CHICAGO (CBS) — After another night of peaceful protests, but also continued looting and violence, across Chicagoland, CBS Chicago will be providing updates on the unrest and anger following the death of George Floyd while he was being arrested in Minneapolis on Memorial Day.
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced restored access to downtown Chicago for Wednesday, after days of unrest and violence in the city.
Still, select closures and service interruptions will remain in effect, and the 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew will also be in effect until further notice.
A fire has broken out in a dollar store at Homan and Chicago avenues in Humboldt Park. Neighbors said the store was looted earlier in the week, but it was not clear what caused the fire or whether it was intentionally set.
Protesters were back outside Wrigley Field after returning north on Clark Street.
The Chicago Transit Authority announced that unlike the past two nights, it would maintain overnight service at a reduced level.
In her State of the City address Tuesday night, Mayor Lightfoot said a series of police reforms would be enacted within the next 90 days, as well as a $10 million fund to support small businesses that have been affected by looting in recent days.
The mayor decried racism and police misconduct, but expressed anger at looters as well.
Marchers took to King Drive in Bronzeville, calling for peace.
Police in west suburban Cicero pleaded with residents not to take the law into their own hands after a violent night that left two people dead.
Cicero has declared a state of emergency and will implement an 8 p.m. curfew Tuesday night. It expires at 6 a.m. Police said they did not know how long the curfew would last.
Charges were filed against Timothy O’Donnell, whom authorities said set fire to a Chicago Police sport-utility vehicle on the Loop on Saturday. Authorities say he was disguised in a Joker mask, but was easily identifiable from a neck tattoo.
Protesters who started at Wrigley Field made their way to Division and Larrabee streets, outside the Near North (18th) District police station.
Police bicycle patrols and officers in blue helmets were on the scene, while a National Guard vehicle blocked the Near North (18th) District police station at the corner.
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced she will hold a State of the City address at 6:30 p.m. in the wake of the unrest.
Pace Bus service will again be suspended beginning at 7 p.m.
Protesters gathered outside Wrigley Field for a demonstration. The protesters planned to march south on Clark Street toward the downtown area.
After days of protest and destruction throughout the Chicago area, local political and faith leaders urged for calm and called for reform in the criminal justice system.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, Cardinal Blase Cupich along with other faith and community leaders to address the violence of the past few days.
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City officials say so far they have secured 175 buildings that were damaged by looters over the weekend, the first indication of the widespread violence.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the city will continue with its next phase of the COVID-19 reopening plan tomorrow as scheduled.
BREAKING: Mayor Lori Lightfoot say Chicago businesses WILL re-open tomorrow as planned.
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David J. Reynolds. commissioner of the city’s Department of Assets, Information and Services, said in an email that about 90 city vehicles were damaged in the weekend’s violence. He said the “lion’s share” were Chicago Police Department units, most of which had broken windows, slashed tires and graffitti. More than 20 units were destroyed by fire or other damage, he said.
Protesters sprayed graffiti at City Hall, Harold Washington Library, the Riverwalk, and the Cultural Center.
It was an incredible weekend of violence this past weekend for the City of Chicago.
Police said 92 people were shot and 27 were killed this past weekend alone.
As CBS 2’s Lauren Victory reported Tuesday morning, some of the incidents happened in the middle of other chaos.
For example. while squad cars were up in flames and store windows were being smashed, a 19-year-old was hit by multiple bullets a few blocks over.
Around the same that police were trying to quell the angry group breaking into Macy’s at 111 N. State St., about a half mile away, two men got into a quarrel with a person in a car who jumped out, pistol-whipped one victim, and shot and killed the other.
The Town of Cicero is organizing a community clean up after a violent night.
Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, officials are asking volunteers to meet at 23rd and Cicero Avenue in the Planet Fitness Parking Lot. Volunteers are asking to bring gloves and a broom if possible.
Chicago Transit Authority service resumed Tuesday morning, but not all routes will be running.
At 6 a.m., bus and rail service were available, however, service will not operate in or near the downtown area.
Metra announced is canceling all service for Tuesday amid unrest in the Chicago area.
The rail agency said service is suspended for the safety of the public and employees.
Metra will provide an update on Wednesday’s service later in the day.
A mandatory curfew in Naperville was lifted at 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Volunteers were out Tuesday morning cleaning up glass and other damage from a violent evening.
As police in the western suburb enforced the curfew starting at 9 p.m. Monday, and witnesses say the violence and vandalism started.
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.
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Juveniles were seen breaking windows and smashing into stores at Jefferson and Main in downtown Naperville.