Obama street fortified; Hyde Park Blvd near Obama home closed

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CHICAGO–The Obama home fronts on one side on a residential street with large single family homes. But the Obama home is exposed to traffic on the busy Hyde Park Blvd. The Obama house also faces a variety a apartment windows on the Hyde Park side.

Pool report from Abdon Pallash, Chicago Sun-Times talks about stepped up security for the president elect, who wrapped up a day of planning for his transition at the office of his friend, John Rogers’ Ariel financial founder.

from Pallasch….

After six hours at Ariel, Obama was driven back to his home where a lid was declared at 5:36 p.m.

One other point – Hyde Park Blvd. next to the Obama family home is now closed for a block on either side of the house in addition to Obama’s own street being closed off.

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