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Little Village marchers speak out against racial tension in community (LIVE UPDATES)

Here’s what happening today after days of protests, as well as vandalism and looting in Chicago following the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis.

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Timid City Hall and undermanned, ill-equipped cops turned Saturday night protest into ‘s--tshow,’ police union president says

Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara said many actions taken Sunday were a day late, such as imposing a curfew and canceling days off. And the National Guard should have been called out in far greater numbers.

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Woman killed in Dan Ryan crash

Deidre Brewster, 47, was southbound in a black 2011 Chevrolet when she was involved in a crash with two other cars, authorities said.

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Conrad Worrill, champion of black struggle, ‘ultimate teacher,’ has died at 78

Chance the Rapper paid tribute to the Chicago educator, activist, calling him a ‘legend’ and posting: ‘Your activism and organizing efforts will not forgotten.’

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Man charged with breaking windows at school in Norwood Park

Michael Mangan, 36, allegedly broke about 82 windows at the school building with a golf club, police said.

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CTA service resumes, bypassing stops in the Loop

Due to local street and bridge closures, buses will be rerouted in the downtown area.

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3 wounded, 1 critically, in shooting in Englewood

About 1:10 a.m. the men, 43, 41 and 39, were standing on the front porch or a residence in the 7300 block of South Green Street, when someone fired shots at them.

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28 shot, 2 fatally, Tuesday in Chicago

Both of the day’s fatal shootings occurred at 1:05 p.m., one in South Shore and the other in Humboldt Park in the South and Northwest Sides.

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Fire ravages Humboldt Park Dollar Tree

No one was hurt, but the damage resulted in a "complete loss" for the store.

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3 injured in Kennedy Expressway crash

One person suffered serious injuries but was expected to survive, state police said.

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Woman killed in Scottsdale crash

The crash happened about 2:33 a.m. in the 4600 block of West 82nd Street, the medical examiner’s office said.

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Chicago protests of George Floyd death, looting and aftermath live blog: June 2, 2020

Here’s what happening today after a weekend of protests, as well as vandalism and looting in Chicago following the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis.

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Public transit, access to downtown set to return Wednesday morning

CTA, Metra to resume service; Chicago River bridges will be lowered; Lake Shore Drive reopens.

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Man killed, teen wounded in Gresham shooting

John Tiggs, of Dolton, was fatally shot in the 8100 block of South Halsted Street, authorities said.

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1 shot, 1 killed in West Englewood

The men were shot by someone in a sedan in the 7300 block of South Seeley Avenue.

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Trouble follows some residents’ plan to guard their neighborhoods after unrest

"The gangs took matters into their own hands," Michael A. Moreno Jr., owner of Moreno’s Liquors in Little Village, said. "I feel like a lot of people had well intentions at first. Unfortunately, when you start allowing the gangs to start protecting the neighborhood, you are not going to have the outcome that you would like."

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Man killed after being run down by tow truck in Gage Park

Three unknown males were chasing him in the truck about 7:22 p.m. in the 2900 block of West 51st Street, Chicago police said.

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Many restaurants excited for ‘new beginning’ — even if open-air only: Customers ‘hungry to get out’

And with the restaurant industry decimated, "every seat is extremely valuable," said restaurant owner Doug Dunlay.

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‘Black-Owned Business’ signs show solidarity in communities hit hard by looting

Keeana Barber wanted to show her support for businesses damaged by violence over the weekend. Days later, her signs can be seen in hundreds of windows across Chicago.

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Man shot dead in South Shore

The 26-year-old was sitting in a vehicle when he was shot in the chest, police said.

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Chicago board-up companies busy after protests, but as one owner says, ‘I don’t want to get business this way’

"We have not slept since Friday night," said Jannette Rodriguez of A Quality Board-Up & Emergency Services.

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1 shot, 1 killed in Humboldt Park

A 51-year-old man was fatally shot in the torso, and a 29-year-old man was shot in the neck.

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Woman charged in 2019 murder in Englewood

Tatianna Smith was taken into custody on the Southwest Side Sunday. She is charged with murdering 31-year-old Lakia Armstrong.

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Lightfoot, Brown defend policing decisions during ongoing protests

"None of these decisions are easy," Lightfoot said. "But the voters elected me to make the right calls, the tough calls and not pander to the crowd, but to do what I felt was best ... and listening to the voices of our residents who are hurting and in need."

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Man killed, 2 hurt in Austin shooting

Tommie N. Gatewood, 27, was hit in the leg and taken to Stroger Hospital, police said. He was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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Cooling centers open as heat smothers Chicago

Temperatures will remain in the low 90s Tuesday afternoon, coming close to breaking Chicago’s record high temperature of 92 degrees for June 2, previously reached in 1944, according to the National Weather Service.

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‘This is my store!’ Loop icon holds on

Syd Jerome’s customers help the 62-year-old fashion institution weather the storm

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Lightfoot: ‘We will reopen tomorrow’

Chicago will move into Phase 3 of its reopening plan as scheduled Wednesday. That will allow restaurants to have on-site, outside dining. The mayor made the decision after touring damaged areas on the South and West sides.

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Lightfoot rejects Trump’s threat to send in military: ‘I’ll see him in court’

"Keep in mind, this is a man who likes to bluster," Lightfoot said. "Let’s not overreact."

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Circuit Court Clerk introduces electronic options for court information in non-criminal matters

Criminal case information, however, will not be available online or through the app.

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Seeing black squares on your Instagram feed? Here’s why

Chicago artists like G Herbo, Jennifer Hudson, Lupe Fiasco and Taylor Bennett are all participating in Blackout Tuesday.

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Senior citizens in subsidized housing have been dying alone at home, unnoticed because of coronavirus distancing

The patchwork system of well-being checks in some of Chicago’s public and subsidized housing was not enough to prevent deaths in heartbreaking circumstances.