CHICAGO (CBS) — Police blockades put up in the Loop.
Streets closures around Michigan Avenue, Columbus, Roosevelt, DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Ida B. Wells Drive.READ MORE: Chicago Radio Sportscaster Les Grobstein Dead At 69
They’re making sure people driving around to celebrate Mexican Independence Day don’t clog the streets. There’s a big difference from what happened over the last two nights.READ MORE: Chicago Civil Rights Groups Call On U.S. Senate To Pass Voting Rights Legislation
Streets jammed for hours with hundreds of honking drivers. Most of it, just people having fun. But there were some accidents and some people out of control. Even a crowd jumping on top of a CTA bus.
“Let’s be clear, the Mexican American Community is a vital and vibrant part of the fabric of Chicago. But that celebration must be peaceful and responsible,” said CPD First Deputy Superintendent Eric Carter.MORE NEWS: Family Of Amazon Delivery Driver Killed When Tornado Hit Downstate Warehouse To File Lawsuit
Hours after that message, things were pretty peaceful. Street closures will roll through the weekend.