Lakefront, 606 and Riverwalk closed as Chicago fights spread of COVID-19

Lakefront, 606 and Riverwalk closed as Chicago fights spread of COVID-19

March 26, 2020
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Lakefront, 606 and Riverwalk closed as Chicago fights spread of COVID-19

FROM WGN:

CHICAGO — The City of Chicago officially closed the Lakefront, 606 and Riverwalk until further notice Thursday, a day after crowds gathered in those areas in violation of stay-at-home orders issued by the city and the State of Illinois.

Wednesday evening, Chicago police cleared the lakefront after warm weather brought flocks of people to the path and park areas. People were seen playing basketball and congregating, while not giving themselves the six feet of social distancing recommended in the orders.

“What we saw yesterday at the lakefront, what we saw yesterday at the Bloomingdale Trail… that’s a very direct threat to the health of the people in this city,” Chicago Park District Superintendent Mike Kelly said Thursday.

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