Top Chicago news: 18 killed on most violent day in city's history; 3,000 arrests during protests

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By Hoodline - Published on June 09, 2020.

Here's the most recent top news you may have missed in Chicago.

Crowds rally for black, Latino unity 

Crowds rallied for black, Latino unity and "the power of community" Monday evening in the Pilsen neighborhood.

Read the full story on Chicago Tribune.

Chicago records most violent day in city's history: 18 killed on May 31 

While Chicago was roiled by another day of protests and looting in the wake of George Floyd’s death, 18 people were killed on May 31, making it the single most violent day in Chicago in six decades, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab. 

Read the full story on Chicago Sun Times.

More than 3,000 arrested for civil unrest, looting since May 29

Chicago police have made 2,665 arrests for civil unrest and disorderly conduct since May 29, the day protests began, Supt. David Brown said during a Monday call with reporters. Another 788 arrests have been made for looting.

Read the full story on Block Club Chicago.

Police lieutenant says Chicago was unprepared for unrest

From making decisions on how to deploy his officers to being overwhelmed by people looting, the lieutenant gives a supervisor's perspective.

Read the full story on Block Club Chicago.

Chicago Freedom School cited after offering food, water to protesters trapped downtown

The school, which ordered pizzas and gave out granola bars, was cited for “preparing and serving large quantities of food without the proper retail food establishment license."

Read the full story on Block Club Chicago.

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