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    For decades, troops of children marched past them on school field trips; lawmakers and lobbyists rushed by as they headed into the Colorado State Capitol. But over the past six weeks, the odd collection of monuments, statues and other memorials on the Capitol grounds have received an unprecedented amount of attention, as they became popular targets of graffiti artists during protests. Not only was the Civil War Monument vandalized (and later toppled), but the Armenian Genocide Memorial was damaged...
    LINCOLN PARK — General Iron’s non-shredding operations have been up and running since June 29, despite Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s assurances that the scrapyard remained closed pending an investigation into explosions at the Lincoln Park site. After shutting General Iron’s entire operation down in May, citing the “immediate danger” posed by the site, the city’s building and fire departments allowed the company to partially reopen June 24. Five days later, the scrapper began “intake, baling, sorting, separating, shearing, loading and exit...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City A 27-year-old man was shot execution-style in broad daylight in the rear of a Brooklyn park next to the tennis courts that were again available on Monday for Phase 3 of the COVID-19 reopening. The violence is part of a city-wide spurt that has both the mayor and police department differing on what got the shootings started that have killed 11...
              ROCHESTER, New York (AP) — Police in Rochester were trying to determine Monday who ripped a statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass from its base on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches, delivered in the upstate New York city in 1852. The statue of Douglass was taken on Sunday from Maplewood Park, a site along the Underground Railroad where Douglass and Harriet Tubman helped shuttle slaves to freedom. The statue was...
    Frederick Douglass criticized the design of the Emancipation Monument in Washington, D.C. days after it was unveiled in 1876, according to a recently discovered newspaper clipping, the Wall Street Journal reported. Douglass conveyed his disapproval five days after the statue, depicting a kneeling black man under a standing Abraham Lincoln, was unveiled in a letter to the National Republican newspaper, the WSJ reported. Douglass, who also spoke at the statue’s unveiling, said in his letter that the freed slave could...
    LINCOLN PARK — As General Iron is making serious progress toward moving to East Side, Mayor Lori Lightfoot won’t say whether she’ll meet community demands to keep the scrapyard closed in Lincoln Park during the coronavirus pandemic. Asked Wednesday if she would issue an executive order to close the controversial recycler until coronavirus restrictions are lifted, Lightfoot failed to directly answer the question said General Iron’s Lincoln Park facility is shut down indefinitely after on-site explosions in May. Environmental...
    LINCOLN PARK — Chicago Public Schools is moving to fire one coach and reinstate two others months after they were suspended from Lincoln Park High School amid widespread allegations of misconduct. District officials are still withholding details about the incidents, parents say, pushing them to demand specifics about why the coaches were ousted in the first place in January and February. At the time, the boys basketball team’s season was suspended and a number of top administrators were ousted:...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Lincoln Park Zoo reopens to the general public Monday morning as Chicago continues its Phase 4 re-opening.There will be some changes in effect, starting with 10 a.m. ticket reservations.Animal lovers will be able to enjoy the iconic zoo once again, but of course there are more safety changes to keep in mind.WATCH: Heres what you need to know about Phase 4 in IllinoisEMBED More News Videos Illinois moves into Phase 4 of reopening June 26. What...
    The depiction of Abraham Lincoln freeing a slave — immortalized as a statue in D.C.’s Lincoln Park — has been at the center of recent controversy. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Protests spurred by the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in late May are continuing for a fourth week this weekend in the District. WTOP will be covering developments on Saturday, throughout D.C., beginning with the Black Mamas March that began late in the morning of...
    Protesters and counter-protesters are clashing in Washington, DC’s Capitol Hill neighborhood Friday over whether to tear down the Emancipation Monument in Lincoln Park.
    The Emancipation Memorial in D.C.’s Lincoln Park depicts a freed slave kneeling at the feet of President Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, June 25, 2020. Calls are intensifying for the removal of the statue as the nation confronts racial injustice. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Protesters continued to gather Friday around D.C. a month after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. The ongoing demonstrations Friday included a gathering at Lincoln Park, demanding the removal of the nearly 150-year-old Emancipation Memorial,...
    Pedestrians pass the Lincoln Park Emancipation statue, which depicts President Abraham Lincoln standing over a kneeling, freed man, in Washington, D.C., on June 22, 2020. (Photo by Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) A statue of President Abraham Lincoln standing over a freed slave in D.C. is under renewed scrutiny, with protesters announcing their intention to tear down the monument Thursday. Calls for the removal of the nearly 150-year-old Emancipation Memorial at Lincoln Park near Capitol Hill have intensified this week....
    CHICAGO (CBS)– Entering Phase 4 means Chicago’s zoos and aquarium will be start reopening. However, new safety measures and restrictions in place my mean your trip could look different. Here’s what you need to know before planning your trip. Shedd Aquarium  Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium reopens to the general public on Friday, July 3 and to aquarium members on July 1. Online ticket sales for the general public entry are available for purchase online or by phone at 312-939-2438. Tickets are...
