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    CHICAGO (CBS) — Teachers, police, and neighbors gathered for a discussion Monday night in the wake of a shooting that killed 14-year-old Kevin Tinker Jr. in Roseland this month – and another shooting that killed his mother a matter of days later on the very same block. The meeting was held at a gym at Kevin’s school. Participants talked about violence, and solutions. READ MORE: Woman With Concealed Carry Permit Shoots At Would-Be Gunpoint Carjacker In Roseland“The most important thing is for us to give up these people who are shooting in our community; who have people afraid in their house,” said Chicago Director of Community Policing Glen Brooks. At 5:09 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, Kevin was shot multiple times and killed in the 200 block of West 110th Place, off Wentworth Avenue. Early this past Wednesday morning, Kevin’s mother – Delisa Tucker, 31 – was shot in the chest and killed while visiting the spot where her son was killed. Tucker was a mother of six. She was laying a candle for her son at the time. On Thursday,...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A woman fired her gun at a man who tried to carjack her outside a Chase Bank in the Roseland community Monday afternoon. The woman told CBS 2’s Jermont Terry she had just left the Chase Bank at 10260 S. Michigan Ave. when the would-be carjacker came up. Her car was originally parked in a parking space just a few feet from the front door of the bank. READ MORE: Jury Selection Under Way In Jussie Smollett TrialBy the time she jumped int her car and closed the door, the woman said a man didn’t even give her time to lock it. He opened the door and aimed a black gun directly at her face. The woman, who has a concealed carry permit, said she quickly pulled out and fired her own gun in the direction of the carjacker. READ MORE: Bond Set At $500,000 For Brendan Wydajewski, Accused In DUI Crash That Killed 3 People; Prosecutors Say He Was Driving Drunk At 122 MPHIt was not clear late Monday if those shots hit the carjacker, but...
    by Duaa Eldeib and Tony Briscoe ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. A Chicago hospital with a history of patient-care violations didn’t tell police that a patient in its psychiatric unit may have been sexually assaulted by another patient, even though the incident was caught on surveillance video. Nor did the facility, Roseland Community Hospital on the far South Side, closely monitor the alleged attacker — identified in records as a 49-year-old man with a history of sexual violence and aggression — as it was supposed to do. Five months after the June 24 incident, hospital officials acknowledged, Roseland still has not identified the potential victim. Roseland president and CEO Tim Egan said the hospital did not become aware of the incident until about two months after it happened. Yet even then, the hospital did not notify regulators at the Illinois Department of Public Health, as the agency said it should have done. The agency investigated the incident about a week after the...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Police on Thursday were asking for help from the public in identifying two subjects in a shooting that killed a 14-year-old boy in Roseland this past weekend. The boy’s mother was shot and killed on the very same block days later. READ MORE: Chicago Reaches Goal Of 77% First-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage A Month EarlyAt 5:09 p.m. Sunday, Kevin Tinker Jr., 14, was shot and killed in the 200 block of West 110th Place, off Wentworth Avenue. The 14-year-old was shot multiple times. Surveillance photos and video shows two men wanted in the shooting. Both are wearing black hooded sweat shirts and black pants, and one is wearing black gym shoes, the other white gym shoes. (Credit: Chicago Police) (Credit: Chicago Police) (Credit: Chicago Police) The two subjects are first shown in what appears to be a convenience store, then in a car – where one of them throws an unidentified object out the window. READ MORE: CFD Passes Out Smoke Detectors After Man, 71, Dies From Bronzeville FireEarly Wednesday morning, Kevin’s mother –...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A 14-year-old boy was shot a dozen times in Roseland, and his mother was murdered in the same spot two days later. As CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reported Wednesday, the grieving family and friends of Delisa Tucker and Kevin Tinker Jr. are in shock, and asking why. They are also in unimaginable pain – losing two loved ones, just two days apart, and now planning two funerals. READ MORE: 3 Men Found Guilty Of Murder Of Ahmaud Arbery“We need justice for Delisa and Kevin,” said family friend Michelle Tharpe. “That’s all we want.” Tucker, a 31-year-old mother of six, was shot in the chest early Wednesday morning on the 200 block of West 110th Place, off Wentworth Avenue. She was visiting the spot where her son, Kevin Tinker Jr., was killed Sunday afternoon. The 14-year-old was shot multiple times. “He didn’t deserve it,” said family friend Amber Lee. “He was a kid!” Tinker’s father, Kevin Tinker Sr., said his son was walking home from a friend’s house when he was shot. READ MORE: Illinois State...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- After a 44-year-old woman was carjacked in Wicker Park Monday night, Illinois State Police spotted the stolen car on the Dan Ryan Expressway and were able to get it back, Chicago police said.The woman was in her 2015 Lexus SUV about 8 p.m. in the 1500-block of North Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park when a male suspect came up to her car with a gun and forced her out, Chicago police said.RELATED: 100 kilos of cocaine seized in River North, Gold Coast; private plane also taken, feds sayLater, the vehicle was spotted on the Dan Ryan by Illinois State Police, and three female suspects were taken into custody after trying to run away, police said.The vehicle was recovered in the 0-100-block of West 113th Street in Chicago's South Side Roseland neighborhood, and no injuries were reported.
