Des Plaines man killed in accident

Full story: Daily Herald

A 44-year-old Des Plaines man, Courtney Lewis, was killed Tuesday when the van she was driving crashed into the rear of a truck stopped on Interstate 55 near Joliet, Illinois State Police said.
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june--sharon

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Sep 3, 2008
 
MY PRAYERS GOES OUT TO HIS WIFE AND FAMILY.JOHN MANY KNOW HIM AS WAS A RESPECTFUL AND HUMBLE MAN. MAY THE ANGELS WELCOME YOU HOME. THE JAMAICAN COMMUNITY HAS MISSED A TRUE BROTHER,YOU HAVE BROUGHT SO MUCH JOY TO US THROUGH YOUR PROMOTION. COURTNEY WE WILL MISS YOUR UNIQUE LAUGHTER,YOUR SMILE.....REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND.
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Sep 3, 2008
 
BIG JOHN...GOD NEEDED YOU FOR SOME PROMOTIONS UP THERE MORE THAN WE NEED YOU HERE...WE WILL MISS YOUR SMILE, YOUR LAUGHTER AND I WILL SURELY MISS THE JOKES! THE CHICAGO AND MIDWEST CARIBBEAN FAMILY HAS LOST A TRUE BROTHER AND A FRIEND!!!
REST IN PEACE BIG MAN AND EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE JUST GIMME A NUDGE FI MEK MI KNO SEH YUH A WATCH TINGS A GWAAN DOWN YAH!
Beverley Vernon

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Sep 5, 2008
 
It is such a sad time in the lives of the many persons with whom you came into contact. My memories of you goes all the way from Grammar school in Jamaica, I remembered the last time we spoke after church, and now you are no longer around. Go rest in peace, and God's speed. Sister Claudette be encouraged and stand fast upon the rock, he will sustain you in your time of need. Be bless until I see you and your daughter. Stay strong
Pat

Chicago, IL

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Sep 7, 2008
 
It is with deep regret I learned of this tragedy. Courtney was a wonderful human being, full of life and faced and overcome many difficulties. It is most unfortunate therefore for his life to be snuffed out by this unforseen event. He has been a true friend to me and very encouraging in how he conducted his life and took care of his family. I will truly miss him and pray that his family may find solace in this their time of need.
Sharon

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Sep 7, 2008
 
I knew Courtney for years as myself and his sister went to school and he was the most wonderful person you could ever know. Im so saddened by his death but heaven was missing an angel and God called for him. Rest in peace Big John and my your family find comfort that you are at peace.
Ona and Michael

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Sep 7, 2008
 
We send our deepest sympathy to his family. My husband knew him well I just gotten to know him these last two years. From what I seen from him he was a very nice guy. He was loved by everyone who knew him. John R.I.P.

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Shocked

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Sep 7, 2008
 

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ashley lewis wrote:
I am courtney lewis 18yr daughter. I don't remeber much of him. I have a teddy bear he gave to me when I was 2yrs. May he rest in peace. I love you daddy.
It's a shame that it took an occasion like this for you to come forward.
LEAVE THIS ALONE

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This is a comment for SHOCK and from Wauconda and FAMILY FRIEND from Aurora.
You awful, disgusting, and repulsive people. Where were you when Courtney was married Ashely’s mother for over 3yrs. Were you beneath the sheets with them!!!!!!!!!! HOW DARE YOU!!!!!!!!!!
For those of you who have questions – when you go to the funeral Saturday or the wake, do me a favor, go over to coffin and ask Courtney these questions:
When you were married to Ashely’s mother why did you regeister her in your name and why didn’t you do a DNA test. Let him tell you.
For others who wants to post comments. Who is beneath your sheet or even your other half sheet when you are not there?
MINE YOUR OWN BUSSINESS!!!!!!!!!! and
SHUT THE HELL UP!!!!!!!!!!
This is a time of mourning for the great lost of Courtney NOT A TIME FOR DNA TESTING.
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Sep 16, 2008
 

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YOu people have no heart. How can you be discussing such a personal matter like this over the internet. Courtney is gone. We should be a more compassionate to the family at a time like this. WHERE IS YOUR HEART?
Maybe we did not know Courtney 18 years ago , but you have no right to be discussing this and arguing back and forth like this. The 18 year old had no right to display this on the net. I strongly agree with you shut the hell up. His wife and daughter DO NOT DESERVE THIS. How would you people feel if the shoes were reversed. This is directed to- you leave it alone , you have the nerve to be getting upset with Shocked... Please!!!!!! if you know the facts KEEP THEM TO YOURSELF and let his wife and daughter mourn in peace. His daughter , yeah right why acknowledge yourself NOW ?????
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I agree with Shocked-2. You people are all are callous and foolish.
Hebrews 13-2

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Its funny how we thought John was promoting parties to entertain us, but yet he was really the Angel being entertained.
ashley lewis

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I apologize for the misunderstanding I didn't mean to stir up any trouble I never knew posting a comment about MY FATHER could ever be so wrong. I don't have to ask anyone to accept me because I know the truth and God knows the truth and that's all that matters. U people r just ignorant and don't have a clue of what u r talking about so I am through. But just remeber I just live in this world I didn't make it. So shit happens.

