The family of Rachel Gilliam, a 25 year old woman who was killed by a hit and run driver on Chicago’s northside last week is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of her killer. According to witnesses, Rachel was struck and killed by the driver of a silver 4-door Lexus as she attempted to hail a cab in the 4300 block of North Lincoln Avenue at approximately 3:30 a.m. November 1st. Rachel had just finished her shift at Bowman’s Bar & Grill where she was a bartender. Her colleagues stated she was dressed as a bride in celebration of Halloween.
We first reported on this tragic accident on November 3, and are sad to report that Rachel’s killer remains at large. Members of the public are asked to call the Chicago P.D. Major Accident Investigative Unit at 312-745-4521 or private investigator Susan Carlson of Carlson Investigations, Inc. at 847-491-9182 with helpful information. “At this time, the vehicle which struck Rachel is believed to be a silver Lexus and was seen heading South on Lincoln Ave.,” Carlson said. “If someone knows something, we urge you to come forward so that the Gilliam family can have justice for their daughter.”
A fundraiser is being held Tuesday evening at Bowman’s Bar & Grill at 4356 N. Leavitt Street beginning at 7 p.m.