    By Mary Chappell CHICAGO (CBS) — A 91-year-old cab driver was shot in a Roseland carjacking early Saturday, police said. The man was sitting in a blue Hyundai in the 10700 block of South Langley Avenue at about 4:30 a.m. when a Black man approached his car and forced him out at gunpoint, authorities said. The victim complied and the offender shot the victim in the right hand and the right leg. He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center where he was listed in fair condition. Nobody is in custody as Area Two detectives investigate.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A new inspector general’s report determined a city equipment failure, not ComEd power outages, caused a South Side water pumping station to shut down twice in May. The Roseland Pumping Station went down on May 6, prompting a 24-hour boil order for parts of the Beverly, Morgan Park, and Roseland neighborhoods. The same pumping station went down again on May 25, although a boil order was not necessary for the second outage. READ MORE: City Celebrating Chicago Sky WNBA Championship Win In Millennium Park TuesdayAt the time, city officials blamed ComEd, saying the outages were the result of the power utility’s maintenance work in the area, but ComEd has denied that there was ever a loss of power to the pumping station. Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) asked Inspector General Joseph Ferguson’s office to investigate after the second shutdown at the pumping station. In a report issued on Friday, Ferguson’s last day in office, the inspector general’s office concluded the two shutdowns a the Roseland Pumping Station were the result of a failure of the facility’s rented uninterruptable...
    By Mary Chappell CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was fatally shot in Roseland early Saturday, police said. The man, 29, was walking out of a gas station at about 1:50 a.m. in the 10000 block of South Michigan Avenue when an unknown man approached him on foot and fired shots, authorities said. He was shot in the head and back and pronounced on the scene. Nobody is in custody as Area Two detectives investigate.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The family of a Chicago father gunned down in June is offering up a $5,000 reward for an arrest in the case.Lamar Drakes was killed while working on his car right in front of his home near West 104th Street and South Eggleston Avenue in the Roseland neighborhood.He leaves behind a 3-year-old son and was just two weeks shy of taking his Cook County sheriff's exam, according to his family.His family is pleading for someone to come forward.Community activist Andrew Holmes said police have a person of interest they are looking for.Anyone with information is asked to call Chicago police.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A lot of fanfare and celebration surrounded the opening of the Pullman National Monument but residents on the other side of the tracks in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood are wondering when similar investment will come their way.Bass Furniture has been at the same location for 81 years on the corner of 114th and Michigan. It is the oldest business of its kind in the Roseland neighborhood."We believe in building positive relationships with our customers, we have customers who have been shopping here for 4-50 years," said Bass Furniture Owner, Eddie Davis.Davis credits customer service for Bass Furniture's longevity, not a thriving South Michigan Avenue business district, as it use to be decades ago."In its hey day, people would come to Roseland to shop rather than go downtown," said Davis.The once thriving strip is in the 9th ward, the same ward that celebrated the opening of the Pullman National Monument on Monday and in recent years, the additions of big companies, like Walmart.But, it's a different story on the other side of the tracks and a few blocks West....
