CHICAGO (CBS) — The citywide curfew in Chicago has been lifted, effective immediately, according to Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
She announced the end to the 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew in a tweet. The curfew was put into effect after last weekend in downtown Chicago, protesters looted stores, set fire to squad cars, and scuffled with officers before the mayor announced the curfew.READ MORE: Chicago Police Union President Urges Aldermen To Repeal Mayor's Vaccine Mandate For City Workers, Judge Denies Request To Extend Gag Order
“I know this time in our city and our country has been difficult for us all, and I’m grateful to our residents for working together to navigate this challenging time,” she wrote.
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The curfew is lifted effective immediately. I know this time in our city and our country has been difficult for us all, and I’m grateful to our residents for working together to navigate this challenging time.
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) June 7, 2020
This comes after a day of peaceful protests Saturday.MORE NEWS: Illinois State University Student Jelani Day's Death Ruled A Drowning
Access and transit in The Loop were also reopened Sunday.
Traffic Update: Access to downtown has been fully restored. Lake Shore Drive is open and downtown expressway ramps are now open. CTA rail and bus service downtown has also been fully restored.
— Chicago OEMC (@ChicagoOEMC) June 7, 2020