North Riverside Mayor Hubert Hermanek Jr. announced Wednesday that he’s lifting the curfew that the village had been under since May 31.
“I am pleased to tell you that due to a significant improvement of circumstances, I am lifting the previously imposed curfew,” Hermanek said in a notification sent to via the North Riverside Community Alert System.
“Residents will be able to resume normal activities, keeping in mind the COVID-19 restrictions, and businesses will be allowed to remain open for regular business hours.”
He urged residents to remain vigilant and to call 911 is the observe suspicious activity
“I want to thank each and every one of you for your patience and cooperation during these unbelievably trying times,” Hermanek said.
The city of Berwyn, meanwhile, posted a Facebook message Wednesday that its curfew would remain in effect from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. until further notice.
Berwyn also directed residents to visit its Facebook page for updates on rolling street closures.
The curfews were imposed May 31 following widespread looting and violence in Chicago and its suburbs through June 1, including looting in the Harlem-Cermak areas of North Riverside and Berwyn, and the shooting death of 22-year-old man on the North Riverside Park Mall property.
Police maintained a strong presence in Berwyn all along Cermak Road and blocked streets along Harlem Avenue during the past three days, but the area has seen no further violent incidents. The only demonstration on June 2 was an entirely peaceful march that briefly shut down traffic at the intersection of Harlem Avenue and Cermak Road.