Mayor Lori Lightfoot announces an “all-hands-on-deck” approach to preventing a repeat of massive looting across the city and on the Magnificent Mile, triggering fears for residents and business owners who say the future looks bleak. The Chicago Police Department is deploying 1,000 officers and is asking the public for help in apprehending suspects in addition to the 100 that have been arrested.
As parts of the city cleaned up from looting, a tornado hit Rogers Park and other parts of the region, knocking out power for 82,000 ComEd customers who haven’t had electricity for days. The tornado destroyed thousands of city trees and caused tens of millions of dollars in damage, but no loss of life has been reported.
With the election just 82 days away, the embattled USPS sends a warning to Illinois and 45 other states saying some mail-in votes may not be counted. Joe Biden taps Sen. Kamala Harris to be his running mate as next week’s Democratic National Convention goes virtual. And state Sen. Terry Link steps down from the Legislative Ethics Commission a day after he was charged with federal income tax evasion.
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