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Ald. Sposato Calls Columbus Protesters ‘Savages’ At Police Budget Hearing

The Northwest Side alderman made the comment during a contentious City Council hearing about the Chicago Police budget.

Citywide

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.

Downtown

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.

Downtown

Protesters Demanding Columbus Statue Be Torn Down Stop Traffic In South Loop Intersection For Hours

Activists said they won't rest until Mayor Lightfoot orders the statue to come down. "She will be hearing us and if she refuses to, then we’ll make her whole neighborhood hear us because she’s gonna have to hear them.”

South Loop

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.

Downtown

Alleged Grant Park Stabbing Of Columbia College Student Didn’t Happen, Police Now Say

The woman was hospitalized with multiple, non-life threatening stab wounds after the Wednesday night attack.

Downtown