A man has been charged in the hit-and-run death of a Cook County Correctional officer Friday.
Juan Bello, of the 2900 block of W. 25th Street, was charged with reckless homicide, leaving the scene of an accident involving a death, failure to yield to pedestrian, too fast for conditions, and driving on a revoked license.
The victim, Nikkii Bostic-Jones, 38, of Plainfield, was on her way to work when she was struck Wednesday night in the 2900 block of South California, just outside of Cook County Jail Complex in the Little Village neighborhood.
Thursday evening police obtained the possible make and model of the full-sized van responsible, along with a partial license plate. Using databases, they located a similar van nearby, owned by a man who lives near the jail.
Family, friends and co-workers gathered Friday morning for a vigil outside the Cook County Jail to mourn the loss of Bostic-Jones.
Bello is scheduled to appear in bond court on Saturday.