Lightfoot Expects Columbus Statue To Return To Grant Park

Mayor Lightfoot expects the Christopher Columbus statue to be returned to Chicago’s Grant Park. Before that happens, the mayor wants a security plan in place to prevent a repeat of a violent 2020 protest over the statue that left dozens of ambushed police officers hurt. The mayor ordered two Columbus statues in Grant and Arrigo parks to be temporarily removed in the middle the night in July 2020. Both had been vandalized repeatedly following the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.