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Looters flood downtown Chicago

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 8/10/20, 05:07 pm

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said law enforcement will use surveillance videos to hunt down and prosecute those who looted stores in Chicago’s Loop. “What occurred downtown and in surrounding communities was abject criminal behavior, pure and simple,” she added. Hundreds of people smashed store windows, stealing merchandise and cash registers in the city early on Monday morning.

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Chicago takes down Columbus statues

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/24/20, 02:21 pm

Protesters gathered near Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s house on Thursday night and cheered at the news that she was having two statues taken down. Early on Friday morning, crews dismantled monuments to Christopher Columbus in the city’s Grant and Arrigo parks. Police last week clashed with demonstrators who wanted to tear down the Grant Park memorial because of Columbus’ alleged harmful actions toward Native Americans. Lightfoot said the statues were “temporarily removed … until further notice.”

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Unbalanced outbreak

Compassion | The COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affects African American communities
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/15/20, 04:55 pm

Mark Judkins, who helps pastor Mosaic Midtown Church in Detroit, said he is worried about what he’ll find when he reconnects with the congregation on the other side of the pandemic. The majority of Mosaic church members are African American, many from the poorer neighborhoods of the city. Several have already called to say their elderly parents have died of COVID-19 or that they’re sick themselves.

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