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Family of Olga Maria Calderon Wants Answers and Justice

September 16, 2020

Fatal Stabbing in Walgreens Could Have Been Prevented

CHICAGO, IL — Romanucci & Blandin, LLC is calling for justice in the stabbing death of Olga Maria Calderon who was killed while stocking shelves at the Walgreens at 1372 N. Milwaukee September 6, 2020. The 32-year-old mother of two from Humboldt Park was attacked on the job. Her family and community leaders are outraged, saying her death could have been prevented, but multiple warning signs were ignored.  Sources say the 18-year-old suspect in this case should have been on electronic monitoring by Cook County officials, but was not. Furthermore, he reportedly stole multiple weapons from a suburban gun store in May and police say he was responsible for an earlier robbery at the same Walgreens location.

“We are examining all events leading up to this tragedy and are considering every legal option in order to hold all responsible parties accountable,” said Attorney Frank A. Sommario, Partner at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC.

"Our family has been devastated by this tragedy which, from everything we know, seems like it could have been prevented. We need to make sure those who are responsible are brought to justice in Olga's name,” said Israel Alvarado, fiancé of Olga Maria Calderon.

Community crisis responder Andrew Holmes has been supporting the family through this tragedy, and asks that anyone wanting to discuss this case or any other please call the 1-800-U-TELL-US, 1-800-883-5587. All information will be confidential.

About Romanucci & Blandin, LLC

Romanucci & Blandin is a national trial practice committed to fighting for victims of negligence, abuse and wrongful death arising from police misconduct, corporate negligence, civil rights actions, medical malpractice, mass torts and class actions. The attorneys’ steadfast commitment to fighting for those seeking justice around the country has helped the firm obtain multiple verdicts and settlements in the millions of dollars. The Chicago-based personal injury lawyers are dedicated to providing victims who suffered injury as a result of another’s wrongdoing full and fair compensation in a diligent, professional, skilled and caring manner. The lawyers actively support their communities and provide advocacy at the national, state and local levels on issues that support the U.S. tort system. Founded in 1998, Romanucci & Blandin is widely recognized for representing plaintiffs in numerous practice areas including: personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, pharmaceutical, mass torts, civil rights, police misconduct, excessive force, aviation, product liability and premises liability.  For more information about Romanucci & Blandin, please visit or call (312) 458-1000.

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