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Published on June 18, 2020
Top Chicago news: 3 killed in South Side car crash; activists push for new police oversight boardPhoto: iStock

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

3 killed in car crash on South Side

Three people were killed when a car they were riding in slammed into a fire hydrant and then a tree on Chicago's South Side early Wednesday, police said. 

Read the full story on Houston Chronicle.

Activists push for new police oversight board in Chicago

A couple hundred activists gathered outside of City Hall on Wednesday to call on the mayor and City Council to create a new elected board that would have the power to investigate and fire police officers. 

Read the full story on MySanAntonio.

Chicago’s cocktails-to-go measure gets the go-ahead

It's not exactly quaffing hurricanes on Bourbon Street, but Chicagoans can now legally carry away cocktails from local bars as the City Council followed the state's lead in trying to give taverns another source of revenue to weather the pandemic.

Read the full story on Chicago Tribune.

Bars and brewers reopen, but only for outdoor customers

Tables must be 6 feet apart, with six people or fewer. Customers can’t stay longer than two hours, and alcohol sales at both bars and restaurants must be ended at 11 p.m., while carryout booze or delivery will end by 9 p.m.

Read the full story on Chicago Tribune.

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