Creating a dramatic ending for an important meeting of the 47th Ward Democratic organization, the organization President, William Helm, was arrested Saturday morning on charges of misdemeanor battery, related to an alleged assault on February 22, Election Night.
At 10:25 a.m., Chicago Police Officers from the 19th District Tactical Unit arrived. Police arrested and handcuffed Helm, and he was transported to the 19th District station for processing.
According to a signed complaint from the victim completed on February 24 at Swedish Covenant Hospital, the victim was at at a tavern on 4300 N. Western Ave. when Helm and two other men allegedly attacked him. According to the complaint, Helm allegedly struck the victim on the left side of his face with a closed fist.