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South Shore Line closed Monday for safety concerns, officials say
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South Shore Line closed Monday for safety concerns, officials say

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A South Shore Line train makes its way toward Millennium Station in Chicago in this file photo. 

LAKE COUNTY — The South Shore Line's passenger trains were suspended Monday on the heels of weekend protests throughout the city of Chicago.

The move came out of "an abundance of caution for the safety of our employees and passengers," the commuter rail line posted in a statement on Twitter.

Metra announced it also would suspend all service for Monday.

"For the safety of the public and our employees, and because of municipal restrictions that are limiting the ability of our workers to reach job sites, Metra is suspending all service on Monday ..." the rail agency tweeted.

Metra planned to give updates later Monday about Tuesday service, officials said.

Illinois State Police also reported several road closures Monday after protests shook the city over the weekend.

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The following Interstate ramp exits were closed Monday afternoon:

All exit ramps on I-90/94 from 18th Street to Division Street

I-290 eastbound to Congress Parkway

I-94 northbound ramp to Congress Parkway

I-94 northbound ramp to Cermak Chinatown Feeder

I-94 northbound ramp to Congress Parkway

I-94 northbound and southbound ramps to Sibley Boulevard eastbound

I-94 northbound and southbound ramps to Old Orchard Road

I-90 northbound ramp to Ohio Street

I-90 southbound to Ohio Street

I-80 eastbound and westbound at Torrence Avenue

Other Interstate road closures were suspended Monday, including the following:

I-80 eastbound and westbound at Torrence Avenue

I-94 northbound to eastbound and westbound Lake Avenue

I-94 northbound and southbound ramps to Old Orchard Road

Check back at nwi.com for updates.

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