ashley lewis

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Shocked -2 wrote:
YOu people have no heart. How can you be discussing such a personal matter like this over the internet. Courtney is gone. We should be a more compassionate to the family at a time like this. WHERE IS YOUR HEART?
Maybe we did not know Courtney 18 years ago , but you have no right to be discussing this and arguing back and forth like this. The 18 year old had no right to display this on the net. I strongly agree with you shut the hell up. His wife and daughter DO NOT DESERVE THIS. How would you people feel if the shoes were reversed. This is directed to- you leave it alone , you have the nerve to be getting upset with Shocked... Please!!!!!! if you know the facts KEEP THEM TO YOURSELF and let his wife and daughter mourn in peace. His daughter , yeah right why acknowledge yourself NOW ?????
Let me tell u something, if I would have known about any other website before the accident where as I could have posted a comment then I would have. He is my father.... our father not yours and I can tell him I love him as much as I want and u can't stop me. If I can't express my feelings then u shut the hell up because no one can. And if u ask me I believe I have more right than u do because blood is thicker than water.
ashley lewis

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Maybe I was misinterpreted I never tried to say anything bad about my father. That was never my intentions. I have only heard good things about my father and I love him dearly always have and always will. U people just always want to hear and see neagtive. And this is where it ends

God Bless!!!!!
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ashley lewis wrote:
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I have been in school working...u know tryin to become someting of myself. I thought that's what all teenagers did?
The fact still remains that you chose this particular time to come out with this.EVERYONE knew of him having one daughter. EVERYONE!!!!!!! so what does that really say. Maybe you really are who knows, but he claimed only ONE, maybe you should ask your mother why is that??????????
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It's enough already. Ashley, there are other ways stop this and let you dad rest in peace. All the rest of you out there who thought he was so wonderful let me tell you something-he was sleeping with his friends daughter who is only a few years older than Ashley. Yes that's right-Rochelle the daughter of Saggi. So please don't be shocked, men are men and they do what they do.
She was at the wake bawling over the casket wearing his face on a t-shirt with his wife and family present. My point is don't be shocked he lived in the streets and like Ashley said "shit happens". You canot dishorour a man who had no honour.
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ashley lewis wrote:
Maybe I was misinterpreted I never tried to say anything bad about my father. That was never my intentions. I have only heard good things about my father and I love him dearly always have and always will. U people just always want to hear and see neagtive. And this is where it ends
God Bless!!!!!
Ashley, these people are just being cruel, and think they are the only ones who have the right to mourn for your father. I lost my father earlier this year, and I keep his memory close to my heart. Hug your Teddy Bear, love you father for the wonderful man he is, and leave these people to their hate. They don't deserve a response.
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no the fact still remains that u r ignorant. this young lady "courtney's daughter" deserve the same rights and respect as the rest of the family. do u think he would be happy with the way u r treating his family. no? i didnt think so. leave this girl alone she is only 18yrs. old and is devastated because of ur ignorance all she was doing is paying her last respects like the rest of us. i dont think it is wrong at all. so mind ur damn business. and if i knew who u were i would personally beat ur ass myself. KNOW THAT!!!
Beat my ass really.. well why don't you take a plane to jamaica that's if you even have documents to travel with and TRY AND BEAT MY ASS THEN!!!!! Tell that little girl that posting a comment on the internet is not the PROPER WAY TO PAY RESPECT to her so called father.
mi kmow seh mi fass

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no the fact still remains that u r ignorant. this young lady "courtney's daughter" deserve the same rights and respect as the rest of the family. do u think he would be happy with the way u r treating his family. no? i didnt think so. leave this girl alone she is only 18yrs. old and is devastated because of ur ignorance all she was doing is paying her last respects like the rest of us. i dont think it is wrong at all. so mind ur damn business. and if i knew who u were i would personally beat ur ass myself. KNOW THAT!!!
He did not acknowledge her, that is why everyone is so shocked. He has a daughter and two step sons that everyone knew about so why the secret with this child. It just leaves a bad taste in everyones mouth and she said herself that she has had no interaction with him all these years so where was the mother? John was not hiding so unless she knew that he wasn't his (rumor has it) then she should have come forward. He wasn't the best man but he would not have left her out there like that and a who tell har bout him anyway and why dem tell har now.
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Sep 26, 2008
 
please stop this wrote:
It's enough already. Ashley, there are other ways stop this and let you dad rest in peace. All the rest of you out there who thought he was so wonderful let me tell you something-he was sleeping with his friends daughter who is only a few years older than Ashley. Yes that's right-Rochelle the daughter of Saggi. So please don't be shocked, men are men and they do what they do.
She was at the wake bawling over the casket wearing his face on a t-shirt with his wife and family present. My point is don't be shocked he lived in the streets and like Ashley said "shit happens". You canot dishorour a man who had no honour.
I happen to know that he was an honorable man despite what this statement says. He wasn't perfect non of us are but he was honorable. He took care of his family (the ones that he was sure of), worked very hard and was just a joy to be around.

This young lady need to shut her mouth and stop talking about this so called affair. After all what do you have to show for it besides shame and disgrace. I wonder how your dad feels about this.

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