The girl was walking about 3 a.m. when someone in a black BMW drove up and fired shots.
A downtown parade or festival would help Chicago avoid sporadic, ad hoc celebrations citywide that jammed streets and caused all sorts of problems.
A man, 41, and the woman, 66, were in the 6400 block of South Albany Avenue when they were shot, police said. He died at a hospital. She is hospitalized in good condition.
Malik Bloxton, 26, was ordered held without bail during a hearing Wednesday by Judge Barbara Dawkins at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse.
Several up-and-coming businesses will take over a pair of vacant storefronts on a Southwest Side commercial strip for the next several months as the owners look for opportunities to grow.