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois’ eviction moratorium is set to expire in less than a month, which means thousands of people who are behind in their rent could be forced to leave their homes. But as CBS 2’s Jim Williams reported Tuesday, one South Side church is spreading the word – rental assistance is available for those hurt by the pandemic. READ MORE: Person Shot By Amtrak Police At Union Station The hotel where Monique Sanford works had a large number of canceled reservations this year, and she was furloughed. She couldn’t pay her rent for a short time. “First I prayed, and I contacted my landlord – and she was like, ‘Have faith,’” Sanford said. So Sanford came to the Allen Metropolitan CME Church in Roseland. “This is for the tenant who’s behind on their rent, or for some reason or another has had some COVID incident that they expect might keep them from paying their rent,” said Rev. Eunita Rushing of Allen Metropolitan CME. Rev. Rushing is supervising the rental assistance program at the church. Funds are provided...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police released a sketch of the man wanted for sexually assaulting a seven-year-old girl inside her Roseland home.The assault happened at 3 a.m. at 102nd Street and Indiana Avenue as police said the victim was sleeping in her bedroom.Police said the man entered through the bedroom window and sexually assaulted the girl. The man fled after the girl's father discovered him, police said.The suspect is described by police as 6 feet tall with a heavy muscular build, medium-dark complexion, and short black hair. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes.Anyone with information is asked to contact the Special Investigations Unit at (312) 492-3810.
                        Arizona State University (ASU) debuted a new undergraduate degree geared toward social justice activism, called community development. The course description describes education on the basics of activism, citing concepts like diversity, inclusivity, sustainability, equity, and social and environmental justice. If students enjoy studying community development, they may also earn a graduate degree in it. “The BA program in community development equips students with tools to collaborate with, empower and educate diverse community constituents by drawing on grassroots and inclusive frameworks such as sustainable development, social and environmental justice, participatory democracy, social and economic equity and social accounting,” reads the course description. ASU’s School of Community Resources and Development within the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions offers the degree. In addition to requiring a second language, the degree also calls for basic college-level math. School of Community Resources and Development Professor Mark Roseland explained in a press release that students would combine knowledge of sustainable development, social and environmental justice, participatory democracy, and communicating impact of...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– Three people, including an 8-year-old girl, were shot in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. According to police, two women were sitting outside on a porch in the 11300 block of South Wentworth around 1:11 a.m., when someone stepped out of a Nissan and started shooting. READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Breezy And Less Humid Thursday One of the shots went through the house and hit an 8-year-old girl in the arm. She was taken to Roseland Hospital in good condition. READ MORE: A Celebration Or Night Of The Purge? Neighbors Divided Over Long-Running Unofficial Fireworks Show At Winnemac Park In Lincoln Square A 40-year-old woman was shot in the torso and died at Christ Hospital. A 30-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to the torso and was taken to Roseland Hospital in good condition. MORE NEWS: After Push From LGBTQ+ Activists, Elk Grove Village Takes Antiquated Ban On Wearing Clothes Belonging To The Opposite Sex Off Books No arrests have been made.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A 16-year-old boy was found dead of a gunshot wound Thursday at his home in the Roseland neighborhood. Police said the boy was found in his bedroom in the first block of West 109th Place around 11:50 a.m., with a single gunshot wound to the left side of his head. Police said it’s not yet clear how the shooting happened. Area Two detectives were investigating.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — One man was injured when flames and smoke consumed one home in Roseland Wednesday night, and spread to another. The Fire Department said the fire broke out just before 9 p.m. at 52 W. 110th St. The fire went on to spread to the next house to the east at 50 W. 110th St. READ MORE: Chicago Police Community Safety Team Accused Of Botched Raid After Officials Promised Reforms Firefighters were seen on the roof and the ground, using saws to pry into the structure and get at the flames. READ MORE: Woman Boxed In, Carjacked At Gunpoint In Bucktown A 36-year-old man was taken from the second floor of the house at 52 W. 110th St. to Roseland Community Hospital in serious, but stable condition. MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Rain Returns The cause of the fire was not known Wednesday night.
