The shooting occurred about 10:30 a.m. in the 500 block of East Browning Avenue, in the Chicago Housing Authority's Ida B. Wells complex, police said.
The officer was at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition this afternoon, Starks said in a news conference outside the hospital.
"The officer is in stable condition and it looks like he's going to be OK," he said.
Police spokeswoman Monique Bond said the 55-year-old veteran officer has served the last five years in the police Public Housing Unit. He was wearing a bulletproof vest and his star at the time of the shooting.
Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery to the officers.