Checking the Chicago papers on line at the library I read that Lori Healey (pictured at left) and the NATO host committee were “shocked” that the Feds were going to beef up security around in the section of the Loop that contains lots of Federal buildings.
The Feds are calling it “Operation Red Zone”. According to the printed report of a WGN story, “federal law enforcement will wear “battle” gear and carry weapons that shoot bean bags.” (Is there really a weapon that shoots beanbags? When I get back to Chicago I’ll have to go to the “Red Zone” to check this out.)
Well, I’m not surprised that Lori and the gang are surprised. Their performance at Mercy Hospital earned a no-confidence-in-their-preparations vote from me.