Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Friday that the city’s curfew law is in effect until at least Monday.
The law will take effect immediately after it is fully implemented, according to the mayor’s office.
The curfew will last for one hour per day for all residents of Chicago.
Anyone found in violation will face up to a $200 fine.
The mayor’s announcement comes just one day after the nation’s largest city saw a surge in homicides.
At least 30 people were shot in the city between Friday morning and Monday morning.
Chicago has recorded more than 100 homicides in just one week.
“Our city is on the front lines, and tonight is the night to show our love for one another and our resolve to get through this crisis together,” Emanuel said in a statement.
“I know we are not immune to this crisis, and our city will never be immune to it, but tonight, we are going to stand together and come together.”
The curfew has already been in effect in Chicago for more than two weeks, and has drawn criticism from police and community leaders, including the Rev. Al Sharpton.
Emanuel also announced the launch of the citywide “Chicago Safe Streets” program, which will send officers to neighborhoods throughout the city to monitor and enforce the curfew.
The citywide curfew is scheduled to go into effect at 8 p.m.
CT on Saturday.
The “ChicagoSafeStreets” program will provide up to three officers to patrol the streets of Chicago every day.