been mishandled, or that the money that you received for your case was inadequate – please contact our law offices immediately.

Lawyers are supposed to represent their client’s interests. However, there are many ways in which a lawyer can fall short of fulfilling their duties. Unfortunately, their clients often pay for these shortcomings, carelessness, or negligence.

If you believe that you may have been the victim of legal malpractice, call the Elman Law Group at 773-392-8182 to immediately talk to a distinguished trial lawyer. This consultation is provided free of charge.

More information concerning personal injury legal malpractice can be seen at the Elman Law Group’s Chicago Legal Malpractice Trial Lawyer website (

Elman Law Group Wins $746,000 Jury Verdict In Rotator Cuff Injury Case

Anthony R. Elman of Elman Law Group, LLC has successfully achieved a $746,000 gross jury verdict on a rotator cuff injury (less 20% for comparative negligence) after a week-long trial involving a slip & fall lawsuit filed on behalf of a 76-year-old woman. The case, Geneva Lewis vs. Pierre’s, was tried in Chicago (Cook County) Illinois.

Elman Law Group took the case to trial after there was no settlement offer from the in-house insurance defense law firm of Maisel and Associates of Traveler’s Insurance Co.

The case involved a 76-year-old plaintiff (Geneva Lewis) who, on February 25, 2009, suffered a rotator cuff tear injury that was caused by a fall allegedly because of a wet floor in Pierre’s Bakery (the defendant) in Blue Island, Illinois. The plaintiff had arthroscopic surgery about year and a half after the accident.

Defendant argued that the floor was completely dry and that there were warning signs present throughout the bakery floor from two hours earlier when the floor was last mopped. Defendant employees also testified that the floor was inspected after the accident and it was dry. Defense further contended that the 76-year-old plaintiff’s injury to her right shoulder was caused by degenerative arthritis due to her old age.

Plaintiff’s medical bills were $85,000. Anthony Elman’s last settlement demand was $250,000, and he requested $1,500,000 from the jury in closing arguments at the jury trial.  The trial occurred from June 17 – June 20, with Judge Michael Panter.