Second Chicago protest scheduled – group calls for shut down of Eisenhower Expressway

The same groups that scheduled the Dan Ryan Expressway shut down have planned a second protest that will shut down the Eisenhower Expressway.

The shut down is planned for Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm, the groups Facebook event states. The event is called, BLM: WRONGFULLY CONVICTED SHUTDOWN EISENHOWER EXPRESSWAY.

According to the event’s description, the groups are hoping to get 25,000 protesters to attend the shut down.

The Eisenhower Expressway is part of Interstate 290.

“Interstate 290 (I-290) is an auxiliary Interstate Highway that runs westwards from the Chicago Loop. The portion of I-290 from I-294 to its east end is officially called the Dwight D. Eisenhower Expressway….I-290 connects I-90 (Jane Addams Memorial Tollway) in Rolling Meadows with I-90/I-94 (John F. Kennedy Expressway / Dan Ryan Expressway) near the Loop. North of I-355, the freeway is sometimes known locally as Illinois Route 53 (IL 53), or simply Route 53, since IL 53 existed before I-290. However, it now merges with I-290 at Biesterfield Road. In total, I-290 is 29.84 miles (48.02 km) long,” Wikipedia states.