Avoid Chicago Sat 15th.

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  1. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    Just received this email. Pass it on to other drivers you know.

    FYI - and you may have seen this but wanted to give you a heads up if not



    Please advise your drivers this week that a large Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest is planned for the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/I-94) in Chicago this Saturday, August 15 at noon CST. Illinois Trucking Association officials have confirmed with Illinois State Police that the three BLM groups are coordinating this event.


    For the safety of our professional truck drivers, ITA is advising trucking companies to be sure their trucks can avoid the Dan Ryan Expressway this Saturday, August 15.


    For specific questions, please contact Matt Hart at the Illinois Trucking Association.
     
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  3. jon69

    jon69 Medium Load Member

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    Already many roads there are closed. Major looting last night.
     
  4. thelushlarry

    thelushlarry Road Train Member

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    I avoid Chicago on any day that has a y in it!
     
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  5. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Road Train Member

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    Will do!
     
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  6. 25(2)+2

    25(2)+2 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    They raised most of the draw bridges at curfew in the looted area. Restrict access and make checking those legitimately out there easier.

    Won't be so easy to restrict the Ryan.
     
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  7. bigguns

    bigguns Road Train Member

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    They could if they really wanted to.
     
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    25(2)+2 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    They have closed exits, but it isn't as good as raising a drawbridge.
     
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  9. jon69

    jon69 Medium Load Member

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    They will if there is violence toward vehicles on 90/94.

    You can use 294 to go around but everyone is doing that so who knows?

    Even if 90/94 is open at 3am I wouldn't drive there. Best thing to do is as OP said and avoid the area.
     
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  10. bigguns

    bigguns Road Train Member

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    But. They really could suspend all unnecessary activity if they chose to. All this so called protesting is doing nothing to further the cause.
     
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  11. Getsinyourblood

    Getsinyourblood Road Train Member

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    If a truck driver was intentionally blocking an interstate, the cops would throw him in jail in a heartbeat.
     
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