‘Recent world events’ spark increased security at federal healthcare center

January 14, 2020

The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center has taken “precautionary measures” at its facility in North Chicago by closing all entrances except the main gate, which is now staffed by police, according to an article on the Chicago Tribune website.

“We are taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety and security of all patients, staff and visitors to our facility, in the wake of recent world events,” according to an official statement.

World events include the death of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike last week and a terrorist attack on a military base Sunday in Kenya.

Normally, the gate is not manned by anyone, but Legg said that when it is manned, visitors may be asked to show a photo ID.  

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