CHICAGO (CBS) — After a weekend of devastating violence, looting and protests over the death of George Floyd, Mayor Lightfoot vowed to rebuild the damage.
Here are the latest developments:
Unrest and looting hit west suburban Naperville.
As CBS 2’s Dave Savini reported, looters were ransacking businesses in downtown Naperville as of around 10 p.m.
A Pandora store had shattered windows and the counter was cleaned out.
Juveniles were seen breaking windows and smashing into stores at Jefferson and Main in downtown Naperville.
As the North Side protest wound down, some protesters were seen as far away as Wicker Park, CBS 2’s Tara Molina reported.
With the 9 p.m. curfew in effect, protesters were making their way east on Addison Street after briefly stopping in front of Wrigley Field.
Demonstrators from the Lakeview-Uptown were marching north on Lake Shore Drive.
Upon leaving the Broadway and Sunnyside Avenue site, demonstrators in the Lakeview-Uptown protests headed back south on Broadway and then east on Irving Park Road toward Lake Shore Drive.
Taken in my car at Irving Park and Pine Grove in Lakeview. Everyone is peaceful! pic.twitter.com/zDVPM4Q2Dh
— Curtis Koch (@CurtisK_Radio) June 2, 2020
Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico has issued a state of emergency and a mandatory curfew from 9 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday due to violence, vandalism, and stealing throughout the Chicago area.
“The order was issued out of an abundance of caution and out of necessity to protect and preserve the public peace, safety and welfare,” the City of Naperville said. “The Naperville Police Department is prepared to respond to incidents as they arise with the aid of other law enforcement agencies. All residents are asked to stay home for their safety or only travel for essential work during this time.”
The CTA announced it is suspending service from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. Metra is also suspending all train service again on Tuesday.
Protesters took a knee at Broadway and Sunnyside Avenue in Uptown as they reached the end of a march that began in Lakeview. An estimated 2,000 people were present by 6:30 p.m. and the police presence was growing, though there were few officers present for much of the march.
For the second night in a row, Pace Bus announced its service would be suspended, this time beginning at 7 p.m.
Protesters were on the march in Lakeview, headed north to the Stewart School Lofts building in Uptown.
A crowd rushed and looted the El Patron Liquor Store at Cicero Avenue and Cermak Road in Cicero, prompting a massive police response.
Protesters gathered at Belmont and Wilton avenues in Lakeview for a peaceful protest. The group was set to march east on Belmont Avenue, north on Halsted Street, and north on Broadway into Uptown, CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini reported.
A peaceful protest was headed northwest on Lincoln Avenue from Fullerton Avenue and Halsted Street. A couple hundred people were present. The protesters went on to sit in the street at Lincoln, Sheffield, and Wrightwood avenues.
The looting continued on Monday. Chopper 2 found people running into the Nike store at 85th Street and Cottage Grove and running out with bagfuls of shoes and clothing.
The owner of the B Fresh clothing store at 55th and Wentworth shared video of his looted store. There is literally nothing left on the shelves.
— Vi Nguyen (@ViNguyen) June 1, 2020
Cleanup continued in the entire strip mall on Monday.
— Vi Nguyen (@ViNguyen) June 1, 2020
Illinois State Police announced additional ramp closures on area expressways:
I-94 N/B and S/B ramps to Sibley E/B
I-80 E/B and W/B at Torrence
Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin said the city will be under a curfew again beginning 8:30 p.m. Monday until 6:00 a.m. Tuesday. Quoting Al Pacino in a line from the movie “Scarface” Mayor Irvin said “I’m still standing.” Sunday was a violent day in Illinois’ second largest city, with looting and several cars set on fire.
Naperville is closing its city hall and urging businesses to close as well after unconfirmed reports of more protests in the western suburbs.
The mayor said the Department of Streets and Sanitation will be working 12-hour shifts for cleanup efforts throughout the city for the foreseeable future.
“We have a lot to do to heal for wrongs and we will do that together. We need to confront and reconcile this anguish. I promise you, we will heal in Chicago.”
Police Supt. David Brown said there were some protesters that came from out of town, but there were many people arrested who live in Chicago. He did not have a precise breakdown. He dismissed critics who said police were focused on the downtown area. He pointed to the large number of arrests police made in the neighborhoods.
Brown described the strategy behind the looting, saying that looters at one point seemed to make it appear they would attempt to take over CPD headquarters, only to really intend to rip off a nearby store.
“I watched these looters strategically looting in one area only to try to flank our officers and hit the target they intended. There was an electronics store on the corner and this strategy was used by a crowd who came up intending to destroy the facility and burn the building. Our line officers held the backside of the headquarters for a larger crowd that wanted to get into our police headquarters. Looters do one thing to draw us one direction only for the purpose to distract us from the intended target from another area. Some of the intended targets were our officers we had an officer who had a heart attack yesterday,” he said.
Chicago Police Supt. Brown said there were 699 total arrests on Sunday, majority looters, with 461 of those arrests on South and West sides.
A total of 132 officers were injured.
There were 48 shootings, 17 people killed and more than 64 guns recovered on Sunday, Brown said. It was not immediately clear how many of those shootings and fatalities were related to the violence.
“We will rebuild the city of Chicago,” Mayor Lightfood said Monday morning. She said the 911 center received 65,000 calls of service in a 24 hour period over the weekend. About 50,000 more than average. There were more than 10,000 calls for looting alone.
CTA service has resumed, but not in the downtown area.
The Secretary of State’s Driver Services Facilities that were scheduled to reopen Monday have been delayed until Tuesday.
The facilities impacted include Chicago North, 5401 N. Elston Ave., Chicago South, 9901 S. Martin Luther King Dr., Chicago West, 5301 W. Lexington St., Diversey Express, 4642 W. Diversey Ave. and Lockport, 1029 E. 9th St. in Lockport.
Illinois State Police announced several exit ramp and road closures that will continue into Monday.
Gov. JB Pritzker has ordered 375 National Guard troops to support Chicago Police following violent protests Sunday night.
Looting continued in neighborhoods across Chicago and the suburbs on Sunday afternoon.
The CTA and Pace shut down at 6:30 p.m. Metra has canceled all service for Monday.
More fires broke out at local businesses, including a beauty supply store and adjacent stores at 79th Street and Damen Avenue.
One person was shot and killed on the grounds of the North Riverside Park Mall after looting at the shopping center.
Protests turned violent in Aurora, with vehicles being set on fire and reports that shots were fired at an armored police vehicle.