    CHICAGO -- A 16-year-old boy was shot to death Wednesday in Roseland on the Far South Side.The teen boy was inside a home about 6:05 p.m. in the first block of East 113th Place when he heard shots and felt pain, Chicago police said.He was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His name hasn't been released.No one is in custody as Area Two detectives investigate. Source: ( Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2021.)
    CHICAGO (CBS) – A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed Wednesday evening inside a home in Roseland. At 6:05 p.m., the boy was inside a home in the 0-99 block of East 113th Place, near State Street, when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. The boy had been shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. No one was in custody Wednesday evening, Area Two detectives were investigating.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — For the second time this month, thousands of homes and businesses in the Beverly and Morgan Park communities are without water, after a pumping station went offline, the local alderman said. Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) posted on Twitter that “The Roseland Pumping Station is down again” Tuesday morning, leaving thousands in the 19th Ward without water. READ MORE: 2 Injured In Fire At CHA Senior High Rise In Lincoln Park The Roseland Pumping Station is down again. Thousands of 19th Ward residents without water. No response from the Department of Water Management. @chicagosmayor @ChicagoOIG @BevRevNews @chicagotribune @Suntimes — Matthew J. OShea (@mattoshea19) May 25, 2021 READ MORE: Body Found In Little Calumet River Identified As Missing 12-Year-Old Kyrin Carter Representatives for the city’s Water Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The same pumping station went offline on May 6, as a result of a power outage caused by ComEd maintenance in the area. MORE NEWS: Man Shot During Carjacking On Southwest Side After Changing Tire For Mom, Kids The previous outage prompted a...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The mother of a 6-year-old boy who was shot in the head last year is calling for an end to gun violence in the city.Clareon Williams was 5-years-old when he was hit by a stray bullet last November while playing inside his South Side home.EMBED More News Videos Chicago police said a 5-year-old boy was struck and critically injured by a bullet Monday evening in the city's Roseland neighborhood. That shooter is still on the loose, according to Chicago police.As the boy continues to recovery, his family is making a plea for peace to protect other children from harm.You can see the family photos and you hear to the number of shooting rise, but none of it matches the magnitude of the personal cost of gun violence.That cost was evident as you see a boy on the road to recovery and a family forever changed.Take it from Gwendolyn Dunmars, the mother of that boy shot in his head."Clareon is a miracle and prayer works," Dunmars said. "I appreciate all the prayers that everybody was praying for Clareon....
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A mother issued a desperate plea Monday for the driver who hit and killed her son to come forward. As CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reported, the victim was just doing his job at the time. READ MORE: Chicago Police Officer Fires Gun, But Does Not Shoot Anyone, During Domestic Gun Call In Auburn Gresham The pain of losing a child is never easy. “I feel like a bad dream,” said Toi-Ann Bailey. “I just want to wake up.” She struggles knowing the life of her son, Nicholas Bailey, ended so dreadfully. “Why? Why did you come by my son?” Toi-Ann Bailey said. “He was working. You know, why did you do this?” Nicholas Bailey worked as a land surveyor and enjoyed his job. “He loves outdoors. He loved doing stuff – going out in the trench and whatever he has to do – he loved it,” Toi-Ann Bailey said. On the afternoon of Thursday, April 15, Bailey and a coworker were doing their job near the tracks at 114th Street and Wentworth Avenue in Roseland – when...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 30-year-old woman was shot to death inside a car on Chicago's Far South Side Sunday night, police said.The shooting occurred in the 500-block of East 103rd Street at about 10:22 p.m. The woman was sitting in the driver's seat of a car when shots were fired.The woman was shot in the head and body and transported to Advocate Christ Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. Authorities have not released her identity.The car the woman was driving had a rideshare sticker, but police said the shooting did not involve and rideshare fare and it appears that the woman was not working as a rideshare driver at the time.No one is in custody. Area Two detectives are investigating.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Nicholas Bailey was killed while on the job, struck by a hit-and-run driver while crossing in the street in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood last week. His family is pleading for the driver to come forward.Bailey's aunt Lynn Reasonover said her nephew was a calming presence in his family, a tall man who did not seek the limelight."Very quiet soul. Very introspective," she said. "He didn't have a lot of words, but when he was ready to talk, he would talk."Reasonover said the 30-year-old was drawn to the outdoors, and had been working as a land surveyor for the past several years while living at home with his parents."He said, 'Auntie, I enjoy working outside. I love that. I want to do this,'" she recalled.Bailey was on the job surveying land at 114th and Wentworth in Roseland when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver. A coworker who was with him barely escaped being hit as well.Bailey was taken to Christ Hospital, where he died from extensive injuries. His death has devastated his tight-knit family, who were already grieving...
