Sunday, December 23, 2012
Reginald Taylor, 47, of Chicago has pleaded not guilty to felony charges in two separate armed robbery cases and was given a $500,000 bond.
A Chicago man charged with robbing at least two area Radio Shack stores has pleaded not guilty. Reginald Taylor, 47, was apprehended in Oak Lawn after holding police at bay with a handgun was charged with robbing the Frankfort Radio Shack. He had already faced robbery charges in connection with a Nov. 7 stickup at the Radio Shack on Harlem Avenue in Palos Heights. Taylor has two cases with several felony charges, including armed robbery, being an armed habitual criminal possession/use of a weapon by a felon, aggravated robbery and aggravated unlawful restraint. Cook County Judge John J. Hynes issued a $500,000 bond in the new cases when Taylor appeared in court on Thursday, Dec. 19. Taylor's most recent arrest was in violation of parole…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The same Chicago man allegedly robbed two different Radio Shacks in a week before holding police at bay during an hour-long standoff.
An ex-con apprehended in Oak Lawn after holding police at bay with a handgun was charged with robbing the Frankfort Radio Shack. Reginald Taylor, 47, of 7121 S. Harvard Ave. in Chicago already faced robbery charges in connection with a Nov. 7 stickup at the Radio Shack on Harlem Avenue in Palos Heights. In that robbery, Taylor allegedly waited for customers to leave the Palos Heights Radio Shack and locked the store's front door. He then reportedly brandished a handgun, demanded cash and absconded with what employees gave up. Taylor headed from Palos Heights to Oak Lawn, where he went into another Radio Shack, police said. An employee of that store recognized Taylor and somebody called the cops. Taylor fled but officers cornered him in the…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Reginald Taylor, 47, faces additional charges for his role in the armed robbery of a Palos Heights Radio Shack store following Wednesday's standoff with Oak Lawn police, authorities said. More charges may be forthcoming from a Frankfort armed robbery.
A Chicago man charged in a standoff with Oak Lawn police is now accused of robbing the Palos Heights Radio Shack at gunpoint. Armed robbery charges were brought against Reginald Taylor, 47, of the 7100 block of South Harvard, in Chicago. Palos Heights police said Taylor drew a gun on employees on Nov. 7 inside the Harlem Avenue Radio Shack store. The Cook County States Attorney’s Office approved the charge on Friday. Two Radio Shack employees who were in the store when it was robbed picked Taylor out of a police lineup at the Oak Lawn police station on Thursday, police authorities said Taylor waited for customers to leave the Palos Heights store before locking the store's front door, police said. He pulled out a handgun, demanded money and…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Witnesses identify suspect from Frankfort and Palos Heights store robberies in police lineup at Oak Lawn police station where suspect was nabbed Wednesday after standoff, cops say.
A man suspected in several Southland Radio Shack armed robberies and who allegedly held Oak Lawn police at a bay with a gun was charged on Thursday with one count of a felon in possession of a firearm. Reginald Taylor, 47, of Chicago, is accused of barricading himself in residential stairwell armed with a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun and threatening police. Oak Lawn police said that Taylor hid there after fleeing officers when an employee of the Radio Shack store in at 4819 W. 95th St. called to report a suspicious person. Taylor was placed in a lineup at the Oak Lawn police station where employees from other Radio Shack stores in Frankfort and Palos Heights were brought to see if he was the man who robbed their stores on Nov. 1 and …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
A man suspected of robbing a Palos Heights Radio Shack store was taken into custody on Wednesday after he held officers at bay in Oak Lawn, police said.
An armed man who is suspected of holding up Palos Heights electronics store gave himself up peacefully to police after an hour-long standoff in Oak Lawn, cops said. The drama unfolded in Oak Lawn at approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday when dozens of cops and other law enforcement agencies swarmed a quiet neighborhood near 96th Street and LaCross Avenue, looking for a male black in his forties wearing a gray hoodie. Division Chief Michael Kaufmann, of the Oak Lawn Police Department, said in recent weeks that a string of Radio Shack stores were robbed in the south suburbs. Police had given information to the Oak Lawn Radio Shack last week, when a man matching the robbery suspect’s description walked into the store at 4819 W. 95th St. on Wednesday…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Radio Shack returns after old store was gutted by fire in November 2010. Little Company of Mary Hospital offers preview of new urgent care center and more in Business Comings & Goings.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Radio Shack plans to reopen in downtown Oak Lawn in the first week of August after being closed for more than 18 months since it was knocked out of action by a horrendous fire on Nov. 17, 2010. “It was always our intention to rebuild and get that store open again,” said Radio Shack south suburban district manager Reggie Weekly. Subscribe to the Oak Lawn Patch Newsletter and breaking news alerts. Weekly said the retailer is shooting for an opening date of Aug. 4. He said the company is planning some grand opening events. “It’s going to be a good location again,” said Weekly. “We had a lot of loyal customers at that store. I think a lot of residents will be happy to see us return.” The store at 4819 W. 95th St. suffered serious smoke and …
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Firefighters from 20 area fire departments battled an extra-alarm blaze that gutted the popular Eva's Bridal Shop and heavily damaged four other businesses on 95th Street in Oak Lawn.
OAK LAWN—A partially melted mannequin in a smoke-blackened wedding gown was about all that remained after an extra-alarm fire swept through a bridal shop and four other stores in the 4800 block of West 95th Street on Wednesday afternoon. The first call of trouble at Eva's Bridal Shop at 4811 W. 95th St. came in at 2:51 p.m. By the time Oak Lawn firefighters rolled up three minutes later, smoke was billowing out from the front and back of the store. "It was pretty intense," Oak Lawn Fire Chief George Sheets said. "We had to call a second alarm. We had exhausted all of our resources so we called for additional help." Oak Lawn firefighters broke through plate glass windows at Eva's and adjacent stores, as mannequins in bridal gowns went up in…