From ABC 7 Chicago:
Ald. David Moore of the 17th Ward was punched in the 7500-block of South Peoria just after 3 a.m. Sunday when he reportedly responded to constituent calls regarding prostitution in the area.The site of the assault is about a mile away from St. Sabina Church, the three decades-long home of loudmouth leftist pastor and self-appointed protector of the neighborhood, Father Michael Pfleger.
Chicago police confirm a person called 911 to report the overnight attack as it happened in the city's Gresham neighborhood.
Police reports say a 49-year-old man was beaten after a verbal argument with another man. The attacker ran off but officers say they were able to track him down a short time later. The 22-year-old male is charged with aggravated battery to a public official and is due in bond court on Sunday.
A Chicago Police spokesperson declined to release the name of the suspect until after his appearance in bond court.
CBS Chicago says a group of men were soliciting the prostitutes.