Washington Park, IL Mayor Shot and Killed

A sad day for the people of Washington Park, IL as their mayor, John Thornton, has been murdered. Thornton was 52 years old. He had been the mayor of Washington Park for nearly five years. Investigators say Thornton was shot to death inside his car at about 5:40 in the morning at 47th and Caseyville Avenue in Washington Park. Washington Park Police initially told us that someone had flagged down Mayor Thornton asking him for money and that the mayor had let the person into his car. [Read More]