CHICAGO (CBS)– Signs of summer in the city are here, but many are concerned the violence could get worse with Memorial Day weekend.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Supt. David Brown will address summer safety at 9:30 a.m.
That new city curfew starts Friday.
After a heated debate, the City Council on approved Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to roll back thefrom 11 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
Aldermen voted 30-19, as well as to expand the city’s curfew to include 17-year-olds. As it stands, the city’s curfew hours currently apply only to those under age 17.
The mayhem in Millennium Park Saturday evening resulted in the murder of 16-year-oldright outside the iconic Cloud Gate sculpture, or The Bean. It later spilled into – fights were seen outside the Chase Tower, at Dearborn and Adams streets, and numerous other sites.
The shooting came after a crowd of teens broke out in a fight, groups of them were seen roving through parts of the loop attacking cars that drove past.
Then, shortly after, thatat State Street and Chicago Avenue that left two dead and 7 others shot.
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