City officials are boosting security measures at this weekend’s Lollapalooza music festival after reports surfaced that the gunman who killed 59 people in Las Vegas last year eyed the Chicago festival as a potential target.
For the first time ever, trucks will be banned from Michigan Avenue during the festival and Chicago Police are widening the patrol perimeter around Grant Park. Backpacks with pockets are also banned this year.
First Deputy Rich Guidice from the Office of Emergency Management and Communications joins the Morning Shift to talk about public safety at Lollapalooza.
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