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Secret Service Crawling All Around Chicago

In Chicago, it’s no secret that the U.S. Secret Service is everywhere looking out for the president elect. The Times of London asks:  Will he be the most guarded president in history?

James Bone
Times of London
CHICAGO –– Barack Obama’s neighbourhood in Chicago has been turned into a virtual fortress as the Secret Service moves to protect the President-elect.
Assassination fears mean that Mr Obama, who was codenamed “Renegade” by his Secret Service detail on the campaign trail, will become perhaps the most heavily guarded president in history. Streets around his mock-Georgian mansion in the usually easy-going enclave by the University of Chicago have been closed. The main thoroughfare has been shut down because it passes his garden.
Visitors to the synagogue that faces his house must put their names on a list 24 hours before they attend so that their identities can be checked.
“I live one block away. I get ‘carded’ to go on my block,” said Adrienne Stone, 33, a US Air Force veteran. “I have become accustomed to the Secret Service being everywhere. I don’t get a lot of sleep. There are helicopters overhead. But he deserves this. We have lost too many leaders before their time,” she said.
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