3 in custody after rocks thrown at Ald. Cardenas' home on West Side

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Three people were taken into custody Saturday after a protest in which people threw rocks and other objects at the South Lawndale home of Ald. George Cardenas (12th), according to the West Side alderman and the police.

Cardenas said Saturday night that the protesters were walking down 26th Street in Little Village and decided to walk toward his house, though he doesn’t know why, and started throwing things at his home, the Sun-Times is reporting.

Cardenas said he was having dinner with a friend at Gilt Bar on Kinzie Street in River North but that his two daughters and his ex-wife were home.

“My family was startled and scared,” Cardenas said. “That’s not cool. That’s not acceptable. I work very hard to maintain law and order. I am not sure why I was picked.

“Once you start throwing objects, that crosses the line,” he said.

He said there wasn’t any major damage to the home, just debris near the windows and objects on the sidewalk.

The protesters were at 21st Street and South Marshall Boulevard when they were arrested, according to the police, who said charges were pending late Saturday.

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