Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has imposed a 6 pm curfew for anyone under 18 at Millenium Park which is located in downtown Chicago. The ordinance comes after a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed at the tourist attraction last Saturday. “Effective immediately, from Thursday through Sunday, unaccompanied minors are not allowed in Millennium Park after 6:00 p.m.,” Lightfoot said in a press release. “This new policy will be strictly enforced and violations will be dealt with swiftly. All of our residents and visitors under the age of 18 are welcome at the Park during the evening hours as long as they are accompanied by at least one responsible adult.”
The victim who was shot on Saturday was identified as 16-year-old Seandell Holliday. The alleged shooter in that crime is 17 and is being charged with second-degree murder. To read more about this story click here.