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Travel advisory for visitors to Chicago
The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland informs visitors to Chicago about the need to exercise caution while traveling to some areas of the city of Chicago. This advisory results from to a growing number of acts of street gun violence.
Among the areas of the city which have seen a rise in street gun violence are sections of South Side, West Side and Southwest Side, such as e.g. Englewood, Garfield Park and other areas. The escalation of street gun violence is related to the activity of local street gangs.
The Consulate advises against traveling to these areas. We also recommend standard caution in other parts of the city after dark.