    CHICAGO (CBS) —  There are soaring COVID cases among Black Chicagoans and there have been much lower vaccination rates in African American neighborhoods. As CBS 2’s Jim Williams reported Tuesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot is trying to change those trends. She’s getting help from Black leaders and churches to take on persistent vaccine reluctance among some African Americans. READ MORE: Emmett Tills Cousin Reacts To Conviction Of Derek Chauvin And Todays State Of Racial Justice; George Floyds Brother Said Till Was The First George Floyd The St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Roseland opened its doors Tuesday for people to get the second dose of the Pfizer COVID vaccine. “It’s very important for the church to do this because this is the community of Roseland,” said church administrator Eva Greene. “And people in the Roseland community need to have access to the vaccine.” Church administrator Eva Greene said more than 120 people will receive the first and second doses at the church, administered by the New Roseland Community Hospital. According to Greene, that the shots are given at the church creates...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– A car crashed into Harlan High School in the Roseland neighborhood early Monday morning. According to police, the driver of the vehicle struck the building, located at 9700 S. Michigan Ave, just before 3:40 a.m. Police said the driver was taken to Roseland Hospital in fair condition. No other injuries were reported.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — One man was killed and another was injured early Sunday during a quarrel in the Roseland community. At 1:29 a.m., a 31-year-old man was in a quarrel outside with two other people in the 200 block of West 108th Street, and one of those other two people shot the man 14 times in the upper body. READ MORE: FBI Warns Of Surge In Job-Seekers Getting Scammed By Bogus Employers He was rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead. READ MORE: At Least 24 People Shot, 1 Killed In Weekend Gun Violence In Chicago A 45-year-old man tried to intervene in the fight and got shot twice in the chest. He was taken to the same hospital, where he was reported in critical condition. MORE NEWS: Arson Suspected After Multiples Garbage Cans Set On Fire In Hegewisch As of Sunday afternoon, no one was in custody. Area Two detectives were investigating.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A CTA SUV was reported stolen from a South Side Red Line station early Friday morning, Chicago police said.The SUV was reported stolen about 4:45 a.m. from the 95th Street station. It was found about 30 minutes later crashed into a tree at 95th Street and Champlain Avenue.The suspect involved in the auto theft ran from the scene. No one was in custody later Friday morning.RELATED: Des Plaines luxury car delivery driver beaten, cars stolen by group of thieves, police sayChicago police said a commercial vehicle was running with the trunk open about 4:40 a.m. in the 9400-block of South Lafayette Avenue when someone entered the car and drove east on 95th.No injuries related to the incident were reported, police said.Area Two detectives are investigating.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A CTA SUV was reported stolen from a South Side Red Line station early Friday morning, according to a CTA spokesperson.The SUV was reported stolen about 4:45 a.m. from the 95th Street station. It was found about 30 minutes later crashed into a tree at 95th Street and Champlain Avenue.The suspect involved in the auto theft ran from the scene. No one was in custody later Friday morning.RELATED: Des Plaines luxury car delivery driver beaten, cars stolen by group of thieves, police sayChicago police did not immediately respond to requests for additional information.This is a developing story; check back with ABC 7 Chicago for updates.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A 14-year-old boy was shot and wounded Saturday in the Roseland neighborhood. At 11:30 a.m. the boy was outside in the 11200 block of South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, near Palmer Park, when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. READ MORE: Coronavirus In Illinois: 1,922 New COVID-19 Cases, Including 42 Deaths The boy was shot in the right hand and groin, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital. READ MORE: Eds Driveway: Mercedes-Benz E450 The Fire Department said the boy was in serious condition. MORE NEWS: One Chicago Neighborhood Gets Snow Removed To Avoid Battles For Dibs A suspect was taken into custody, police said.