Little Obie locomotive headed to North Chicago Public Safety Fair



 Railroad safety added to the list of attractions at annual event


NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (Oct. 24, 2018 ) Little Obie, a six-foot high scale model of a Canadian National (CN) locomotive, will be added to the lineup of other great attractions to promote rail safety at North Chicago’s Public Safety Fair. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 11:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. at the North Chicago Fire Department.

In addition to Obie, the Public Safety Fair will feature live demonstrations by the police K-9, motorcycle and S.W.A.T units, police and fire equipment displays, fire department tours, CPR demonstration, free child I.D. kits, free food, obstacle course and more. There will be numerous photo opportunities for children and adults. In addition, the Public Safety Fair consists of more than 15 public safety information booths.

“The Public Safety Fair has been a collaborative effort over the years to provide education to our citizens about the many services available in North Chicago,” said Alderman Bonny Mayfield, Chairperson of the Public Safety Committee. “Public safety is not just about our police and fire departments, it's about all departments and the entire community.”


WHO:       Leon Rockingham, Jr., Mayor, City of North Chicago
                 Bonny Mayfield, 2nd Ward Alderman and Public Safety Chair


WHAT:     North Chicago Public Safety Fair


WHEN:     Saturday, October 27, 2018
                 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m


WHERE:   North Chicago Fire Department



About North Chicago

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, North Chicago is home to the only training center for United States Navy recruits. With the involvement of its citizens, the city provides effective and responsive municipal services to a population of 32,574.  Nearly 300,000 people visit the city each year to attend Navy recruit graduations, visit the world renowned Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie Pharmaceutical Company, receive treatment from the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, attend medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine, and visit other places, making it one of the busiest destinations in Lake County, Illinois.


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