Chicago Police officers board a CTA bus outside the Chicago Police Academy in the West Loop after a protest demanding that Chicago Public Schools divest from the Chicago Police Department on June 4, 2020.Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

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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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.