Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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Protesters Encouraged To Get Coronavirus Testing. Here Are The Sites

"My hope is that we don't get to a point where we actually start to see a significant increase again," said the city's top doctor. "I don't think it's possible that we won't see any effect of that on the numbers."

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Chicago Moves Into Coronavirus Phase 3 Today. Here’s What To Expect

Big changes have come: More businesses will be able to open their doors, offices can reopen and people will be able to gather in groups of 10 or fewer.

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LIVE UPDATES: Downtown Starts Reopening Wednesday, Mayor Lightfoot Pledges To Speed Up Police Reforms

Block Club reporters are following what’s happening in neighborhoods all around the city.

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Black Lawmakers Call For End To Looting On South And West Sides; Accuse Police Of Not Protecting Their Neighborhoods

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and police Supt. David Brown both have denied that most city cops were devoted to safeguarding downtown from looting and vandalism in the aftermath of widespread protests.

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West Side Violence Interrupters Shift From Stopping Shootings To Cleaning Up Neighborhoods Hit Hard By Looting

Youth organizers need volunteers and donations to continue cleanups in West Garfield Park and North Lawndale Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Chicago Is Moving To Phase 3 Of Reopening After Coronavirus, Despite Protests, Vandalism

"I want to tell the city now, after a lot of consultation and, yes, a lot of prayer, we will reopen tomorrow and take this important next step as planned," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Tuesday.

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City Will Rebuild Vandalized Neighborhoods On South, West Sides And Beyond, Lightfoot Says

"We're concerned about safety everywhere. Everywhere," Lightfoot said. "And there are people, unfortunately, who are roving the city trying to find soft spots that they can exploit."

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Protesters Should Report Police Misconduct, Lightfoot Says: ‘We Will Hold Them Accountable’

A reporter was pepper sprayed and other protesters say they were beaten with batons Saturday during Downtown protests.