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Avoiding a potentially heated showdown over a proposal for a new community policing initiative in the Roseland neighborhood, Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) hammered out a compromise with the Chicago Police Department and the Lightfoot administration on Tuesday to pave the way for a so-called “COP House” on a particularly dangerous block in his ward. Beale said he had been in talks for nearly two years with City Hall and top brass at CPD to bring a community-oriented policing house (COP House) to Roseland, funded by a private donor. But Mayor Lori Lightfoot had pushed back on his proposal, telling Beale she could not support it without more specifics on how much it would cost, who would pay for it, and how it would fit with CPD’s existing community policing strategies. At a City Council Public Safety Committee meeting on Tuesday, Beale offered up a compromise after lengthy talks with CPD and the Lightfoot administration. His plan would now require CPD to move forward with the COP House proposal only after meeting several benchmarks: A proposed budget...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A 19-year-old man was shot inside a vehicle which went on to crash, leaving a 15-year-old boy injured, in the Roseland neighborhood Thursday. At 12:03 p.m., the 19-year-old was in a vehicle in the 9700 block of South State Street when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. The victim had been shot in the back and later crashed into a parked vehicle, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition. It was later revealed that the 15-year-old boy was injured in the crash, and he was taken to the U of C’’s Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition, police said. Late Thursday, no one was in custody and Area Two detectives were investigating. Also From CBS Chicago: Many Feel Storming Of U.S. Capitol Was Allowed To Happen, And It Highlights Double Standards When It Comes To Race Sen. Duckworth Invokes Her Own Military Service As She Denounces Capitol Storming, President Trump Brick Covered In Racial Slurs Thrown At Live Café, Which Serves As HQ For Two Black...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday demanded more COVID-19 vaccine from the federal government. Only 36 thousand doses have been given out in the city so far. But some health care workers who are eligible to get the vaccine now are too scared to get the shot. As CBS 2’s Jim Williams reported, fear about getting the vaccine from health care workers at Roseland Community Hospital underscores a community-wide challenge. Doctors at the hospital have been lining up get the COVID vaccine – hoping this demonstration will convince others the vaccine is safe. “We’re trying to overcome some pretty prominent hurdles – you know, a lack of trust in the medical testing,” said hospital chief executive officer Tim Egan. There is even a lack of trust at the hospital among its own workers. Egan said only 25 percent of Roseland’s employees are willing to get the vaccine so far, and 75 percent have not received it – even though it’s available to them. Meanwhile, Mayor Lightfoot is pressuring the federal government to send more vaccine to Chicago....
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Vaccinations started Thursday afternoon at Stroger Hospital, where a group of frontline heath care workers were the first to receive the shot.The shipment of the century rolled into Cook County Health loaded with anticipation. Every step had to be executed down to the second, carefully unloaded into ultra-cold storage. A few precious vials were left out to thaw."Today is different for me because it's almost a renewed hope, because we have this virus and it's almost like a light at the end of the tunnel," said Tracy Verett, who has spent months taking in the sickest patients at Cook County's Stroger Hospital. "The things that's going through my mind right now is just that I'm happy that we've come to this point."Without hesitation, Tracy rolled up her sleeve, and with 9 months of anticipation, got her first real shot of relief. Dr. Pilar Guerrero eagerly followed seconds later."It's not a lot of pain there, but I know something went in," Verett said. "But I feel great.""It was exciting. I couldn't even talk," Dr. Guerrero said. "Someone tried...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Two men were shot and wounded, one critically, in the West Roseland neighborhood Wednesday evening. The shooting happened around 7:45 p.m. in the 11300 block of South Normal Avenue. The victims heard shots and felt pain, police said. One man, 43, was shot in the chest and was taken to Roseland Community Hospital in critical condition, police said. The other, 23, was shot in the hand and was taken to the same hospital in good condition. Late Wednesday, no one was in custody and Area One detectives were investigating. Also From CBS Chicago: ‘You Have the Wrong Place:’ Body Camera Video Shows Moments Police Handcuff Innocent, Naked Woman During Wrong Raid Lightfoot Sidesteps Questions About Why City Lawyers Tried to Keep Disturbing Body Camera Video Secret 3 High-Ranking Fire Department Officials Ask For Demotion, Including One Who Sources Say Was Twice Denied Boarding On A Plane Because He Was Drunk  
