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

Lightfoot Condemns ‘Violent’ Protesters And Police After Clashes In Grant Park Over Columbus Statue

On Saturday morning, a group of aldermen and state lawmakers slammed CPD and Lightfoot's decision to use force to protect the statue.

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Rocked By Shootings, Albany Park Neighbors Stage Peace March, Vigil: ‘It Seems Like Things Are Getting Worse’

Seven people were shot in Albany Park in three days last week. Before the community could gather Sunday to mourn the victims, at least two more people were shot in the area.

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New Mural Outside Bucktown-Wicker Park Library Brings A Piece Of Rural Illinois To The City

Artist and architect Sam Marts designed the mural to be an ode to the corn industry in Illinois.

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20 People Die From Coronavirus In Illinois As 2,120 New Cases Reported

Among the victims were five people in Cook County. At least 8,411 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois.