Police to increase patrols, street closures in Wrigleyville for World Series

More than 1,000 law enforcement officers will patrol Wrigleyville this weekend for potential safety hazards and crowd control during the World Series.

Fans can expect rotating street closures, increased traffic enforcement, parking restrictions around Wrigleyville, random bag inspections, security checkpoints and counterfeit ticket enforcement, according to Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.

“This isn’t our first big event in Chicago so we’ve learned from previous mistakes, but overall I think we have a good plan in place and we’ll be ready to address any issues that might pop up,” Johnson said during a news conference Wednesday.

Chicago police officers will be joined by uniformed and plainclothes federal agents from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security, as well as Illinois state troopers and Cook County sheriff’s deputies “to ensure we have a safe and enjoyable weekend of baseball.”

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