Police officers watch runners in Lincoln Park where Chicago Police officers began clearing out pedestrians and cyclists in the late afternoon on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

Crime Slightly Down In Chicago During Coronavirus Pandemic, But Shootings And Murders Up Year-To-Date

The state's stay at home order has not kept gang members off the streets, Rev. Michael Pfleger said. "This other virus called violence we’ve had for years."

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Cops Who Break Rules Will Get Fired, Lightfoot Says: ‘Some Of The Things We’ve Seen Aren’t Honest Mistakes’

"We will find you, we will identify you and we will strip you of your police powers," Lightfoot said.

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City Sending Security Teams, Trucks To Neighborhood Business Strips For Protection This Weekend, Lightfoot Says

The moves are part of "an effort to prevent the widespread violence and destruction we've seen" in recent days, Lightfoot said.

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On 13th Anniversary, Center On Halsted’s Windows Boarded Up Due To Anti-LGBTQ Threats: ‘This Is Not What We Created Here’

The Center On Halsted received anonymous, anti-LGBTQ threats saying "you're next" and that people were coming to "bust the windows out," CEO Modesto Tico Valle said.