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Suburban Protests: Demonstrations Planned, Modified Curfews

Here are the latest headlines from around the area

After another day of protests and curfews, suburban communities continue to prepare for additional demonstrations Friday.

Here are the latest headlines from around the area:

4:20 p.m.: Aurora Cancels Curfew for Friday Night

Aurora announced it has canceled its curfew, which was set to take effect at 10 p.m. Friday and continue through 6 a.m. Saturday.

The decision came after "reviewing conditions in Aurora and surrounding communities," the city said.

A decision on Saturday's scheduled curfew will be made Saturday afternoon.

Travel restrictions have also been removed from downtown Aurora, according to city officials, though modifications remain in place near the Fox Valley Mall during the overnight hours.

3:11 p.m.: 11 Charged With Felonies Related to Aurora Demonstrations

A total of 11 people have been charged with felonies for alleged criminal conduct related to demonstrations in suburban Aurora, the Kane County State's Attorney's Office announced Friday.

The charges include burglary, retail theft, aggravated battery to a peace officer and criminal damage to government supported property.

In a news release Friday afternoon, State's Attorney Joe McMahon said the individuals charged were more interested in mayhem than protesting for meaningful change.

"All are opportunistic criminals who sought to steal the spotlight away from those who were demonstrating, whether by looting, engaging in violent conduct or putting someone’s life and safety at risk," he stated.

2:30 p.m.: Multiple Protests Planned in Waukegan Area, Police Say

Waukegan police warned of multiple protests planned in the Chicago area Friday and Saturday.

The department said events were possible in Winthrop Harbor Friday and in Zion and Waukegan Saturday.

"We are asking our families in Waukegan to be alert of your surroundings," the department wrote in an alert. "We are all living in the same area and want to make our neighborhood where we live with our families safer by working together and in conjunction with local law enforcement to reduce crime."

1:30 p.m.: Naperville Alerts Residents of Street Closures Ahead of Possible Protest

Naperville alerted residents Friday of intermittent street closures in the downtown area Friday "due to rumors of a large protest that could potentially draw large crowds."

"There will be a police presence in and around this area for the safety of all," the alert stated.

Photos: Signs With Positive Messages, Tributes Cover Boarded-Up Naperville Stores

12 p.m.: Aurora Prepares for Additional Demonstrations

Heading into the weekend, Aurora officials say they're monitoring and evaluating additional planned demonstrations.

"In an effort to maintain a safe environment for Aurora residents and businesses, modified overnight curfew hours will continue into the weekend," the city wrote on Facebook.

11 a.m.: Walk for Peace Planned in Schaumburg

Residents in Schaumburg have planned a "walk for peace" in the northwest Chicago suburb in memory of George Floyd. The event aims to be peaceful and kid-friendly, according to organizers. It is set to begin at 5 p.m.

6 a.m.: Curfew Lifts in Aurora

Aurora's modified curfew lifted at 6 a.m. Friday, but will continue nightly through the weekend, officials said.

The curfew will continue from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. nightly through the morning of June 7, city officials said.

"Residents are asked to remain at home and to only travel for employment during the curfew hours," the city said in an alert to residents. "If necessary, any further decisions will be announced on Sunday."

Access to the city from Interstate 88 will no longer be restricted, officials said, but the following road closures remain in place:

• Entrance into the downtown area is prohibited during the curfew without residential or employment identification.

• Strict travel restrictions are in place at Fox Valley Mall. Residents are asked to avoid the area.

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