CHICAGO (Fox 32 News) – Chicago is in the midst of hosting several large sporting events, and city officials say that they have done everything possible to keep participants safe. The Chicago Marathon is Sunday, the Bears host the Vikings at Soldier Field on Monday night, and the Cubs-Nationals series heads to Wrigley Field on Monday as well. “We’re used to a lot of big events here in the City of Chicago,” said Rich Guidice of the Office of Emergency Management. Security plans include a thousand officers in place for the marathon as well as what Chicago police call “saturation teams” and special operations units at both Wrigley Field and Soldier Field . The city plans to use strategically placed salt trucks instead of barricades to secure the perimeter around the ballpark. “We took a lot of lessons learned from last year’s World Series and we’re going to apply them to this series and the playoffs,” Guidice said. Many bars are also tightening security and adding additional security staff . One bar owner said that city personnel have been scrutinizing security in Wrigleyville. Sports fans are trying not to worry.
“It is what it is,” said Nate Eisenberg. “I’m going to live the life the way I want .
I’m not going to let that prevent me from doing what makes me happy.”
NEW YORK (AP) – A security expert says a website created by credit monitoring company Equifax to help its customers find out if their personal information was stolen after a massive data breach raises its own security questions. Georgia Weidman, the founder and chief technology officer for security firm Shevirah, says the website Equifax created looks like the kind of website set up by attackers to trick people into disclosing information. Weidman says it’s teaching people “entirely the wrong things about using the internet securely.”
Weidman says she’s troubled by Equifax’s approach to security generally, including reports that it didn’t respond to basic scripting bugs it was warned about last year. The website is, https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/1 . Equifax says consumers can also call 866-447-7559 for more information about the breach.
1 . On Wednesday, the circuit court says it was upgraded to a first degree murder charge. Police say Chen was sitting in his minivan in a residential parking lot when he was shot by the security guard after an altercation . Chen’s family has said the man was playing Pokemon Go. Cromwell’s attorney has previously argued Cromwell was in fear for his life, and that Chen’s car lunged toward Cromwell and if Cromwell didn’t shoot, he would have been run over. However, the Commonwealth’s attorney said there was no evidence Chen’s car was moving and argued the bullet positioning proves Cromwell can’t argue self-defense .
The commonwealth argued Cromwell first shot through Chen’s driver side window, then moved to the front of Chen’s car, shooting five more times.
Cromwell’s trial date is currently set for September 26.