Social media sources are indicating a protest at the 18th (1160 North Larrabee Ave) and 1st District (1718 South State Street) CPD Headquarters at 3:00 pm. Currently, protesters are holding up around 71st and Jeffery with CPD on scene.
There is a planned protest scheduled to begin at 5:00 pm at the Belmont Red Line Station.
There are currently no planned protests downtown where access remains largely restricted to essential workers and residents.
- Postal services to include Fed Ex, UPS are being allowed access into the Loop.
- Individuals needing access into the Central Business District to see a medical professional will be allowed access. No doctor’s letter is required.
- The Ohio Feeder ramp is officially closed.
For the safety of the public and their employees, and because of municipal travel restrictions that are limiting the ability of METRA workers to reach job sites, METRA is suspending all service on Monday, June 1. Service updates are available via https://metrarail.com.
CTA Service Running Today, but No Downtown Service
CTA service resumed at 6 a.m. this morning but the CTA will not operate in or near the downtown area. Service may be disrupted due to protest activity. You can find additional information on the CTA website.
Essential Worker Checkpoints
Until further notice, access in the Central Business District and Loop area will only be given to employees whose businesses are located within the designated boundaries, individuals who reside in the surrounding area and residents engaged in essential activities as defined in the Municipal Code, Order 2020-3 (listed here under Section 2.5). The boundaries of the Central Business District are as follows:
- Division Street from Lake Shore Drive to Halsted Street
- Halsted Street from Division Street to Milwaukee/Grand Avenue
- Milwaukee Avenue from Grand Avenue to Kinzie Street
- Canal Street from Kinzie Street to Cermak Road
- 26th Street from State Street to Lake Shore Drive
- Cermak Road from Canal Street to State Street
- State Street from Cermak Road to 26th Street
Every street into the perimeter is being manned by officers with the Chicago Police Department along with the help of the Department of Water Management, Department of Streets and Sanitation and the Chicago Department of Transportation. To ensure that all essential workers have access to the Central Business District and Loop area, the City is directing all essential employees with vehicles to gain access at the following checkpoints:
- Chicago Avenue and Halsted Street
- Roosevelt Road and Canal Street
Before entering the perimeter set up by the City, residents and essential workers must show identification or proof that they live in the area and/or work in the area. Now and until the perimeter is lifted, we encourage employers to allow workers to work from home and to limit the number of employees that are coming into the Central Business District. Workers should contact their employer for questions regarding whether their businesses are operating in the designated area and for questions regarding teleworking.
CITY INSTITUTES PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES IN PREPARATION OF PROTEST ACTIVITY – MAYOR ASKS GOVERNOR TO ACTIVATE THE NATIONAL GUARD
The City of Chicago today announced new precautionary measures to further ensure the health and safety of residents and the hundreds of peaceful protesters participating in rallies this Sunday. As part of these efforts, the City announced that multiple routes to the Central Business District will be temporarily reduced today following multiple public safety incidents and property damage that occurred overnight.
City Announces Precautionary Measures
Additionally, CTA service has also been suspended for trains and buses coming in and out of the Loop for public safety reasons. CTA will provide regular service updates at transitchicago.com.
Mayor Lightfoot has requested and will receive the assistance of the Illinois National Guard who will maintain a limited presence to support the police department.
Curfew: 9:00 pm – 6:00 am
CURFEW IN EFFECT: Until further notice, a curfew between the hours of 9:00 pm and 6:00 am is now in effect in the City of Chicago. Please stay safe.
All Construction Halted
The Department of Buildings has indicated that downtown construction is halted until further notice within the following boundaries:
- Division St. from Lake Shore Drive to N. Halsted St.
- N. Halsted from Division St. to Milwaukee Ave. and Grand Ave.
- Milwaukee Ave. from Grand Ave. to Kinzie St.
- Canal St. from Kinzie St. to 26th St.
- 26th St. from Canal St. to Lake Shore Drive.
- If you see something suspicious, report it
- Carry water and stay hydrated
- Choose a landmark to meet at in case you are separated from your group
- Utilize the buddy system
- Remain alert and be observant of surroundings
- Leave any valuables at home
- Do not jump any barricades
- Secure handbags and wallets
- Stay calm and pleasant
- Follow your own instincts
- Leave yourself room to move quickly
- If you see an unattended bag, alert police as quickly as possible
As always, if you “See Something, Say Something”. For life-threatening emergencies, call 911. To report suspicious activity, call 855-RPRT-2-S4 (855-777-8274).