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 5-year-old boy who was shot last month while playing inside his family's South Side home is showing signs of improvement.As police continue to search for the gunman, residents in the Roseland neighborhood joined the young boy's parents to seek justice.United in their resolve, the family of Clareon Williams makes a plea for whoever's responsible for shooting him to do the right thing."Trying to touch your heart as a minister, please turn yourselves in," said the child's grandfather, Dr. Eli Yahh Ysar'al.Their effort comes as a neighborhood seeks justice for the little boy.So far the investigation hasn't yielded any arrests, despite video showing the attack."Time for the community to step up and give the authorities a call," added community activist, Andrew Holmes.A reward for information leading to an arrest is now at $11,000."If you know something, if you know, we need you to come forward," said fellow community activist, Rabbi Michael Ben Yousef.The boy remains hospitalized after he was shot in the head November 20 when someone drove by outside and fired nearly a dozen rounds into...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Santa and a church in the Roseland neighborhood need your help, or else thousands of Chicago kids may not get a gift for the holiday. An annual toy drive is held at Another Chance Church, 9550 S. Harvard Ave. Parents and children who need a little boost or help from Santa line up, sometimes for hours. Every child 13 and under is able to pick up at least one gift. Tens of thousands of toys are collected each year – except this year, that has not happened. The pastor of the church, the Rev. Kenyatta Smith, said the church is down 19,000 toys this year. On Wednesday night, he was holding onto his faith that Chicagoans will help. “We just believe that it’s important for us to get the story out, that somebody may hear it… some well-off person, and want to help the community outreach,” Smith said. “It’s all of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.” If you would like to help, Another Chance Church has set up a GoFundMe for Operation Cover Chicago 2020, where you...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A 15-year-old boy was shot and critically wounded in the Roseland neighborhood Monday afternoon. At 2:24 p.m., the boy was near an alley in the 10000 block of South Perry Avenue when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. The boy was shot in the head and was taken to the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition. No one was in custody Monday afternoon. Area Two detectives were investigating. Also From CBS Chicago: Fire Damages Church In Arlington Heights Cold Case Arrest: Michigan Mother Antoinette Briley Charged In 2003 Murders Of Newborn Twins Organizations Come Together To Offer Reward For Arrest In Shooting That Killed Retired Fire Lt. Dwain Williams
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The parents of 5-year-old Clareon Williams said their prayers are being answered."He's moving around got his eyes looking at us. He's doing real, real good," said Clareon's father, Clarence.The good news about the pre-schooler who loves Spider Man came the same day as the community group I'm Telling Don't Shoot offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to apprehension of those responsible for the crime.The child remained in intensive care Wednesday after he was shot in the head during an attack which happened Monday night in the city's Rosaland neighborhood.RELATED: 5-year-old boy in medically induced coma after Roseland shooting, no one in custodyEMBED More News Videos A 5-year-old boy is in a medically induced coma as he struggles to recover after being shot in the head while sitting on the sofa in his Roseland home Monday. Relatives said the boy was sitting on the sofa playing with his iPad in the living room of his family's home in the 200-block of West 115 Street at around 7:30 p.m. when someone drove by outside and fired nearly a...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 5-year-old boy who was shot in the head at home when gunfire from a drive-by shooting smashed through a window remains in a medically induced coma Friday.Police are still looking for the shooters who left preschooler Clareon Williams in critical condition."That was a 5-year-old that you shot," said Gwendolyn Dunmars, his mother. "A 5-year-old that has done nothing to nobody."Clareon remains in intensive care. His father Clarence Williams, said doctors who performed surgery to relieve pressure on his brain told him a bullet had "grazed" his son's brain in Monday night's shooting.He's already had one surgery to remove the bullet and relieve some of the pressure on his brain."All we are doing is waiting for the swelling to go down so he come out," Williams said. "He moved sometimes when we talk to him."Relatives say the child was dressed in his favorite Spiderman costume as he sat on the sofa playing with his iPad in the living room of the family's Roseland home in the 200-block of West 115th Street Monday evening. Around 7:30 p.m. someone...