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Several Suburbs Implement Curfews Amid Reports of Looting and Unrest

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At least three of Chicago's south suburbs imposed curfew Sunday after reports of looting and unrest following a night of chaos and destruction downtown Chicago.

While looting was reported at some suburban malls, others closed in the afternoon hours out of an abundance of caution.

In suburban Tinley Park, a citywide curfew was ordered effective at 8 p.m. Sunday due to protests and looting in the city, according to authorities. Tinley Park residents were also asked to remain indoors due to “protests and civil unrest," according to a Facebook post by city officials.

The village of Oak Lawn was set to enact a 9 p.m. curfew due to "civil unrest in nearby communities," but in a Facebook post clarified that the village hadn't experienced any issues Sunday afternoon.

In neighboring Chicago Ridge, a curfew will go into effect from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., meaning essential travel will only be allowed. Chicago Ridge Mall was closed as a precaution Sunday evening, and village officials urged other local businesses to close as well.

Similarly, officials in Kankakee County issued a "precautionary stay-at-home order" following reports of unrest in the region.

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