City officials to address summer safety plans ahead of Memorial Day weekend


CHICAGO (CBS)– The signs of summer in the city are there, but many fear the violence will escalate with Memorial Day weekend.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Supt. David Brown will address summer safety at 9:30 a.m.

This new city curfew begins on Friday.

After a heated debate, City Council approved Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to roll back the Citywide curfew for minors from 11 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Aldermen voted 30-19 to approve the one-hour cancellation of weekend curfew hours, as well as expanding the city’s curfew to include 17-year-olds. As it stands, the city’s curfew hours currently only apply to under-17s.

Chaos at Millennium Park on Saturday night led to the murder of a 16-year-old Seandell Holidays just outside the iconic Cloud Gate sculpture, or The Bean. It later spread to other downtown Chicago neighborhoods – fighting was seen outside Chase Tower, Dearborn and Adams streets, and many other sites.

The shooting came after a crowd of teenagers broke out in a fight, groups of them were seen wandering around parts of the loop attacking passing cars.

Then, shortly after, mass shooting at State Street and Chicago Avenue which left two people dead and 7 others shot dead.


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