Overnight Looting Activity & Restricted Access

August 10, 2020

August 11, 2020 Update:

Per OEMC, access and transportation restrictions will go into effect at 9 p.m. effective Tuesday, August 11. 

From August 10, 2020:

As the result of overnight looting activity on Sunday, August 9 and into the morning of Monday, August 10, the City of Chicago has announced temporary restrictions on access to the Loop and changes to public transportation. Cleanup is underway downtown and there are closures throughout the Central Business District.

Access Restrictions:

The City of Chicago has announced the following restrictions to access to the downtown area between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. nightly until further notice:

CTA
Rail Service will be impacted at the following locations:

North: Fullerton
West: Halsted
South: 47th Street

Bus Service will remain open at this time re-routes will be in place

CDOT Bridges
All Bridges will be up with the exception of the following:

LaSalle St.
Harrison St.
Ida B. Wells / Congress Bridge (WB Open Only)
Lake Shore Drive
Columbus Ave
Kinzie St.
Grand Ave

Access Points for Essential Workers:

Harrison Street
Chicago and Halsted 
Roosevelt and Canal
Kinzie and Halsted
LaSalle Street

It is recommended that critical personnel requiring access into the CBD have their essential worker letter with them.  

Expressway Closures
All Ramps from Ohio Feeder Ramp South to I-55 will be closed in both directions

Lake Shore Drive will be closed between:

North: Fullerton

South: Hard Closure at I-55  (Traffic will be pushed southbound on Lake Shore Drove from I-55) / (Traffic Northbound on Lake Shore Drive will be diverted at I-55)

Retail Protection
As of 11 a.m., Streets and Sanitation, Department of Transportation and Department of Water Management will have resources deployed for retail protection to 63 locations Citywide.

Precautions
The Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) reminds private sector firms to ensure their street-facing cameras are in good working order and recording is enabled.

BOMA/Chicago is encouraging members to continue to exercise increased vigilance and awareness regarding possible demonstration activity. The OEMC Operation Center will be monitoring accordingly. However, because situations develop and change rapidly, additional attention to monitoring news media and other sources for rapidly developing events would be prudent.

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