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A five-year-old boy was shot in the head and critically injured after shots were fired into his home while he was playing inside, Chicago police said.Police said the boy was sitting on the sofa playing with an iPad in the living room of his family's home in the 200-block of West 115th Street around 7:30 p.m. when someone drove by outside and fired nine rounds into the home. One of those bullets hit the boy in the head."It was another random act of violence here in the city of Chicago involving one of our youthful citizens of Chicago who is five-years old who was innocently playing inside of his residence on his iPad and he sustained this injury. his iPad and he sustained this injury," said Chicago Police Commander Glenn White.The boy was rushed to Comer Children's Hospital and had to undergo surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by the gunshot wound and is in critical condition.Police are investigating. No one is in custody, but police do have video of the car driving up to...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police said a 5-year-old boy was struck and critically injured by a bullet Monday evening in the city's Roseland neighborhood.Police said the boy was sitting on the sofa in the living room of a home in the 200-block of East 115th Street around 7:30 p.m. when people with him heard gunshots and discovered the boy had been shot, police said.Police said the shots were fired from outside the home. It was not immediately clear if the boy was struck by a stray bullet, or if shots were intentionally fired into the home.The boy was taken to Comer Children's Hospital in critical condition.Area Two detectives are investigating. No one is currently in custody.
    CHICAGO (CBS)– A woman was shot during an attempted robbery in the Roseland neighborhood. The 32-year-old woman was shot three times after 3:30 a.m. Thursday near 95th Street and Indiana Avenue. Police said the woman was sitting in the passenger seat of a parked car when two men came up with guns. The driver hit the gas pedal and the offenders fired shots, hitting the woman twice in the stomach and once in the back side. The woman is in fair condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center. No one is in custody. Also From CBS Chicago: Michigan City, Indiana Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief Fired Over Handling Of Off-Duty Incident Workers ‘Dropping Like Flies’ Amid COVID-19 Outbreak At IDES North Aurora Office, Employees Say New Illinois Veterans Home In Chicago Is Complete, But Still Not Ready For Anyone To Move In  
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago Police officer and two others were hospitalized late Saturday after a crash in the Roseland neighborhood. The crash happened at 4:24 p.m. in the 11100 block of South Michigan Avenue, police said. An unmarked Chicago Police car was traveling west on 111th Street with its emergency equipment activated when it was hit by a Chevrolet headed south on Michigan Avenue, police said. From the Chevrolet, a 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. A Chicago Police officer was also taken to teh hospital with injuries that appeared to be non-life-threatening. The 23-year-old male driver was cited for expired insurance and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.  
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A shooting in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood Friday night left one man dead and two others hospitalized. Chicago police say the victims were standing on the street around 11:30 p.m. when shots rang out at 108th and Calumet. A 37-year-old man was hit in the head and died at the scene. Another man and a woman, both in their 30s, were also shot. They were hospitalized. No one is in custody.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police are investigating a shooting where at three-year-old child was hit. It happened near the intersection of 111th and Calumet. The child was taken to Roseland Hospital. No other information was available. According to police, officers went to Roseland Hospital where a 23-year-old woman said a three-year-old boy was shot in the foot. CPD said the circumstances surrounding the shooting are under investigation. This is a developing story.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police are investigating a shooting where at three-year-old child was hit. It happened near the intersection of 111th and Calumet. The child was taken to Roseland Hospital. No other information was available. According to police, officers went to Roseland Hospital where a 23-year-old woman said a three-year-old boy was shot in the foot. CPD said the circumstances surrounding the shooting are under investigation. This is a developing story.
    CHICAGO (CBS)– A 26-year-old woman was killed in a shooting in the Roseland neighborhood. The woman was a passenger in a car when she was shot in the head just after midnight near 111th and Michigan. The 28-year-old driver suffered a graze wound. Police said the incident started when the driver and others got into an argument at a gas station. The man drove off when a driver in a gray SUV started shooting. No arrests have been made.
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