Scorching Report From Independent Monitoring Team Says Chicago Police Were Not Prepared Or Trained For Civil Unrest In Wake Of George Floyd ProtestsA new report concludes that Chicago and its Police Department weren’t prepared, trained, or ready for the protests, looting, and unrest we saw last year after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Activists Sue CPD Over 'Brutal, Violent, And Unconstitutional Tactics' At Protests Over Police Killings Of George Floyd, Other African AmericansActivists who protested in Chicago over George Floyd's death and the killing by police of other Blacks across the U.S. filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing city police officers of brutally attacking and falsely arresting them during the demonstrations.
Little Evidence That Protests Spread Coronavirus In USIf the protests had driven an explosion in cases, experts say, the jumps would have started to become apparent within two weeks — and perhaps as early as five days. But that didn’t happen in many cities with the largest protests, including New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Washington, D.C.
'Save The West Side, Chicago' Raises Over $40,000 To Rebuild Businesses; Here's How You Can HelpEarth's Remedies started the "Save the West Side, Chicago” GoFundMe page to help minority brown and black owned businesses recover.
Young People Turned Out To Protest Systemic Racism After George Floyd's Death. Now, Will They Vote?“It will just be incredibly important to us to make sure we’re protesting now and voting later,” said Carolyn DeWitt, executive director of Rock the Vote.
City Officials Announce Downtown Road Closures Amid Saturday's ProtestsCity officials are announcing road closures in and near downtown and Chicago protests continue.
LIVE UPDATES: Peaceful Protests In Grant, Union Park; Downtown Road Closures ContinueCrowds are expected to gather for protests throughout the city Saturday.
CTA Announces Service Changes As Protesters Gather Throughout The CityCTA buses and Red and Blue line trains will not run in parts of downtown areas.
Chicago City Officials Address Protest Plans For The Weekend"I want to make sure we focus on that we support the righteous outrage that people feel and their ability to safely exercise their sacred First Amendment rights."
Lightfoot Says Chicago Police Officer Should Be Fired After Making Obscene Gesture At ProtestersA Chicago police officer is being investigated after making an obscene gesture at protesters.
Mayor Lightfoot Urges Weekend Protest Organizers To Alert City Of RoutesProtesters are expected to march throughout the city this weekend and Mayor Lori Lightfoot is asking for help from the organizers.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces New Support For Small BusinessesThe Together Now fund, is an effort to rebuild local businesses in Chicago neighborhoods.
City Of Aurora Announces Modified Curfew HoursThe City of Aurora announced modifications to curfew hours amid demonstrations continuing into the weekend.
Chicago's South Side Left With Few Food Options After Weekend Violence"Now you have to go out of your way to get this stuff. People that don't have a car. People that do not have family and friends."
Barack Obama To Address George Floyd Protests In Town Hall Meeting WednesdayFormer President Barack Obama will address the recent protests against police violence in a Town Hall meeting.