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An officer heard a loud bang and began shooting at a man who was standing near a home on the South Side Thursday night, according to the Civilian Office of Police Accountability. No one was arrested or injured.
Officer Alberto Covarrubias shot and killed Michael Craig on Oct. 4, 2021. Craig called 911 to say that his wife was attacking him with a knife. Craig’s family was awarded an $8.75 million settlement by the city in December.
The settlement goes to the City Council for approval at Wednesday’s meeting. It would go to the children of Michael Craig, 61, who was shot and killed by police in 2021 after Craig called 911, saying his wife had “a knife on me, on the bed, on my throat.”
Four community leaders vie for City Council seats left open by the departures of longtime alderpersons Sawyer and Brookins.
Groups like Dion’s Chicago Dream and Trek World USA have been given grants from South Side Community Health Organization.
A red SUV going west on 87th Street ran a red light, struck two vehicles on Vincennes Avenue and struck a pole, Chicago police said. Three people are badly hurt.
A man was in a parking lot in the 8300 block of South Stewart Avenue when he was shot, police said. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The boy, 15, was walking on a sidewalk about 6:30 p.m. when he was shot in the chest. No one has been arrested.
Seven candidates in the 21st Ward are pushing alternatives to conventional policing, while in the nearby 18th Ward, only one candidate is challenging incumbent Ald. Derrick Curtis.
Police found the teen on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds about 7:20 p.m. in the 1100 block of West 77th Street.
A 35-year-old man was fatally shot 700 block of South Spaulding Avenue.
The boy is in serious condition at Comer Children’s Hospital after being struck in his arm and abdomen Monday afternoon in the 1000 block of West 82nd Street, police said.
Police say two people held a man up at gunpoint, took him to an ATM in Auburn Gresham and fled with his car and money.
In his first Sunday Mass since being reinstated, the Rev. Michael Pfleger ties unfounded sex abuse allegations to forces opposed to his activism.
Pfleger, 73, said he would return to lead Mass on Sunday. He has staunchly denied all claims of wrongdoing and was roundly supported by parishioners.
Shermann “Dilla” Thomas is one of 61 recipients to receive grants ranging from $12,000 to $5 million “to support neighborhood vitality,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced.
Ald. Jason Ervin (28th), chairman of the City Council’s Black Caucus, said the Save A Lot name that will be revived by stores operated by Yellow Banana has been seriously damaged by store closings.
The teens were standing with a man in front of a residence in the 7600 block of South Wolcott Avenue when they were attacked, police said.
A man was shot to death Friday night in an alley in Chicago Lawn. A man was killed and 3 wounded outside a River North nightclub.
Derrick Curtis shot himself in the wrist around noon Monday in the 8200 block of South Christiana Avenue, according to a Chicago police alert.
During Sunday Mass, parishioners wore shirts saying, ‘We stand with Father Pfleger.’ The popular priest denies the latest allegation — the fourth against him.
The new accusation comes less than two years after the popular priest was cleared by the Archdiocese of Chicago of separate accusations.
A reborn 79th Street is good for Auburn Gresham and provides hope that similar transformations can happen in disinvested neighborhoods across the city.