Titan Support and Restricted Access to Chicago’s Central Business District
Titan is taking the following steps to support our clients and staff members in the wake of the overnight looting that took place overnight into the morning of Monday, August 10:
- Notifying our staff members of restricted access;
- 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 and visiting sites to support staff and clients and our Titan Electronics Service Technicians are active and available to service any electronic security equipment that may have been impacted by recent activity.
The City of Chicago has announced temporary restrictions on access to the Central Business District between 8:00 pm – 6:00 am nightly until further notice including the following:
- Rail Service will be impacted at the following locations:
- North: Fullerton
- West: Halsted
- South: 47th Street
- Bus Service will remain open at this time re-routes will be in place
- CDOT Bridges
- All Bridges will be up with the except for the following:
- LaSalle St.
- Harrison St.
- Ida B. Wells / Congress Bridge (WB Open Only)
- Lake Shore Drive
- Columbus Ave
- Kinzie St.
- Grand Ave
- Access Points for Essential Workers:
- Harrison Street
- Chicago and Halsted
- Roosevelt and Canal
- Kinzie and Halsted
- LaSalle Street
- Expressway Closures:
- All Ramps from Ohio Feeder Ramp South to I-55 will be closed in both directions
- Lake Shore Drive will be closed between:
- North: Fullerton
- South: Hard Closure at I-55 (Traffic will be pushed southbound on Lake Shore Drove from I-55) / (Traffic Northbound on Lake Shore Drive will be diverted at I-55)
As of 11:00 am, Streets and Sanitation, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Water Management will have resources deployed for retail protection to 63 locations Citywide.
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 Operation 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 would be prudent.
Sign Up for Emergency Alert Program for Business
The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) and Office of Emergency Management and Communication (OEMC) has created an emergency alert program specifically for Chicago’s businesses. Local business owners and managers should text “CHIBIZ” to 67283 or visit www.chicago.gov/chibizalerts to opt-in to receive targeted emergency alerts for the business community via CHIBIZ Emergency Alerts. Businesses that opt-in will also be directed to submit a few business-specific details so that BACP and OEMC can send targeted alerts to specific areas of the city as needed.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding security coverage or Titan’s Civil Disturbance Support, please contact your Titan representative or the Titan office at (312) 902-3400. We will continue to communicate with you via email and at http://securechicago.com/posts/.
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).