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Mayor: ‘No threat to Chicago’ but people should be vigilant

In the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon, new security questions are being raised about the risk of similar attacks at other major events around the country.

Taste of Chicago and Lollapalooza are just two local events which draw huge crowds to Chicago.

Local authorities say there is no known credible threat here in Chicago.

So-called ‘soft targets’ like Chicago’s lakefront festivals and concerts draw thousands of people and are difficult to police.

However, security personnel in the region are taking precautionary measures and say the public plays a critical role in that process. “It is incumbent on all of us — private residents, law enforcement, fire service, etc. to be vigilant, be aware and communicate with one another,” said Michael Maters the Executive Director of Cook County Homeland Security.

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9 Comments to “Mayor: ‘No threat to Chicago’ but people should be vigilant”

    911 said:
    April 16, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    JUST WHAT QUESTIONS ARE BEING RAISED???

    kirby1414 said:
    April 16, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    I can appreciate what the city is doing – But, nearly every day, Chicago has multiple shootings, killings, gang crimes…and the citizens are told that 'crime is down'.
    I would think and hope that the 'leaders' (??) in Chicago would be addressing crimes that face the citizens on a daily basis…People can't feel safe even going shopping on Mich Ave anymore – Thanks to all of the gang bangers that apparently RUN our city.
    I question WHY there aren't outside sources brought in to take care of the citizens of Chicago…our 'leaders' put their heads in the sand…

      Fed up said:
      April 16, 2013 at 10:00 PM

      Because if outside sources were brought in, Rahm would look like he has lost control of his city. I fully agree there should be more armed personnel on the South and West sides of Chicago

        kirby1414 said:
        April 16, 2013 at 11:27 PM

        Thanks for your comment, Fed up – -I guess I would HOPE that the safety of the Chicago citizens would be MORE important the the BIG EGOS of King Rahm and his 'court'…

    Fed up said:
    April 16, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    The only threat to Chicago are the animals on the South and West sides of Chicago

    Joe Public said:
    April 16, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    Only a fool would make such broad statements. The only reason terrorists would avoid Chicago is the gang shootings.

      Wisconsinite said:
      April 16, 2013 at 8:58 PM

      Yup, they don't want to be in that much danger, the terrorist have families they need to support

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