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Updated: Trump May Be Visiting Chicago This Week

By aaroncynic in News on Nov 30, 2016 8:11PM

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The President-elect could be making a Chicago visit this week.

Update: 5:28 p.m.:
The Tribune now reports that Chicago police have been told the reported Trump visit is a no-go, according to their sources.

"We have been in contact with our partners at the Secret Service," Anthony Guglielmi, CPD spokesman said, according to the Trib. "CPD is not preparing for a visit at this time."

According to the Chicago Tribune, unnamed sources say that the Chicago Police Department is making security preparations for a visit by Trump, who say he is expected to stay at Trump Tower, a.k.a. the monument to his ego along the Chicago River.

While no sources have confirmed or denied the visit to any at the time of publishing, Trump is expected to be in Cincinnati on Thursday night to kick off his victory “thank you” tour, according to a report from Bloomberg. He’s also expected to appear in Indiana on Thursday along with his Vice President Mike Pence to celebrate Carrier, a manufacturing company, deciding to not move more than 1,000 jobs to Mexico.

As saving the carrier plant was one of a string of promises Trump made along the campaign trail, he will undoubtedly take the majority of the credit, while perhaps allowing the Indiana Governor a momentary pat on the back. The AP reports that the details reached in the company’s agreement have yet to be published, and it’s unclear what role Trump actually played in the bargain. According to Wired, Indiana is allegedly providing economic intensives for the company to stay in the state. Finally, Carrier’s parent company, United Technologies, scored an $873 million defense contract in July.

At least one protest has already been scheduled. A Facebook event invite created by Answer Chicago is asking for people to hit the streets near Trump Tower from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday.