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Traffic and commuting expected to return to normal on Tuesday

Expressway traffic jams and the familiar hunt for curbside parking in downtown Chicago return Tuesday, as the daily commute gets back to normal after the NATO summit. So will Metra passengers clutching legal cups of morning coffee.

On Monday, usually crowded Metra trains were half-full at most, and security police’s inconsistent enforcement of restrictions banning food, drinks and backpacks seemed to boil down to the luck of the draw for passengers.

It was fortunate for suburban drivers who ventured into Chicago on Monday that traffic amounted to a fraction of normal. Mayor Rahm Emanuel had promised that practically all city streets that closed for the summit would reopen in time for a fairly regular rush period Monday evening.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune.

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