Police and protesters clash near a statue of Christopher Columbus in Grant Park during a protest in support of Black and Indigenous people on July 17, 2020.Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

Protesters Try To Tear Down Columbus Statue In Chicago As Clashes Between Police, Activists Turn Violent

Protesters nearly toppled a Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park before police intervened.

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Chicago Park District’s Plan For New Brighton Park Headquarters Lands Endorsement From Key City Committee

Some commissioners lauded a "transformational" investment in the South Side neighborhood while others cautioned about the risk of gentrification.

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Black Chicagoans Die 9 Years Before White Residents. The City Has A New Plan To Confront Racism And Close The Gap

Chicago's life expectancy gap is rooted in systemic racism, officials said when announcing the Healthy Chicago 2025 plan Thursday.