Originally posted at another topic, but allow me to add such here:
Related of sorts, as widely reported by local media, METRA and CSS&SB operations are suspended today.
CTA, bus and rail, are operated outside of an "exclusion zone" comprising what could roundly be called "downtown". Reportedly, Law Enforcement will be checking credentials of all entering by auto and allowed entrance only if an "essential worker" or a resident.
But through it all, according to Train Status, Amtrak operations appear unaffected. All told, if one's intention is to come to Chicago, with "no good" in mind, best do so on Amtrak. Of course, credentials could be checked for anyone leaving CUS.
Meantime everyone, stay safe. It's quite disconcerting to learn civil unrest has occurred in one municipality (Oak Brook) immediately North of my quiet, peaceful, and affluent "burb". Just as well, our streets are not part of the Chicago Grid and are not exactly laid out in straight lines.