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No Bail For Man Charged With Killing Ex In Front Of Her Kids

Mason, of the 8600 block of South Kingston, was charged with first-degree murder Wednesday night in the death of Mechelle Lewis.

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Lewis, 28, was shot to death about 9:50 p.m. Tuesday as she sat in a parked minivan with her children in the 7200 block of South Bennett Avenue, authorities said. Mason took the children — an 8-year-old girl and 5-year-old boy — and drove away in a sedan, authorities said.

He drove to the Grand Crossing District police station at 7040 S. Cottage Grove Ave., where he was taken into police custody.

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Man charged with killing ex-girlfriend in front of her kids on South Side

Late Wednesday said Myron Mason, 33, of the 8600 block of South Kingston, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mechelle Lewis, his ex-girlfriend.

“It's just very sad. I feel for those kids,” said Lowry, pastor of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 8000 S. Jeffery Blvd.

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Lewis, 28, was shot to death about 9:50 p.m. Tuesday as she sat in a parked minivan with her children in the 7200 block of South Bennett, authorities said. Mason took the children — an 8-year-old girl and 5-year-old boy — and drove away in a sedan, authorities said.

He drove to the Grand Crossing District police station at 7040 S. Cottage Grove Ave., where he was taken into police custody.

Lewis had been a manager at a McDonald's restaurant near 47th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue for years. Employees said Lewis was a cheerful person. They plan to hold a prayer vigil for Lewis.

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Ex-boyfriend charged with killing woman in front of her children

Myron Mason, 33, of the 8600 block of South Kingston Avenue was charged with first-degree murder and is expected in bond court on Thursday, according to police.

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According to police, Mason fatally shot Mechelle Lewis, 28, who was sitting in a van with her 8-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son near her home in the 7200 block of South Bennett Avenue when her ex-boyfriend walked up and fired around 9:50 p.m. Tuesday,  police said.

After the shooting, Mason opened the door to the van and took the children before driving to the Grand Crossing Chicago police district at 7040 S. Cottage Grove where he turned himself over to police, officials said.

Lewis had worked as a manager at a McDonald's at 47th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue.

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Monochromes: Our Lady of Guadalupe and Chicago's Early Mexican Settlements

[The first Mexican church in Chicago, Our Lady of Gaudalupe, was founded in South Chicago in 1924 inside a former army barrack at 9024 South Mackinaw Avenue. Courtesy Southeast Chicago Historical Society.]

An early centerpiece of the neighborhood was Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, first established in 1924 and led by Friar William Kane, then rebuilt at its current location in 1928 at 3200 East 91st Street.

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