Services Set for Correctional Officer Killed in Hit-And-Run

Visitation services will be held Wednesday afternoon for Nikkii Bostic-Jones

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    Visitation services will be held Wednesday afternoon for the Cook County jail guard who died last week in a hit-and-run crash.

    Friends and family can mourn the loss of 38-year-old Nikkii Bostic-Jones from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Fountain Jordan Shepard funeral home, 418 S. Cicero Ave.

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    Funeral services for the wife and mother will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at United Baptist Church, 4242 W. Roosevelt Road. Bostic-Jones will lie in state an hour before the funeral and will be buried immediately following the service.

    The correctional officer was hit by a van Wednesday night while crossing the street near 29th and California on her way to work at the Cook County Jail.

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    Juan Bello, 57, faces charges of reckless homicide, leaving the scene of an accident involving death, failure to yield to a pedestrian, driving too fast for conditions, and driving on a revoked license.

    Bail was set at $3 million Saturday for Bello, who lives near the Cook County Jail complex in the Little Village neighborhood.

    According to records, Juan Bello received court supervision in 2002 for a DUI from LaSalle County. Bello was arrested in September of 2009 for a DUI in Iowa.