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Published on May 26, 2020
Top Chicago news: 9 killed in deadliest Memorial weekend in years; 24 arrests over stay-home orderPhoto: iStock

Here's what you need to know about what's happening in Chicago.

9 killed, 39 shot over deadliest Memorial Day weekend in years

Nine people were shot and killed in Chicago over the Memorial Day weekend, making it the deadliest since 2015. The dead are among at least 39 people shot from Friday afternoon to early Monday evening, according to Chicago police and data kept by the Tribune.

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Rats scurry for food during COVID-19 restaurant closures

Rats in Chicago are getting hungrier and bolder during Illinois' stay-at-home order. With restaurants closed, they'll follow the food indoors and resort to cannibalism before they starve.

Read the full story on Chicago Tribune.

Police to address stay-at-home order enforcement after video shows scuffle with crowd in Englewood

The video shows a scuffle in the street between some in the crowd and police as officers attempted to break up the large gathering.

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Police report 24 arrests related to enforcement of stay-at-home order

While Illinois is poised to move to Phase Three of the state's reopening plan later this week, the governor's stay-at-home order remains in effect. Chicago police have made two dozen arrests while enforcing the order. The state’s stay-at-home order is currently expected to expire on Friday.

Read the full story on NBC Chicago.

Officer struck by car during Woodlawn traffic stop

A police officer was hurt after being struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop Monday in Woodlawn on the South Side. The female officer tried to grab documentation from a female driver about 2:20 p.m. in the 6300 block of South Vernon Avenue when the driver sped off and struck the officer, Chicago police said. 

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