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Trump's Chicago Visit Apparently Off For Now, Police Say

By David Matthews | November 30, 2016 6:02pm | Updated on December 1, 2016 5:42am
 Police are no longer preparing for a Donald Trump visit this week.
Police are no longer preparing for a Donald Trump visit this week.
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DOWNTOWN — Donald Trump's reported visit to Chicago this week appears to be off, police said. 

Police said Wednesday evening they are "not preparing" for a Trump visit after a report they were bracing for protests associated with the president-elect's stay this weekend at his namesake tower on the Chicago River. 

Trump, who's embarking on a "Thank You Tour" including stops in the Midwest, reportedly planned to stay at the Trump International Hotel & Tower, 401 N. Wabash Ave., Thursday to Saturday during his travels. Police had already been preparing for Trump's visit and associated protests, according to the Tribune, which cited anonymous sources. 

Representatives of Trump and the police never publicly confirmed the visit. But by Wednesday evening police said that they were no longer preparing for Trump's arrival.

"We have been in contact with our partners at the Secret Service," Anthony Guglielmi, chief spokesman for the Chicago Police Department, said in a statement issued Wednesday evening. "CPD is not preparing for a visit at this time."

The Tribune first reported the possible visit as well as the apparent change of plans. 

News of Trump's Chicago visit stirred activists to organize a protest Thursday night near his riverfront tower. Answer Chicago, the protest's organizer, said late Wednesday the event is still on despite signs Trump will no longer appear here.


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