That Time of Year
- As many as 2 million people were expected to take in the Chicago Air & Water Show on Saturday and Sunday and that means a big job for Chicago police.
As CBS 2 [...] reports, some officers are working 13 hours each day because of the event. Others are beginning as early as 6 a.m. to start patrolling the lakefront.
Sources said that gang officers would be saturating the lakefront along with officers from different areas and districts.
Officers and ambulances also were being positioned at various locations at Oak Street Beach, along Inner Lake Shore Drive and under several viaducts.
Tactical officers were being deployed at Oak Street Beach as well.
[...] At North Avenue Beach, high-ranking officers were part of the foot patrol on Friday and police and paramedic bike units were patrolling along with the full mounted unit.
Sources said officers have been told to be diligent – if they see a situation where crowds are gathering and there’s the potential for trouble, the situation needs to be handled immediately.
Police don’t want a repeat of the mob attacks that plagued North Avenue Beach on Memorial Day.
- Police don’t want a repeat of the mob attacks that plagued North Avenue Beach on Memorial Day.
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