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Oak Lawn Extends Curfew After 8 Arrested During Looting, 3 Officers Hurt

Looting was reported in several suburban communities Sunday as well as the city of Chicago

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Leaders in south suburban Oak Lawn implemented a curfew for two additional days following Sunday, in which police officers arrested eight individuals related to looting.

In a message posted on Twitter, Oak Lawn Police Chief Randy Palmer said that looters targeted smoke shops, cell phone stores and electronics, but no incidents of arson were reported.

A total of three police officers suffered non-life threatening injuries during disturbances, Palmer added.

Looting and unrest spread to several south suburban communities on Sunday following a night of chaos and violence in downtown Chicago that resulted in several injuries and many damaged businesses.

A curfew, which was first implemented from 9 p.m. Sunday to Monday, will be in effect through the same time periods through Wednesday morning.

In his post Monday afternoon, Chief Palmer added that Oak Lawn police officers will be prepared for the possibility of looting again in the evening Monday.

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