Jennifer Loudon is among several Chicagoans who have spoken at the Democratic National Convention.
Security cameras from different homes and sweatshirt fiber are aiding in investigation, the victim said.
The shootings occurred in Englewood and South Shore Thursday evening, police said.
The inmates took over a "housing tier'' at the jail and held the hostage with a "sharp object."
The man was last seen July 21 in the 2600 block of North Lakeview Avenue, police said.
Taylon Hughes died Sunday after being shot in the head Friday, according to police.
Five of the burglaries happened on the same two blocks, police said.
Neighbors reported hearing several shots on West 21st Street at about 2 p.m. Thursday.
The man and woman were shot while they sat in a car near the Chicago Skyway, police said.
Denzel Childs was one of two people shot during a party in the 800 block of West 50th Place Thursday.
Miguel Ortiz, 44, is charged with official misconduct. The incident was caught on camera.
Bill O'Connell followed his attacker for blocks while "covered in blood" to make sure he was caught.
Two men were shot, one fatally, within an hour of each other Monday night in Englewood, police said.
The checks have been used to check in on people after explosions, mass shootings and natural disasters.
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