    National Guardsmen are being activated in the District to help protect monuments and memorials from potential damage by demonstrators. On Wednesday, the D.C. National Guard put about 400 troops on standby after the U.S. Park Police requested backup in efforts to prevent protesters from toppling monuments. The guardsmen will be unarmed, but may wear face shields for personal protection, according to The Washington Post. The move comes after demonstrators toppled and set fire to a statue of Albert Pike,...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- As zoos and other attractions get ready to welcome back visitors, theyre also getting their safety protocols to protect against the spread of COVID-19 in place.Titus and Brutus, Brookfield Zoos new 4-year-old African male lions are waiting to meet Chicago area visitors for the first time.When the zoo reopens its doors, on July 1 for members and July 8 for the general public, visitors will see a new animatronic dinosaur exhibit located outside, throughout the park. They...
    As protests and riots have expanded across the country, so have the targets of demonstrators ire. First, rioters went after police-related items, especially precincts and cop cars. Then their attention turned to Confederate flags and statues, as well as memorials to Christopher Columbus. Now their list of unacceptable structures includes those dedicated to abolitionists, Founding Fathers, generals who defeated the Confederate South, and emancipators — and even a famous progressive president. The most recent example reportedly...
    Del. Eleanor Holmes NortonEleanor Holmes NortonTrump calls for Congress to take action against lowlifes who burn American flag DC delegate proposes removing Andrew Jackson statue from Lafayette Square This week: Congress set for showdown on police reform legislation MORE (D), Washington, D.C.’s representative in the House, is introducing a bill to remove the Emancipation Statue from the citys Lincoln Park. The designers of the Emancipation Statue in Lincoln Park in DC didn’t take into account the views of African Americans. It shows,...
    NFL Hall of Famers with highest net worth BTIG: Only Nasdaq at a record is bad sign for U.S. stocks Petition calls for removal of Emancipation Statue in Capitol Hills Lincoln Park; Some fight to protect it As the debate over confederate statues and other monuments continues to heat up around the country and here at home, equal rights advocates are shifting their attention to another controversial statue on Capitol Hill and now a petition to bring it down....
    Trucks carry fencing and barriers that will be put up in Lafayette Square. (WTOP/Ken Duffy) The fencing in Lafayette Square that was taken down after the height of protests in D.C. following the killing of George Floyd is now back up. Trucks loaded up with fencing, and barriers were in the area Tuesday to erect the 8-foot tall fencing that once surrounded the area near the White House. Fencing and barricades are going back up at Lafayette Park. As close...
    Bradley Cortright June 23, 2020 0 Comments As public officials take a fresh look at statues of historical figures, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Washington, D.C.’s non-voting delegate to the House of Representatives, is pushing to take down a statue of President Abraham Lincoln.  Norton is planning on introducing legislation in Congress that would remove a statue of Lincoln from Lincoln Park in Washington, D.C. “The designers of the Emancipation Statue in Lincoln Park in DC didn’t take into account the...
    Washington, D.C.’s congressional delegate, Eleanor Holmes, said Tuesday she will introduce legislation to remove a “problematic” statue of Abraham Lincoln from D.C.’s Lincoln Park on Capitol Hill. Holmes cited the statue’s “problematic depiction of the fight to achieve emancipation” as grounds for its removal. The statue shows Lincoln standing over a shackled slave holding the Emancipation Proclamation. “Although formerly enslaved Americans paid for this statue to be built in 1876, the design and sculpting process was done without their input...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — One pizzeria in Wicker Park isn’t just baking pies. They’re also helping to fight the coronavirus by making face shields. “People don’t expect that from a pizza shop, but like, that’s the old world,” said Dimitri Syrkin-Nikolau, owner of Dimo’s Pizza. “We’re in the new world now. And that was what was needed.” Dimo’s Pizza is baking face shields in the pizza ovens, melting acrylic, molding it and adding straps. Producing the PPE helped save jobs after the...
    LINCOLN PARK — Lincoln Park Zoo will reopen to the general publicnext week — but you’ll need a reservation to get in. The zoo will open to the public by reservation only on June 29, officials announced Monday. There will be limited capacity as well as strict guidelines for attendees to follow. Members will be able to explore the zoo starting Saturday, with members-only visits allowed through the following Monday. Attendees to book a reservation online here or...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two Chicago-area zoos have announced plans Monday to reopen after closing in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.RELATED: Chicago Reopening: Phase 4 of reopening for city set for Friday, Mayor Lightfoot saysThe Lincoln Park Zoo said it will reopen to the general public on June 29, with limited capacity and strict safety guidelines, according to a press release; and the Brookfield Zoo will open to the general public starting July 8.Both zoos are offering earlier admission for...
    CHICAGO -- Chicagos Lincoln Park Zoo announced the parks reopening date Monday.RELATED: Chicago Reopening: Phase 4 of reopening for city set for Friday, Mayor Lightfoot saysThe free zoo in the Lincoln Park neighborhood will reopen to the general public on June 29, with limited capacity and strict safety guidelines, according to a press release.CLICK HERE TO BECOME A LINCOLN PARK ZOO MEMBERLincoln Park Zoo members will be able to return to the zoo earlier with members-only access June 26-28. We...