Gresham

A vehicle was struck head-on by an SUV in the 8600 block of South Carpenter Street. The SUV driver left the scene, police say.
“I never wanted to be one to overstay my welcome. I just believe, after 20 years, it’s the appropriate time to get out — especially with all that I accomplished the last 19 years,” said Ald. Howard Brookins, 58, wrapping up his fifth term on the Council.
Shanita Fennell, 24, was inside a parked car and a man was standing next to the car when both were shot Thursday in the 1600 block of West 79th Street.
Khalil White EL, 18, was excited about getting a new job, telling others about that at St. Sabina Church’s back-to-school block party. Four days later, he was shot to death.
Construction on the $43 million development at 79th and Halsted streets is expected to start Wednesday, with the city promising that pending projects in other areas will follow.
“When do we decide that this is not the way to handle anger, when does this become a reality?” the Rev. Michael Pfleger of Saint Sabina Church said.
Police said the incident started when a Mercedes failed to stop at a red light and crashed into a black Jeep, which then struck the teen and a woman who were standing at the bus stop at 79th Street and Racine Avenue.
Plans for the closed Gresham Save A Lot have been solidified, as Mayor Lori Lightfoot announces $13.5 million in grants to go toward Yellow Banana-owned stores, including the Gresham location.
Yellow Banana operates six Chicago-area Save A Lot stores, and wants to renovate and reopen the shuttered Gresham store. It would retain the Save A Lot name through the same licensing agreement as Yellow Banana’s other stores.
“If you would rather pay for an empty store and an abandoned store for the next five years than invest in our community, you don’t deserve to be here,” Ald. Stephanie Coleman said. “And quite frankly, we don’t want you here.”
They were in an alley in the 8600 block of South Damen Avenue Saturday when a vehicle pulled up, and someone inside it started shooting.
Ald. Roderick Sawyer’s father, Eugene Sawyer, was mayor in the late 1980s. Roderick Sawyer chairs the City Council’s Committee on Health and Human Relations and is a former chair of the council’s Black Caucus. He’s the fifth candidate seeking to deny Mayor Lori Lightfoot a second term.
Officers were responding to a call in the 7800 block of South Ashland Avenue around 1:30 a.m. when the dog tried to bite one officer, police said.
The 49-year-old man was found on the first floor of a residence in the 7900 block of South Elizabeth Street, police said.
The teen and a 25-year-old woman were standing outside in the 8600 block of South Elizabeth Street when a white Mercedes pulled up and someone inside fired shots.
Family, friends and community members held photos of LaNiyah Murphy as they shared a story of a beautiful, intelligent young woman who had overcome being shot and wounded in 2018.
Amari Brown, 23, faces reckless homicide charges in connection with the Sept. 28 accident in Gresham, which resulted in the death of 52-year-old Malinda Massey.
About 10:30 a.m., she was in the 7600 block of South Morgan Street, when a woman walked up to her and fired shots.
About 3:45 p.m., the 15-year-old was near an alley in the 7900 block of South Justine Street, when he was shot in the chest.
Officers found the 25-year-old with a gunshot wound to his head Friday morning in the 7800 block of South Bishop Avenue.
Barbara’s Market hopes to bring relief to the food desert around the Auburn Gresham parish by offering free produce every Wednesday.