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We Could Have Normal Events Return to Chicago By the Summer

We could be seeing some normal events return to Chicago by this summer:

City Hall is instructing Chicago police and other agencies to begin planning for a return to more traditional summer events, according to a source. 

The development signals that Mayor Lori Lightfoot is preparing to further relax COVID-19 restrictions that would allow for large crowds to gather for summer staples such as concerts, sporting events, fairs and festivals. 

No specific dates are being offered.

Planning for those events sometimes takes months and includes inter-agency collaboration for crowd control, traffic management and the use of park district resources. 

A source tells WGN News Chicago police, for example, will now begin so-called “table-top” exercises to devise plans to secure larger events. 

A spokesperson for Lightfoot told WGN News, “City of Chicago departments are considering options for summer events that follow all city and state health guidelines.”

Earlie this week playgrounds and the lakefront opened so lets cross our fingers!

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