BMO Harris Bank to Close 3 Branches for NATO

The branches will close the Friday and Monday the weekend of the summit

By Phil Rogers
|  Wednesday, May 9, 2012  |  Updated 11:07 AM CDT
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Churches to Empty Pews During NATO

Chicago Police officers guard a bank entrance during May Day protests in the Loop.

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Churches to Empty Pews During NATO

At least two churches in the shadows of McCormick Place have made plans to amend service plans during the upcoming NATO Summit. Phil Rogers reports.
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Some Chicago banks aren't taking chances when world leaders convene this month for the NATO Summit.

BMO Harris Bank will close three branches on the Friday and Monday of the summit.  Spokesman Jim Kappel says the three locations in question are 111 W. Monroe, 141 W. Jackson and 99 W. Washington.

Kappel said the closures are being made “for the safety of our customers and branches,” and needless to say, the protection of the bank’s assets. He said the decision was not made in response to a specific threat.

During May Day protests in Chicago, police stationed multiple officers to guard bank doors. The protests ended up being peaceful with no arrests made. 

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