President-elect Donald Trump will likely overnight at his Chicago hotel sometime during the next few weeks while making Midwest swings as part of his “thank-you tour.”
Because of security concerns, the Chicago stop is not being announced, a source told the Sun-Times. It’s possible it could happen as early as next week.
The Chicago Tribune, quoting anonymous sources, reported Wednesday that the Chicago Police Department was expecting Trump to visit Chicago sometime between Thursday and Saturday.
But Anthony Guglielmi, a police department spokesman, said in an email Wednesday evening that the department isn’t anticipating a visit from Trump this week.
“We are in regular contact with the [Secret] Service, and CPD is not preparing for a visit by the President-elect at this time,” Guglielmi said.
Guglielmi referred further questions about the change in plans to the Secret Service.
A spokesman for the Secret Service said the agency “does not comment on protective operations or a protectee’s itinerary.”
During the campaign, Trump overnighted at his Trump International Hotel and Tower, 401 N. Wabash Ave., while his press corps flew ahead to Michigan in advance of an event there the next day.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence is the governor of Indiana, and Trump and Pence will announce in Indianapolis on Thursday a deal to keep Carrier factory jobs in the U.S. The day will be capped at a campaign-style rally in Cincinnati.
It is likely Trump will head back home to Manhattan on Thursday. At the end of next week, Trump is planning to visit other Midwest swing states he won, raising the possibility he’ll overnight in Chicago at that time.