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Top Chicago news: Looters destroy Black-owned business on South Side; Fiesta del Sol going online

Top Chicago news: Looters destroy Black-owned business on South Side; Fiesta del Sol going online
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By Hoodline - Published on June 24, 2020.

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

For one Black-owned business in Chicago, looters hit harder than the pandemic

Shatira Wilks says her Edible Arrangements franchise in Chicago's South Side was "just destroyed." She's not sure she'll reopen.

Read the full story on Business Insider.

2 women killed in Gresham were trying to help relative escape domestic abuse

Two women fatally shot in the Gresham neighborhood Monday were trying to rescue a family member from an abusive partner, according to police.

Read the full story on Chicago Tribune.

West Loopers can weigh in on future of Randolph Street at virtual meeting

As part of the city's Randolph Street Corridor Improvement Study, the city is gathering input to "reimagine the historic corridor as an active, safe and comfortable environment for all users." The Chicago Department of Transportation will host a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday on Zoom. 

Read the full story on Block Club Chicago.

Fiesta del Sol going virtual

The 48th annual festival, which celebrates Latino heritage and culture, will be held online July 30-Aug. 2, the Pilsen Neighbors Community Council announced.

Read the full story on Block Club Chicago.

Lawsuit claims Chicago police using virus to deny suspects' rights

A lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges the Chicago Police Department has used the coronavirus pandemic and recent protests as "cover" to deny criminal suspects their legal right to speak with attorneys. 

Read the full story on Houston Chronicle.


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