Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has lifted the 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, effective immediately. The mayor announced the news on her Twitter page this afternoon.
“I know this time in our city and our country has been difficult for us all, and I’m grateful to our residents for working together to navigate this challenging time,” she tweeted.
The response to her tweet, posted at 12:37 p.m., was immediate. In less than 20 minutes the tweet had more than 1,000 likes and nearly 400 retweets.
Lightfoot imposed the curfew after a large downtown protest last weekend led to a night of widespread looting.