Chicago festival security more top of mind than ever after Highland Park parade shooting

Chicago festival security more top of mind than ever after Highland Park parade shooting

CHICAGO (TOC) — The Style of Chicago is simply one of many Chicago summer time festivals anticipated to attract hundreds, and after the Highland Park parade taking pictures safety is extra of a priority than ever.

“Given all of the conditions, Highland Park at the beginning, we’re in a unique world, so security and safety is a really, very large precedence for this occasion,” stated Neil Heitz, supervisor of Style of Chicago.

Metropolis officers are urging these attending the Style or any of Chicago’s occasions this summer time to be vigilant. For those who see one thing, say one thing.

“We’re very aware of what is occurred,” stated Mayor Lori Lightfoot. “We’re taking a look at all occasions which might be on the calendar from now till the autumn and ensuring we’re studying the teachings we will.”

“These are issues we talk about routinely, actually on a weekly foundation on the very least, on the Metropolis of Chicago,” stated Wealthy Guidice, Chicago Workplace of Emergency Administration.

Together with some acquainted eating places, guests can even see extra police and safety presence than in years previous. Organizers warn attendees it could take somewhat longer to get in with thorough bag checks in place.

“It type of takes the enjoyable out of it some, as a result of the innocence is gone,” stated Petrina McClinton, Chicagoan. “That is what it’s the nation, the world is shedding its innocence. That is what is going on on.”

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