Community Alerts

Chicago Potential Road Closures, Increased Traffic and Safety Information for Mexican Independence Day

In partnership with our cross-sector public safety organizations, Titan Security is taking the following steps to support our clients and staff members in the anticipated events related to Mexican Independence Day on September 16, 2023.


The Central Business District is closed to incoming vehicular traffic within the boundary from ​Division to 18th Street and from DuSable Lake Shore Drive to Halsted Street for public safety reasons due to large car caravans. Plan accordingly and allow extra time if traveling in the area.

Residents who live or work in the affected area and all critical care workers will be allowed access at one of the access points below.


  • Halsted/Division
  • Halsted/Chicago
  • Halsted/Washington
  • Halsted/Madison
  • Halsted/Jackson
  • Division/LaSalle
  • Roosevelt/Union
  • 18th/State
  • 18th/Michigan
  • 18th/Indiana


From the City of Chicago:

Mexican Independence Day is a day of commemoration of culture and the City of Chicago encourages those celebrating to do so safely and responsibly. We remind those participating in events to be respectful of their neighbors and communities, as well as workers at critical facilities such as hospitals. They should also be mindful of first responders and emergency vehicles that are required to pass through areas where celebrations are occurring citywide. The City is taking the appropriate measures to ensure the safety of all residents around Mexican Independence Day commemoration activities.

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) and the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) has been preparing for the upcoming Mexican Independence Day celebrations. In addition to regular meetings to coordinate resources, CPD and OEMC will be working throughout the weekend to manage traffic and public safety and OEMC will activate the Emergency Operations Center to monitor events citywide. Car caravans that create a threat to public safety will not be tolerated. We also remind everyone that drag racing and drifting are not only illegal, but dangerous. Anyone in violation of the ordinance will be held accountable.

If road closures are needed, the following intersections will be access points to the downtown Chicago area: 

  • Halsted/Division 
  • Halsted/Chicago 
  • Halsted/Washington 
  • Halsted/Madison 
  • Halsted/Jackson 
  • Roosevelt/Union 
  • 18th Street/State 
  • 18th Street/Michigan 
  • 18th Street/Indiana  
  • Division/LaSalle 

Titan Security’s Response to Added Security Coverage:

  • Notifying our staff members of pending restricted access to areas in Chicago; 
  • Reviewing schedules and transportation requirements; 
  • Updating schedules and adding extra coverage where requested;
  • Providing a letter of authorization to identify staff members as essential workers; 
  • Reinforcing lockdown and civil unrest safety procedures;
  • Monitoring alerts from our public sector partners; 
  • Dispatching field supervisors in marked vehicles to respond to incidents and support our staff members; and
  • Adding resources to our 24/7 Security Operations Center, which is active to take all calls at any time and can be reached at (312) 902-3400.

In addition, Titan’s Managers including Senior Leadership team members are active to support staff and clients.

Precautions to Take

The Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) reminds private sector firms to ensure their street-facing cameras are in good working order and recording is enabled.

The OEMC Operations Center will be monitoring accordingly. However, because situations develop and change rapidly, additional attention to monitoring news media and other sources for rapidly developing events and updates would be prudent.

OEMC issues alerts and notifications needed to keep residents and attendees up to date on weather conditions and emergencies.

  • Sign up for NotifyChicago alerts at
  • CHILAKE: For lakefront notices, TEXT “CHILAKE” to 7-8-0-1-5
  • CHIBIZ: For alerts affecting businesses, TEXT “CHIBIZ” to 6-7-2-8-3

Know Before You Go

For safety and preparedness at your fingertips, residents and festival goers are encouraged to download the Chicago OEMC App. The public safety tool provides safety information, preparedness tips, emergency alerts, weather information and more in the palm of your hand. Users will also have access to current forecasts, radar, and other weather-related information as well. The app is available through the Apple App and Google Play stores or visit the website,


If you have any questions or concerns regarding security coverage, please contact your Titan representative or the Titan office at (312) 902-3400.  We will continue to communicate with you via email and at

As always, if you “See Something, Say Something.” For life-threatening emergencies, call 911. To report suspicious activity, call 855-RPRT-2-S4 (855-777-8274).

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