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Pair Charged in Baseball Bat Beating of Bartender

Michael Davis, 44, was attacked on his way home from Poitin Still in June

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    Tremaine Gallimore (L) and Anthony Rudon

    Two Chicago men have been charged in connection with a June ambush attack on a Rogers Park bartender.

    Anthony Rudon, 50, and Tremaine Gallimore, 21, both of the 7600 block of North Sheridan Road, were charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery for the beating of Michael Davis. Cook County Judge James Brown ordered both men held on $750,000 bail each.

    Davis, 44, was attacked with a knife and baseball bat after leaving Poitin Still, at 1502 W. Jarvis Ave., on June 17 after witnesses said he tried to break up a verbal fight inside the bar. Police said he was attacked about a block away from the establishment, on the 1400 block of West Jarvis, as he walked home.

    Doctors said in June that Davis would survive but would need reconstructive surgery and therapy to combat possible brain damage.

    Davis' niece, Alicia Webb, told NBC Chicago that her uncle continues to improve but is still not in a position to speak publicly.

    "[He] is speaking and going through physical, occupational, and speech therapy on a daily basis," she wrote in a statement touting a fundraising event for the Michael Davis Life Fund.

    A donation repository established to help with Davis' medical bills and continued care remained active Tuesday and had collected nearly $24,000.