Hundreds of Streeterville residents packed a downtown ballroom to talk to those in the know about safety and security during this month's NATO Summit. Dick Johnson reports.
Security officials involved with the upcoming NATO Summit did their best Wednesday evening to calm the fears of residents in Streeterville, where many of the international delegates are expected to stay.
"Let me make this real clear. We are the Chicago Police Department and we are responsible for policing the streets of the city of Chicago," Deputy Supt. Debra Kirby told the hundreds gathered at the Ritz Carlton Chicago.
The meeting was organized by SOAR -- the Streeterville Organization of Active Residents -- and those gathered were given a list of "Top Ten Tips" for the summit. Among them:
"This entire area is going to be extremely protected and safe," said Arnett Heintze, the former head of the Secret Service in Chicago.