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CHICAGO -- Chicago commuters are seeing an increased police presence three days after the terrorist attacks in Paris.

The South Shore Electric Line, Metra, and CTA are all stepping up security just as a precaution.

The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District announced that the Department of Homeland Security isn't reporting any specific or credible threat at this time and that an increased law enforcement presence is a precaution.

Commuters are encouraged to report if they see something out of the ordinary.

About 200 people gathered outside the French Consulate in the Loop on Sunday.

Some sang, while others lit candles and left flowers.

“You feel very lonely in a moment like this and you want to be with other people especially people who share the same interest,” said David Reithoffer.

“I have a lot of friends there so I spent about four or five hours sending instant message trying to find out what was the status and happily most of my friends were quite fine, said Olivier Balthacald.

“I was on Facebook all day yesterday. Texting and calling, E-mailing and trying to be in touch. Pretty much all day yesterday and late Friday since I found out,”
said Margaret Dempster.

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