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Trains to run under NATO summit at McCormick Place

A Metra train passes underneath McCormick Place this month. Trains will be allowed to run under the convention center during next month's NATO summit. (Terrence Antonio James, Chicago Tribune / April 11, 2012)

A Metra train passes underneath McCormick Place this month. Trains will be allowed to run under the convention center during next month's NATO summit. (Terrence Antonio James, Chicago Tribune / April 11, 2012)

In a signal that downtown Chicago won’t be placed on a virtual security lockdown during the NATO summit next month, trains will be permitted to pass under McCormick Place, although commuters should expect delays, the U.S. Secret Service said Tuesday.

The long-awaited decision will affect thousands of regular commuters as well as anti-NATO demonstrators who are likely to ride trains to protest zones near McCormick Place, the site of the summit.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune.

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