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Suburban Looting, Protests: Cicero Declares State of Emergency, Clean-Up Begins in Naperville

Suburban communities are preparing for another day of protests, looting and civil unrest Tuesday.

At least one community has already declared a state of emergency, as Cicero officials have imposed a curfew of 8 p.m. Tuesday amid the unrest.

Aurora and Naperville have also dealt with looting in recent days, and Kenosha County declared states of emergency on both Sunday and Monday.

Here are the latest headlines from around the area:

8:47 p.m.: Joliet Mayor Under Investigation After Confrontation With Protester

Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk is under investigation after a scuffle between the mayor and a protester was caught on camera Monday evening.

The video purportedly shows the mayor wrestling with the protester, whom he said attacked him and several other police officers while authorities were trying to disperse the crowd.

The Will County State's Attorney's Office and Joliet Police Department have asked the Illinois State Police to investigate the incident to avoid any potential conflicts of interest.

O'Dekirk is a former Joliet police officer.

7:15 p.m.: Cicero Announces Series of Street Closures as Curfew Approaches

Cicero police have closed multiple roads on Tuesday night as protests continue in the suburb.

According to police, Cicero Avenue is closed between Roosevelt and Ogden, while Cermak Road is closed between 47th Avenue and 50th Avenue.

Police say 16th Street is also closed between 46th and Cicero as of 7:10 p.m.

Residents are urged to avoid the area if at all possible.

4:20 p.m.: Plainfield Police Prepare for Potential Protests

Police in suburban Plainfield are preparing for potential protests at Plainfield North High School on Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities say they will “put plans in place” to support the event, and to ensure that the protests remain peaceful, according to a post on the department’s Twitter account.

4:13 p.m.: Aurora Extends Curfew Through Wednesday Morning

The city of Aurora has extended its curfew for another night, and travel restrictions will be put in place as police and safety officials look to quell civil unrest in the town.

According to authorities, the curfew will resume at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night and will end at 6 a.m. Wednesday. Residents are asked to remain in their homes, and to only travel for work during those hours.

In addition, police will block all exits from Interstate 88 during the curfew. Residents can show identification to authorities at those exits to gain entry, according to police.

3:35 p.m.: Naperville Police Make 11 Arrests After Monday Protests

After a group of nearly 300 individuals stormed through downtown Naperville, vandalizing businesses and looting some stores, police say they made nearly one dozen arrests Monday.

According to officials, most of the arrested individuals face charges ranging from burglary to possession of stolen merchandise.

Officials also say that multiple police officers were injured after an explosive device was thrown at a group of officers during the looting. All injuries from the incident are minor, and all officers are expected to recover.

At least one civilian suffered serious injuries after they were stabbed during the fracas, while another suffered a broken leg.

2 p.m.: Cicero Police Declare State of Emergency, Impose Curfew as of 8 p.m.

A day after at least 60 people were arrested for primarily felony charges, and two individuals were shot and killed amid violent protests and looting, a state of emergency has been declared by city officials.

In addition, a mandatory 8 p.m. curfew has been put into place by Cicero police.

Cicero Police Chief Jerry Chlada Jr. said that they stand with the family of George Floyd, but do not condemn violent protests and looting happening in the town.

Due to escalating violence in the Cicero area, officials declared the town is in a state of emergency and will enforce a curfew effective at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

On Monday, the police received 41 calls of shots fired, with the first at 6:00 p.m. as one 27-year-old from Cicero was shot and killed.

Another call of shots fired came at 6:15 p.m. resulting in one 29-year-old man from Chicago shot and killed.

Cicero police requested agencies help control looting and criminals engaging in illegal activity during this time.

Chlada asked residents to remain in homes, closing several major streets, and allow for police to do their jobs.

Police officials said anyone found with weapons in the Cicero area will be arrested at this point in time.

Monday, June 1

10:28 p.m.: Naperville Businesses Damaged by Looters, Vandals

In dramatic footage, vandals and looters are seen damaging windows and structures at multiple Naperville businesses on Monday evening.

Damage has been reported at a Walgreens store and a Barnes and Noble location in Naperville, and some protesters were seen shooting off fireworks during clashes with police.

NBC 5's Sky 5 helicopter is heading to Naperville for a closer look at the damage.

8:53 p.m. At Least 2 Killed, 60 Arrested Amid Unrest in Cicero

At least two people were killed and 60 individuals arrested amid an evening of unrest, looting and violence in west suburban Cicero Monday.

The Cook County Sheriff's Office and Illinois State Police were called to assist local law enforcement as a result of high tensions in the area.

Officials in suburban Cicero say that two people were killed during unrest in the community on Monday, and that at least 60 people have been arrested.

7:48 p.m. Naperville Issues State of Emergency, Curfew

A state of emergency and mandatory curfew has been issued by Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico.

The curfew will start at 9 p.m. Monday and last until 6 a.m. Tuesday due to the widespread incidents of violence, vandalism and stealing throughout the Chicagoland area, according to a news release.

7:26 p.m. Cicero Police Ask Residents to Stay Home After Clashes Between Looters, Officers

Cicero police are asking residents to stay home after officers were involved in numerous clashes with looters on Monday afternoon.

