3 charged in Lakeview assault of 77-year-old woman

Monday, January 11, 2016

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Three men accused of breaking into a Lakeview home and brutally beating the homeowner were charged Sunday night, police said.

Early Saturday, police said three men kicked in the back door of a home in the 3600-block of North Magnolia Avenue. Then, they assaulted a 77-year-old Joanne Signa, who is still hospitalized Sunday.

Eli R. Ruff, 18, Lilearl T. Taylor, 19, and Tracie J. Towbridge, 19, all of Chicago, face one count of felony home invasion with a dangerous weapon, two felony counts of burglary and one misdemeanor count of trespassing to a vehicle, police said.

The men are expected to appear in Bond Court on Monday.

A 77-year-old woman was injured during a burglary in the city's Lakeview neighborhood, police said.