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Illinois State Police Close Multiple Highway Ramps With More Protests Expected Sunday

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Illinois State Police have closed numerous exits off of Chicago highways as more protests are planned in downtown on Sunday.

The closures include the ramp from the Stevenson Expressway onto northbound Lake Shore Drive, according to a press release from state police.

Glass littered the ground Saturday night on Michigan Avenue after numerous store windows were smashed and merchandise was stolen from shelves. NBC 5’s Lexi Sutter shows the scene following protests earlier in the day.

In addition, state police also announced that the eastbound ramp off of Interstate 290 onto Ida B. Wells Drive will be closed until further notice.

Both the north and southbound ramps from Interstate 90 to Ohio Street have also been closed, as has the I-94 northbound ramp onto Ida B. Wells Drive.

Numerous street closures have been announced in the city itself ahead of the planned protests, and all CTA trains and buses that run through the Loop have been suspended at the request of city officials.

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