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Chicago aldermen managing fallout after unrest

Posted On: Jun 3, 2020   |   Posted By: WGN TV

Chicago aldermen managing fallout after unrest

CHICAGO - As Chicago cleans up, aldermen have been traveling through neighborhoods to manage the fallout.
Ald. Raymond Lopez's 15th Ward represents the West Side, including Brighton Park.
“About 30 businesses about 10 percent of my overall business were damaged in some form or another,” Lopez said. “In many parts of the community what we saw was the targeted attack on all of those neighborhood institutions that people rely on.”
Drug stores, grocery stores and retailers were hit across Chicago.
South Side Alderman Anthony Beale , who represents Pullman, said his business districts were obliterated but he worked to protect Walmart from rioters.
“We were totally caught flat-footed as a city in response to this and when the city did respond,” Beale said. “We had 375 National Guard to protect downtown. And so downtown got protected but the communities were left hanging.”
Once again Wednesday, Mayor Lightfoot strongly dismissed this criticism, saying on a conference call with reporters that the organized...

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