Chicago police hold 'preparedness drill' as concerns over 'domestic violent extremists' rise

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Police Department conducted a training exercise downtown Wednesday night as security ramps up coast-to-coast ahead of Inauguration Day.

Chicago police had a heavy presence downtown Wednesday for what was described as "a preparedness drill." CPD said in a statement: "This exercise is not being conducted in response to any incidents or planned events." But it comes amid rising concerns nationwide about extremist unrest.