Weekend Brawl at the Waverton Hotel Results in Three Arrests

Two people were taken to the hospital for their injuries.

A weekend brawl at the Waverton Hotel, 624 N. York, resulted in the arrest of three people, Elmhurst police said.

Police from multiple jurisdictions responded to a fight involving 20 to 25 people that erupted in the bar area of the hotel and waterpark at 12:31 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. When they arrived, they found a victim "bleeding profusely from a cut on the face," according to a police report.

Arrested were Tieasha Parker, 30, 15215 S. Wood, Harvey; Shakara Taylor, 20, 5900 W. Walter, Chicago; and Shannell Thomas, 34, 3823 Euclid, East Chicago, Ind. All three were charged with disorderly conduct, causing/provoking a brawl.

Both the victim and Thomas were taken to the hospital, and all three offenders were released on bond.


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Jim Court February 27, 2013 at 02:53 AM
This is true. When I started singing people stampeded out the door. Chaos ensued. I should have listened to my grandmother. "You have a good voice for cooling soup". I had to lip sync to Mitch Miller.
Steve February 27, 2013 at 04:28 AM
Jim this is true but it is always mentioned in a derogatory light. Anyone who makes those comments seem to ignore the fact that Elmhurst would have no funds with bare bone services without the "north side" of Elmhurst.
Kelly F February 27, 2013 at 02:31 PM
Nothing but bad happens there it is time for it to go! Either that or force them to have 2 off duty cops as security on the weekends. Mandatory!!
Jim Court February 27, 2013 at 04:24 PM
Steve, I tend to agree with you. To a degree, the barrier created by 290 results in a perceived separation. Elmhurst has long had distinct and unique areas that are associated with different demographics. One size does not fit all. The North Elmhurst contributes greatly to our community with all of the businesses and commercial properties. There is a certain snobbishness typical of many communities. I do believe it is the best interest of Elmhurst to strive for a gentrification that will bring in larger tax dollars and benefit the community. I also do not believe that the city has really aggressively addressed to need for improved efficiencies as well as they could. For example, staging of public works operations and equipment on the north side which would create much savings in travel time, man hours, fuel expenses, etc. Must they return to the south side garage constantly? Totally inefficient and a waste of time and money. Not everyone in town needs a large home or desires to pay large property taxes. Maybe a real green initiative would be to tear old and dated homes and replace them with energy efficient homes that might offer universal design principles. Architectural uniqueness should be a goal has advocated by Alderman Bram. Where is my cup of coffee?
Jim Court February 27, 2013 at 04:32 PM
Any large business establishment that caters to many, has alcohol served, is readily accessible via expressways, is going to have its share of problems. I believe the hotel made a mistake when it developed the water park, no matter how well intended. The way the building is designed caused to much interplay between the children and their families and the playful and casual nature of the water park and the professionalism and decorum that business people would prefer. If every business that had it share of problems (primarily bars) had to "go away" we would lose many tax dollars and businesses. I do agree that some form of security would be desirable.


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