Chicago police had a public safety drill downtown Thursday to test city workers' ability to quickly shut down streets and control crowds during large gatherings.
Chicago police on Thursday released another batch of surveillance video images of people wanted for allegedly looting stores downtown earlier in August.
On Friday, Chicago officials -- under pressure -- pledged to respond forcefully to any looting, theft or vandalism attempts this weekend.
Police have released surveillance photos in an attempt to identify Monday looting suspects on the Magnificent Mile.
Black Lives Matter Chicago co-founder Aislinn Pulley says the recent looting in Chicago undercuts the message the organization is trying to convey, while faulting Mayor Lori Lightfoot for slow-pedaling reforms in the city's police department.
Videos circulating on social media purportedly show the widespread looting that happened in Chicago overnight following a police-involved shooting in the city Sunday.
'We are not going to let our city be taken over by criminals and vigilantes,' Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.
Police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a woman in a minivan on the Fourth of July near the Magnificent Mile.
Two juvenile boys, 15 and 16, and three 18-year-old men each face a felony count of retail theft over $300 and a misdeamnor count of trespass.
A 65-year-old woman was killed Sunday when she fell seven stories inside the popular Chicago mall called Water Tower Place.
First responders converged on Water Tower Place on the Magnificent Mile Tuesday for an active shooter drill.