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Public Safety Drill To Be Held Downtown Thursday Night

The drill will run 6-9 p.m., and there will be traffic disruptions, the city said.

A Chicago Police patch seen on an officer in February 2020.
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CHICAGO — There will be a safety drill in parts of Downtown on Thursday night.

The city’s police, fire and other departments will take part in the drill, which has been planned for weeks and “is not in response to any event,” according to a city news release. The drill will run 6-9 p.m.

The drill will take place in the area between Division Street on the north, 18th Street on the south, Clark Street on the west and Lake Shore Drive on the east.

Access to the area won’t be restricted, but there will be “traffic disruptions,” according to the city.

“The drill is part of the city’s ongoing effort to engineer security measures in order to mitigate risk to the Central Business District,” according to the city. “The focus of this exercise is to ensure the safety and well-being of residents, workers, businesses and peaceful gatherings.”