August 14, 2020

Chicago Looters Target Ronald McDonald House with Sick Children Inside

  • Flyover Country

By: Ted Patterson

In Brief:

Chicago looters made a Ronald McDonald house with sick children inside the target of their “protesting.”

The Background:

The New York Post reports:

Sick kids and their families cowered in fear inside a Chicago Ronald McDonald House as looters smashed the front door while trying to get inside this week, according to staff.

The charity says more than 30 families, as well as some sick children with them, were left “frightened” by those who smashed windows as they ransacked the Windy City during Monday’s chaotic crime spree.

“[They were] very concerned there was a lot of activity right in front of the house, people making choices that could put them at risk and put our families at risk, so the staff was frightened,” Ronald McDonald House Charities’ Lisa Mitchell told ABC7.

The attacked site houses families so they and their children can be close to Lurie Children’s Hospital, which should be an easy and safe trip just five blocks away.

Notable Quotes:

“They are already in a really, really difficult spot, and having this kind of additional stress and worry about getting to and from the hospital … because of safety concerns is just doubling the strain.”

  • Lisa Mitchell, Ronald McDonald House

Ted Patterson is editor of Republic Press.

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