Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago will proceed with its next stage of reopening after coronavirus stay-at-home orders despite days of unrest and violence. Vandalism and violent clashes have followed peaceful protests citywide after George Floyd's death.
Numerous businesses have been destroyed. City crews helped secure about 175 buildings, many in neighborhood commercial corridors. Still, Lightfoot says the overwhelming response from business owners has been that reopening should continue Wednesday as planned. That's when restaurants, salons and other businesses can open with restrictions.
Chicago has been under strict restrictions since March. Its reopening plan is tied declining COVID-19 infections.