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At Chicago Vigil For Black Lives, Hundreds Quietly Gather To Heal After Kenosha Violence: ‘We Keep Us Safe’

As protests against police violence continue in Kenosha, hundreds of Chicagoans gathered in support of Jacob Blake, who was shot several times over the weekend.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Columbus Statue Protesters Reunited With Bikes Weeks After Police Took Them — After Alderman Steps In To Help

Police officials said in a statement that many bikes were “abandoned” and several were “used as weapons or to facilitate mob action” against police at the July 17 protest, though protesters and other witnesses dispute the police account.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

At Bronzeville March Against Police Brutality, Some Residents Mourn Loved Ones Killed By Cops — Others Tell Protesters To Go Home

“Take this back up on the North Side. We been here our entire lives …,” community organizer Yashua Aton said. “Y’all call to defund the police and you're giving them $2 million" in overtime.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Downtown Shop Owners Clean Up After Looting: ‘This Is My Whole Life Savings’

Many of the shops were looted two months ago after protests demanding justice for the police killing of George Floyd. The latest looting came after police shot a man in Englewood.


At March Against Gun Violence, Young Chicagoans Say There Can Be Peace With Less Police

GoodKids MadCity and other groups marched through Austin to call for peace in the wake of recent shootings. "This march is nothing but love and peace," activist Miracle Boyd said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Columbus Statues In Grant Park, Little Italy Taken Down After Protests: ‘The People Got This Statue Removed’

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the statue has been "temporarily removed ... until further notice" due to safety concerns after police and protesters clashed over the piece.


Columbus Statues In Grant Park, Little Italy Will Be Taken Down, Officials Say

The statue has been the subject of high-profile protests in recent days — including one Friday where police and protesters violently clashed, leaving dozens of people injured.


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.


Young Chicagoans March Against Gun Violence, Remember Those They Lost: ‘I’m Tired Of Seeing My Friends In Caskets’

The marchers said reinvesting 2 percent of the police budget into robust mental health services, schools and grocery stores could help stop the bloodshed.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

With Chicago’s Official Fireworks Canceled, Neighbors Staged Rogue Displays — And Complaints Quadrupled

VIDEO & PHOTOS: There were 18,854 calls between Jan. 1 and July 5, compared to just 4,338 calls during the same period last year.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

The Hedges Are Gone, But Protesters Now Want Wealthy Lakeview Homeowner To Close His Southwest Side Asphalt Plant

Michael Tadin Jr. co-owns the controversial MAT Asphalt plant in McKinley Park. When it opened in 2018, bringing noise and pollution to the area, neighbors had no advanced notice it was coming.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Wealthy Family’s Hedges Ripped Out After They Blocked Off Parkland As Their Own Private Yard

Block Club revealed Tuesday that businessman Michael Tadin Jr. and his family cordoned off parkland for their private use, according to an inspector general's report.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

A Day At The Park: Neighbors Camp Out On Public Land Homeowners Blocked Off As Their Own Private Yard In Lakeview

After Block Club revealed a wealthy Lakeview resident cordoned off parkland for private use, residents showed up to enjoy the public grounds.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Wrigleyville Bars Return From Lockdown With Long Lines And Few Masks

Bars are trying to be careful — but Wrigleyville saw many people not wearing masks or practicing social distancing as bars reopened this weekend.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

PHOTOS: Chicagoans Celebrate Juneteenth With Food, Family And Mobile Parade

The event included discussions on the significance of Juneteenth and spoken word poetry performed by local artists and organizers.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

At Kids March Against Racism On South Side, Young Protesters Share Messages Of Hope

“We are tired, but when I look upon all of the youth here today, my hope is not lost."

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Chicago Cop Who Flipped Off Protesters Stripped Of Police Powers

Asked Tuesday, Lightfoot said there is a difference between her "F you" to Trump and the officer's conduct. "I think there’s a big difference."

Lincoln Park, Old Town

30,000 Protesters March And Rally To Protest Police Brutality, Racial Inequality

PHOTOS: The massive protest began at Union Park on the Near West Side and streamed to an area near Seward Park on the Near North Side.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Chicago Cop Who Flipped Off Protesters Should Be Fired, Mayor Lightfoot Says

Top brass will also investigate after some officers hid their name and badge numbers. One officer said he was hiding his name because he doesn't want people to know where he lives.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Thousands In North Side March Told: If Serious About Helping, Come To South And West Side Cleanup Events This Week

PHOTOS: A march from Lakeview to Old Town Tuesday ended with a call to action to show up for cleanup events at noon Wednesday.

Lincoln Park, Old Town
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