Police block Chicago Ave.

To limit people from entering the city

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By Stacey Sheridan

Staff Reporter

As of 3 p.m., Sunday, May 31, Oak Park Police have blocked off Chicago Avenue at the request of the Chicago Police Department to prevent people from entering the city of Chicago, according to Commander Dave Jacobson of the Oak Park Police Department.

Chicago Avenue will be closed until further notice.

Mass displays protesting the death of Minnesota man George Floyd have spread throughout the nation – with teargassing, looting and rioting accompanying the protests.  

Looting has begun on Madison, Cicero and Chicago Avenues in Chicago's Austin neighborhood.

This is a developing story.

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Brian Slowiak  

Posted: June 1st, 2020 6:01 PM

And every day, African Americans in African American communities shoot and kill one another and nothing is said.

Jason Cohen  

Posted: June 1st, 2020 3:15 PM

Stores can repair and replace inventory but what can't be replaced are the black people's lives ruined by police brutality. None of this is good but it's very easy to understand why people are beyond frustrated. I mean NFL players take a knee to respond to this issue and the Pence walks out to "protest" and now here we are. The blame for all of this lies with those in power that can actually make a difference and help change things but refuse to.

Tom MacMillan from Oak Park  

Posted: June 1st, 2020 5:03 AM

Yeah Sarah, this is paradise. Curfew. Smashed glass door to the business across the street. Watching local businesses hide inventory from windows. I'm not sure why you live here either if you think that is ok.

Tom Leeds  

Posted: May 31st, 2020 9:34 PM

Sarah, this is not normal behavior.

Sarah Buerger from Oak Park  

Posted: May 31st, 2020 8:14 PM

Not sure why you live here if that is how you feel, Tom M

Tom MacMillan from Oak Park  

Posted: May 31st, 2020 5:58 PM

So looting has begun in Austin and a thin line of police cars are all that remains to make a final stand. Wow, just another Oak Park Sunday.

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