Left: Central Camera was destroyed by a fire during widespread demonstrations protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Right: A burned-out police squad car was still on the streets Sunday. Bob Chiarito/ Block Club Chicago

As Chicago Cleans Up From Fires And Theft Following Protests, Shop Owners Pick Up The Pieces

The day after protesters and police clashed downtown, shop owners took stock of the damage. Fire-ravaged police squad cars were still on the streets.

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City Settles Chicago Freedom School Lawsuit After Group Was Cited For Offering Food To Protesters Trapped Downtown

The school now plans to continue its work training primarily Black and Brown youth the fundamentals of community organizing without the fear of reprisal.

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Southwest Side Construction Worker Quickly Deported To Mexico While Awaiting DACA Decision

With the Trump administration seeking to kill the Obama-era program for immigrants, Jesus Alberto ‘Beto’ Lopez Gutierrez, 25, was deported after suing ICE.

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CPS Dodged Reforming Police In Schools For Two Years, Inspector General Says. Now, District Vows To Do Better

For five hours Thursday, aldermen grilled CPS and CPD officials about why they failed to address concerns about police in city schools.