Gage Park father beaten to death while hanging Christmas lights: report

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CHICAGO — A father of three was beaten to death while he was reportedly hanging Christmas lights in Gage Park.

Police said a man, identified by family members as Jose Eleazar Tellez, was beaten to death by two men in Saturday night.

The Chicago-Sun Times reported that Tellez was beaten as he stood outside hanging Christmas lights with his daughter.

Police said Tellez was outside in the 3500 block of West 58th Street around 6:30 p.m. when two unknown men approached with blunt objects. The men then began bludgeoning him before leaving the scene.

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First responders transported Tellez to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

A GoFundMe account started by family members has already raised over $44,000.

Police have announced no arrests in connection with the fatal beating. Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip at

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