No bond for man charged with injuring children in Little Village

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Bond was denied for one of two men accused of injuring an infant and a toddler Monday by throwing a fire hydrant cap and other objects at a vehicle on the Southwest Side.

Jonathan Gonzalez, 18; and Luis Olvera, 20, were charged with two felony counts each of aggravated battery to a child, police said in a statement. Gonzalez is also charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal damage to property, while Olvera faces a count of reckless conduct, also a misdemeanor.

About 12:20 p.m. Monday, the men were yelling gang slogans in the 2600 block of South Kedzie and throwing objects — including a fire hydrant cap — at a vehicle, police said.

A 4-year-old and 8-month-old sitting inside the vehicle were hurt after the objects broke through a window, police said. They suffered minor injuries.

Gonzalez, of the 2400 block of South Sawyer; and Olvera, of the 2400 block of South Troy, were later identified by the vehicle’s owner.

Gonzalez was ordered held without bond, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. Olvera’s bond was set at $500,000.

Both are scheduled to appear in court again Monday.

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