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South Shore ceremony honors residents who died from COVID-19

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, 181 people who lived in the 60649 Zip Code — which includes South Shore — died from COVID-19 complications, according to data from Chicago officials.

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Former CHA chief faces backlash from tenants told to move out just days before Thanksgiving

Residents of a property owned by Vincent Lane, a former CHA executive director, claim heat and water were shut off with almost no warning and they are being asked to leave.

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Lightfoot announces $126 million in projects for Humboldt Park, South Shore

The developments covering housing, community services and historic renovations are part of the mayor’s Invest South/West program for equitable investment.

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Woman killed in hit-and-run in South Shore

The accident happened around 4 a.m. when a black SUV collided with a burgundy Toyota SUV in the 1600 block of East 79th Street, then hit a woman as she was crossing the street, Chicago police said.

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City Council member demands broader solution to homelessness in Chicago

A City Council committee extended an alternative housing deal with a downtown hotel through the winter. But Ald. Walter Burnett said more must be done. "If we don’t do anything soon to help these folks, they’re just gonna take liberties and sleep in our backyards."

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3 hurt in South Shore shooting

The group was standing outside in the 7100 block of South Exchange Avenue when someone opened fire, Chicago police said.

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Chicago strengthens reputation as the Hollywood of the Midwest, aldermen told

Retiring Cultural Affairs and Special Events Commissioner Mark Kelly said filmmaking is "significantly up" in Chicago, with a record 15 TV productions in the city right now, at an estimated economic value this year of about $750 million.

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Activists fearing ripple effect of Obama Presidential Center call for affordable housing protections in South Shore

Activists from South Shore believe the presidential center will bring with it investment and higher home prices and rents that longtime residents will not be able to afford.

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Man charged with attempted murder for allegedly wounding Chicago police officer in South Shore shooting

Aaron Jenkins was charged with attempted first degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm.

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Man killed during home invasion in South Shore; 4 in custody

About 5:30 a.m., the man was found unresponsive on the living room floor of a home in the 7500 block of South Saginaw Avenue, with a gunshot wound to his upper chest area.

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Woman fatally shot inside apartment in South Shore

The woman, 42, was shot in the chest in the 7800 block of South Constance Avenue, Chicago Police said.

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At the very least, can the city clean up its vacant lots

A lot that once was a promising oasis is now a filthy dumping site.

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Missing man, last seen in South Shore

Charlie Dean was last seen about 4:30 p.m., getting onto the number 6 bus at 67th Street and Oglesby Avenue, headed north.

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Producer’s dream of a South Shore film studio gets city OK

The Chicago Plan Commission backs a $60 million proposal that could anchor a new entertainment district.

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Man fatally shot in South Shore

The man was in the 2000 block of East 71st Street when someone approached and fired.

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Concealed carry license holder grazed by bullet in exchange of gunfire after traffic accident

The man began following the driver of an SUV, who stopped, got out and began firing, police said. The man returned fire and the SUV driver ran away.

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‘I feel like the city of Chicago has no love left.’ Friend, family remember women killed in mass shootings, as mayor decries ‘street justice’

This June alone, there have been at least 10 attacks where four or more people were shot in Chicago. About a third of the 78 people shot between Friday evening and early Monday were wounded in just four attacks.

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Woman missing from South Shore

Antoinette Gray was last seen June 19 and is missing from the 6700 block of South Oglesby Avenue.

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Obama surprises youth football team, chats with South Side business owners during visit to Jackson Park

The former president gathered in a huddle with a youth football team in the neighborhood where his future presidential center is set to break ground in the fall.

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Man fatally shot in drive-by after getting into ride-share car in South Shore

The man had gotten into the backseat of the car in the 2000 block of East 75th Street when a gray Volkswagen sedan pulled up.

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Everyone on 71st Street watched out for William Crawl. Now they're mourning his loss after he was caught in crossfire

For William Crawl, 71st Street served as an anchor and safe haven in a life fraught by mental illness. But he was killed there Wednesday night when he was caught in the middle of a gun fight.

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‘Buzz’ Palmer, ex-cop, organizer who co-founded Chicago’s Afro-American Patrolmen’s League, dead at 84

That was a brave move, but, as a former Loyola professor and state official says, he ‘was not afraid to challenge the status quo.’

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Officers seize drugs, weapon while arresting man for carjacking in South Shore: police

Corey Williams, of Park Manor, is due in bond court Thursday.

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Teen boy killed, man wounded in South Shore shooting

Someone in a vehicle pulled up and fired shots at the pair as they stood outside in the 7800 block of South Escanaba Avenue, Chicago police said.

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Suspected drunk driver crashes into South Shore home

The driver, a 30-year-old man, was headed west on 71st Street when he drove his 2020 Chevy Malibu into the side of a single-family home near South Shore Drive, Chicago police said.

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Man, 88, missing from South Shore

Robert "Rob" Mays was last seen Thursday near the 7600 block of South Kingston Avenue.

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Businesses burglarized in South Shore

In each incident, males wearing black hooded sweatshirts, gray pants and black gloves broke into small retails stores and stole property.

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Toddlers found wandering alone in South Shore returned to family

The girl was wearing a coat and boots, police said. The boy was wearing a shirt, jogging pants and no coat.

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South Side community groups left out of city initiative push for more access to vaccines

The city launched Protect Chicago Plus to reach Black and Latino residents for inoculation, but residents from the communities left out of the initiative argue it should be expanded.

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COPA concludes investigation into 2018 police killing of Harith Augustus; findings await CPD review

A Chicago police officer shot and killed Augustus — a well-regarded local business owner — July 14, 2018, in the South Shore neighborhood.

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Authorities identify man fatally shot in South Shore

He was walking with a group of people in the 7000 block of South Merrill Avenue, when someone inside a black minivan fired shots at them.

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Woman carjacked in South Shore with children, 4 and 6, still in vehicle

No injuries were reported and the children were safely reunited with their family, police said.