Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
Just last year, CPS approved a $33 million budget to employ Chicago Police officers in schools.
"I reject the view that you can't support cops and hold them accountable," Police Supt. David Brown said. "God help us if we can't find the courage to publicly condemn police misconduct and excessive force."
"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."
Black And Brown Food Pantry, Solidarity March Show Young Activists Are United For Justice: ‘We Are Family’
It's time for Chicago's Black and Latino communities to organize together, Southwest Side activists say. “We face the same struggles …with unemployment, affordable housing, incarceration."
After tensions ran high this week, organizers partnered to bridge relationships. "The small amount of people that acted out in that fashion … do not represent the community as a whole."
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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It is not immediately clear why the police are ordering 26th Street businesses to close. Break-ins have been reported across the ward, Ald. Michael Rodriguez said.
An additional 1,614 people tested positive for the virus in the past day.
Black Chicagoans Being Harassed In Some Latino Neighborhoods, Officials Say: ‘We Are In This Struggle Together’
Little Village neighbors protected businesses after people looted shops. But a few Latino men were indiscriminately targeting Black people, Ald. Rodriguez said.