Chicago, IL / 10 Aug / Reports of Widespread Looting in Chicago’s Loop

SigAct: Widespread looting in Chicago’s loop after in response to an officer-involved shooting in the Englewood neighborhood. Many high-end retail stores broken into, damaged, and looted along the Magnificent Mile and the Loop. L Service suspended to the Loop, bridges were raised, and ramps closed. Gunshots were heard, presumably between law enforcement and looters, on an ABC 7 broadcast covering the looting. Curfew in place 10 Aug from 8pm – 6am. Looting reported as highly organized suggesting BLM may have played a part.

Recommendations: Avoid Chicago’s loop and downtown – especially at night.

Sources: 

https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-mayor-tells-looters-we-are-coming-for-you/6364053/

https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/8/10/21361546/magnificent-mile-looting-vandalism-property-damage-michigan

https://www.foxnews.com/us/widespread-looting-reported-in-chicago-after-police-involved-shooting

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/police-shots-fired-amid-looting-in-downtown-chicago/ar-BB17MGxo