Business owner Christy Webber, a prominent donor to, and activist in, local LGBTQ and other causes and campaigns, is facing a number of criminal charges following a traffic accident and altercation last month.
Webber, owner of Christy Webber Landscapes and Christy Webber Farm & Garden, was arrested May 23 at about 2:56 p.m. following a car accident at 614 N. Trumbull Ave., according to Chicago Police. The location is a few blocks from her West Side-based landscaping company.
Webber, 60, allegedly produced a firearm and pointed it at a 45-year-old female with whom Webber had been involved in a traffic accident. Webber allegedly was under the influence of a controlled substance that afternoon, police said.
Webber was charged with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance; one misdemeanor count of carrying a firearm while under the influence; and a misdemeanor count of aggravated assault and use of a deadly weapon. She was additionally cited for driving under the influence of a drug and striking an unattended vehicle. Webber was released from custody the following morning.
Webber's next court date is July 12, according to Tandra Simonton, a spokesperson for Office of the Cook County State's Attorney. Webber declined to comment for this story.