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Chicago transit buttons up for NATO summit

Chicago transit buttons up for NATO summit
Chicago Mayoral Candidate Rahm Emanuel leaves a train stop after greeting commuters in Chicago on February 22, 2011. UPI/Brian Kersey | License Photo

CHICAGO, May 11 (UPI) -- Chicago commuters can expect some delays and tighter security next weekend as NATO leaders meet in the Windy City, transit officials said.

The Metra commuter rail system will also close a number of stations around McCormick Place and the entire Electric Division branch on May 21.

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Passengers will also be subject to screenings before boarding trains and will not be allowed to bring backpacks, bicycles or boxes aboard. There will even be a ban on food and coffee.

Crain's Chicago Business said the restrictions also apply to law enforcement and security guards. They will not be allowed to bring a firearm on the train.

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