Chicago/ Community & Society
Published on June 22, 2020
Top Chicago news: 104 shot, 14 fatally, over weekend; mayor opposes removing Columbus statues; morePhoto: iStock

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

104 shot, 14 fatally, over Father’s Day weekend in Chicago 

Chicago saw its highest number of gun violence victims in a single weekend this year with 104 people shot across the city from Friday evening to Monday morning, 14 of them fatally. Five of those killed were children.

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Mayor says Columbus statues shouldn't be taken down

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Thursday that statues of Christopher Columbus should not be torn down in response to the death of George Floyd, because it would amount to erasing history.

Read the full story on Fox News.

Area prep athletes conditioning, hoping to return to ‘normal’ soon

Summer made its official debut recently, and the timing was right for most area prep athletes to hit the training regimen, as allowed by the Illinois High School Association. 

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Dads mark Father's Day from a distance due to pandemic

Wake Sharp got to see his family on Father's Day — see them, not hug them, not kiss them, not even shake hands.

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