South Shore

The bizarre details in a police report describe how the mother was followed by at least one man into a Northwest Side home. The man punched her repeatedly before he forced her and her baby into a waiting SUV as she yelled for help.
Michael Flagg, 39, was on the street in the 6800 block of South Dante Avenue about 6:10 p.m. Sunday when he was shot in the head, police said.
Malik Washington, 24, and a man, 35, were standing outside a gas station May 2 in the 6700 block of South Jeffery Boulevard when a car drove by and someone inside opened fire around 7:30 p.m.
El acuerdo resolvería una demanda federal de derechos civiles presentada por la hermana de Irene Chávez, de 33 años, encontrada ahorcada en una celda de detención de la policía en diciembre de 2021 tras ser detenida por un cargo de agresión simple.
The settlement would resolve a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by the sister of Irene Chavez, 33, found hanged in a police holding cell in December 2021 after being arrested on a charge of simple battery.
The alleged gunman fled into a nearby building and a SWAT team responded, police said.
Two people entered an apartment and began shooting, police said.
The man was found by police in the 200 block of West 72nd Street around 2:30 a.m.
The 59-year-old was found about 7 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Chappel Avenue with a gunshot wound to his abdomen, police said.
Torian Pryor, 19, was shot April 1 in the 6700 block of South Cornell Avenue. His brother says the grieving family hasn’t had any information from University of Chicago hospital or police on how he died.
The unidentified man was found with trauma to the head around 5:20 a.m. Thursday.
Two 35-year-old men were walking on the sidewalk in the 7000 block of South Merrill Avenue at about 10:20 p.m. when someone shot at them, police said.
Two people were killed and four wounded in separate mass attacks in Austin. The toll surpassed that of the weekend of March 15, when 23 people were shot and five killed.
The two men were in a parking lot about 5 p.m. in the 1500 block of East 75th Street when someone opened fire.
The men, 36 and 20, were near an alley when a fight broke out and they both were shot, police said.
Driver Anastasios Adamopoulos and a passenger hopped off his bus about 2 a.m. Monday and woke residents in two homes that were on fire. “The flames were reaching for the heavens.”
“My heart is just torn into pieces,” the grandmother of Amere P. Deese, 14, said Monday after the teen was one of three victims shot in a Chatham home.
A state report last year revealed Black women in Illinois were three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related medical conditions than white women. “All these years later, we still haven’t figured out how Black women can have safe pregnancies, birthing experiences, and a healthy first-year postpartum,” Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton said. “But now, Illinois is taking action.”
Firefighters responded just before 4 p.m. to a fire at a building in the 7100 block of South Jeffery Boulevard.
In a letter to City Council Black Caucus Chair Stephanie Coleman, Ald. Desmon Yancy alleged that he was the ‘victim of an unprovoked assault’ by Mitchell after a council hearing last week. Mitchell denies the claim, and police called the situation a “non-criminal incident.”