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‘Day of Action’ rally and march could lead to traffic delays Saturday in Chicago: officials – NBC Chicago

As in other cities across the United States, a “Bans Off Our Bodies Day of Action” rally and march is planned for this weekend in Chicago and could cause major traffic delays throughout the city.

After a leaked U.S. Supreme Court document threatening to overturn Roe v. Wade, a landmark decision for women’s legal right to abortion, the Women’s March organized the “Bans Off Our Bodies” march as part of the national “Day of Action” on Saturday.

In Chicago, the rally will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. at Union Park, located at 1501 W. Randolph, with the march beginning at 11 a.m.

The march will head east on Washington, from Union Park to Wacker and LaSalle, according to a statement. The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications has warned motorists and pedestrians of expected traffic delays.

Spring bridge lifts from Ashland Avenue to Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable Lake Shore Drive could also cause increased traffic and delays beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, the OEM warned.

The annual boat races for recreational sailboats to move from storage yards to ports on Lake Michigan are also scheduled for this weekend.

Chicago officials said bridges are typically raised one at a time during boat trips and will likely rise for 8 to 12 minutes on average.

OEMC, along with the Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department and City of Chicago Infrastructure Services, will be monitoring events this weekend. Officials have asked that if anyone sees suspicious activity, please call 9-1-1 to report.

NBC Chicago

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