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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.

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Chicago Protests Could Be ‘Super-Spreading’ Coronavirus Events — Even With Masks, Lightfoot Says

The city was set to enter Phase 3 of reopening Wednesday, but that might now happen in the midst of protests, Lightfoot said.

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CPS Will Resume Giving Free Meals To Kids Tuesday

The district temporarily stopped the program Monday due to "the evolving nature of activity across the city."

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George Floyd Protests In Chicago: The Weekend In Photos

Fires, looting and marches marked a weekend of unrest in Chicago in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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Open Streets Finally Coming To Chicago So People Can Social Distance Outside

People have said they need more room to get outside without having to worry about crowds or packed sidewalks.

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Coronavirus In Chicago: Nursing Homes Can’t Reopen To Visitors Anytime Soon

Nursing homes have been hit hard by COVID-19, with deaths at the facilities accounting for nearly half of all coronavirus deaths in Illinois.