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Top Chicago news: Businesses hesitant to reopen amid looting; 1,500 rioters arrested; more

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By Hoodline - Published on June 03, 2020.

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

Man accused of handing out explosives during Minneapolis protest is arrested in Chicago

A 28-year-old man from Illinois is facing federal charges for allegedly handing out explosive devices during protests in Minneapolis. Matthew Lee Rupert was arrested by police in Chicago early Sunday morning for violating the city's emergency curfew. When officers searched Rupert's car, they found multiple explosive devices.

Read the full story on Newsradio 740 KTRH.

Chicago business owners hesitant to reopen amid looting, vandalism

Chicago businesses have been given the green light to reopen on Wednesday under the city's Phase 3 plan, but some owners are not so sure it's the best time to welcome back customers.

Read the full story on ABC Chicago, WLS.

Protest in Bronzeville led by faith leaders aims to bring back message they say looters have taken away

A protest in Bronzeville on Tuesday evening was aimed at bringing back the message of police reform and racial equality. Organizers say the message has gotten lost as rioters and looters have pulled attention onto themselves.

Read the full story on ABC Chicago, WLS.

1,500 rioters arrested, most on minor charges

Nearly 80% of those arrested in Chicago riots last weekend were charged with disorderly conduct, according to police.

Read the full story on ABC Chicago, WLS.

Residents left scrambling for medications and essentials as looted pharmacies, grocery stores remain closed

Residents, already hit hard by the governor's stay-at-home order, are now having a difficult time meeting their most basic needs.

Read the full story on ABC Chicago, WLS.


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