According to authorities, Cicero police requested assistance from the Illinois State Police and Cook County Sheriff’s Police to help deal with the outbreak of looting and violence:

Cicero police also said that there were multiple reports on social media that police officers were firing shots at residents, but those rumors are not true.

There have been multiple reports of looting and violence throughout Cicero on Monday, with at least two people injured in shootings in the suburb.

7:20 p.m. Metra Suspends Service for Tuesday

For the third day in a row, Metra has announced that it will suspend all service as protests and civil unrest continue around the Chicago area.

In a social media post, the agency announced that it would suspend “all service” on Tuesday “for the safety of the public and our employees.”

5:55 p.m. : Pace Suspends Service for Second Night

The Pace suburban bus service has suspended service Monday night — for the second night in a row.

Service will be halted at 7 p.m. and is expected to resume at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning.

5:34 p.m.: Berwyn Issues Curfew Effective at 6 p.m.

In just over 25 minutes, Berwyn will be under a mandatory curfew, according to local officials:


e curfew will expire at 5 a.m., according to the City of Berwyn, and is in effect for all residents, visitors and non-essential workers.

“Reports of armed violence from Cicero heading westward towards Berwyn are being addressed by first responders,” officials said in the social media post.

5:16 p.m.: Aurora Shuts Down All Downtown Streets Amid Unrest

Aurora police have shut down all streets in the downtown portion of the city due to civil unrest and concerns over looting:

Several exit ramps from Interstate 88 have also been shut down by authorities.

4:54 p.m.: Gov. Pritzker Issues Disaster Proclamation Amid Looting, Civil Unrest

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation Monday to direct assets to help communities across the state to deal with civil unrest and looting.

Several suburban counties, including Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will counties are listed on the proclamation, according to the governor.

In addition, 250 additional National Guard soldiers will be deployed across the state to assist local law enforcement agencies, and more than 300 Illinois State Police troopers will be deployed to assist in that effort.

4:46 p.m.: Kenosha County Issues Emergency Alert, Sets Curfew for Next 2 Nights

Kenosha County officials have again imposed an Emergency Curfew beginning at 8 p.m. Monday night, according to a press release issued by the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department.

The curfew will run through 7 a.m., and will be in effect again on Tuesday night and into Wednesday.

“The members of the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department will continue increased city and countywide patrols to protect the safety of our residents and businesses,” the department said in a statement. “We will continue to work with local and regional law enforcement partners.”

Deputies will continue to increase patrols throughout the county in an effort to protect homes and businesses, the department said.

4:25 p.m.: Businesses Put Boards Over Windows as Precautionary Measure in Niles

Authorities in suburban Niles say that stores in the area are closing for precautionary purposes due to fears over potential looting Monday evening:

Golf Mill Mall is closed, according to authorities.

Police did emphasize that no reports of looting have been filed with police, but that the department will be out “in full force” to keep the community safe.

4:10 p.m.: Aurora Police Warn of Protests Near Fox Valley Mall

According to an emergency alert issued by Aurora police, protests are possible near Fox Valley Mall Monday afternoon and into the evening hours.

According to authorities, businesses are being encouraged to close for the day, and residents are advised to avoid the area.

3:15 p.m.: Wilmette Authorities Shut Down I-94 Ramps, Ask Shopping Centers to Close Early

In an effort to limit access to downtown areas and the community at-large, authorities in suburban Wilmette are closing all ramps from Interstate 94 as reports of unrest continue to spread around the area.

According to officials, numerous shopping centers, including Edens Plaza, West Lake Plaza and Wilmette Commons are all being asked to close early and to barricade their entrances.

Despite those precautions, authorities say there are "no credible threats" the village at this time, but that the actions are being undertaken as a preventative measure.

3 p.m.: Joliet to Declare State of Emergency for 3rd Straight Day

Officials in suburban Joliet have declared a Local State of Emergency for the third consecutive day due to “multiple acts of vandalism and violence” that occurred on Sunday, and could potentially continue to occur on Monday.

As part of that order, a citywide curfew will be in place from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., according to city officials.

Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk will hold a press conference to address the State of Emergency Monday afternoon.

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2:20 p.m.: Oak Lawn Police Impose Curfew, Say 3 Officers Hurt in Unrest Sunday

Police in suburban Oak Lawn say that eight people were arrested Sunday amid civil unrest and looting.

There were no incidents of arson, but looters targeted several stores in the community, including smoke shops, cell phone stores and electronics retailers, according to police.

In addition, three Oak Lawn police officers suffered injuries during the unrest, but all of the injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening.

As a result, the community has imposed a curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for both Monday and Tuesday nights, according to a post on the agency’s Twitter account:

2 p.m.: Tinley Park Businesses Ordered to Shut Down at 3 p.m.

Officials in suburban Tinley Park are requesting all businesses to close by 3 p.m. and to remain closed through 6 a.m. Tuesday due to “current threat information,” according to a social media post by village officials:

A mandatory curfew will also be in effect beginning at 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. Monday.

“The Village is working with our neighboring communities and public safety agencies to share information and collaborate on plans to keep the entire region safe,” officials said in a statement.

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