How a time bomb erupted in Chicago’s ‘two cities’ amid pandemic, economic and policing crises | The Guardian

For many of the city’s residents, the events were not so much a shock as a social time bomb going off that had been ticking louder and louder since the springChicago mayor Lori Lightfoot said she woke up in shock and pain for her city on Monday, after crowds overnight broke windows and looted stores in the north side shopping area known as the Magnificent Mile. Related: Chicago erupts with violence and looting after police shooting Continue reading…

For many of the city’s residents, the events were not so much a shock as a social time bomb going off that had been ticking louder and louder since the spring

Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot said she woke up in shock and pain for her city on Monday, after crowds overnight broke windows and looted stores in the north side shopping area known as the Magnificent Mile.

Related: Chicago erupts with violence and looting after police shooting

Continue reading…


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