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Hundreds March In Black Lives Matter Protest In Downers Grove

"We can't let the momentum die with this," protester Elizabeth Fenech told Patch.

Chicago Police Officer Shot In Vest, Gunman Arrested: Police

An officer investigating a shooting on the West Side was able to return fire after he was struck in the shoulder early Monday, police said.

Nursing Home Slapped With Coronavirus Death Lawsuit

Family of 81-year-old man who died of COVID-19 sues Bridgeview Health Care Center over claims of gross negligence.

Father Files Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Assault At Middle School

The father of a seventh grader who reported a sexual assault in a bathroom last year filed a lawsuit after police closed the investigation.

Drive-By Parade Held For Nurse, National Guard Captain

The family put the parade together for Lorrie Novak as she set out for her second deployment to Afghanistan.

Louis Mall Reopens, Makes Changes Though

Most of the retail stores at the Louis Joliet Mall had remained closed since the new coronavirus reached Illinois in March.

Some Parks, Libraries Open, Chicago Eases Coronavirus Restrictions

Chicago parks west of Lake Shore Drive, libraries and the City Hall payment center reopened as officials eased coronavirus restrictions.

300 Gather For Protest In Lemont: Photos, Video

Around 300 people gathered in Lemont on Sunday for a protest in the wake of George Floyd's death.

'This Is Not A Setback': Tranquility Salon Returns After Shutdown

Meg'n Barba, owner of the Beverly neighborhood hair salon, says the two-month absence has allowed for more innovation and creativity.

Black Lives Matter March Along Longwood Drive, Western Avenue

A few hundred gathered at Barnard Park at 105th and Longwood Sunday before marching through the neighborhood.

Hundreds Gather At Fountain Square In Support Of Black Lives

Several local community groups organized a rally against racism in downtown Evanston Sunday.

Teens Organize Protest To Support Black Lives Matter Movement

The friends are considering a weekly protest “to make sure that this does not go away, because police brutality needs to end."

Protesters 'Say Their Names' At Peaceful Black Lives Matter March

200 protesters participate in peaceful Black Lives Matter march in Oak Lawn. Photos and video.

Thousands Gather In Chicago To Demand An End To Police Brutality

30,000 protesters started Saturday morning with a sit-down demonstration in Union Park.

Six Flags Great America Reopening Date Still Uncertain

Park officials say they could safely reopen now, but state officials could keep them shuttered for the rest of the year.

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