West Lawn

Charles Mills worked as a special education classroom assistant for 23 years at Jones College Prep in the South Loop. Sunday night he was struck and killed while crossing Pulaski Road.
An unidentified 56-year-old man was crossing the street at 63rd and Pulaski late Sunday night when a red Camry hit him without stopping, according to police.
Johnny Huizar, 32, was driving Saturday in the 6100 block of South Central Park Avenue when two people fired shots from a sidewalk, authorities said.
The shift from a North Side YMCA leaves families with kids intact and makes room for hundreds of single men still sleeping at police stations, Mayor Brandon Johnson’s chief of staff said.
Mayor Brandon Johnson’s administration has been unclear about the reasoning behind the transfer, and has even kept a local City Council member in the dark about the plan.
The body of a 24-year-old man was taken out of the water about 5:30 p.m. Thursday and pronounced dead at the scene, authorities say.
In the two-candidate contest to succeed Ald. Ed Burke in the 14th Ward, Jeylú Gutiérrez faces Raul Reyes. And in the nearby 13th and 23rd Wards, two incumbents — one who broke with former House Speaker Mike Madigan and the other a longtime ally — are seeking reelection.
He was standing at a gas station in the 6700 block of South Pulaski Road when he was shot, police said.
The teen boy was sitting in a parked car about 1:25 p.m. in the 6000 block of South Pulaski Road when a red SUV drove up and someone inside opened fire.
“You don’t have to go down to Michigan Avenue to shop, you can shop right here on the Southwest Side,” said Rodney Watt, director of development for the group organizing the event, now in its 10th year.
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.
“It hurts me so much not waking up to my baby,” says Veronica Zastro, whose 3-year-old was shot dead in an apparent road-range incident in West Lawn.
The slain boy, identified as Mateo Zastro, is one of the youngest victims of violence in Chicago this year.
“I don’t like crooks — even if it benefits the neighborhood,” said one resident after the longtime powerful pol was hit with federal charges.
The males were both shot in the abdomen about 7:05 p.m. in the 6200 block of South Komensky Avenue, Chicago police said.
Justin Reyes was shot in the head and chest about 8:55 p.m. by two males who approached him and opened fire as he stood outside a home in the 6500 block of South Kenneth Avenue, police said.
The burglaries happened on Kedzie Avenue and Pulaski Road.
The 15-year-old was riding a skateboard in the 6500 block of South Hamlin Avenue when he was shot in the back, police said.