Slice of Life: Signs of the Zodiac

Coast Guard zodiacs in the Chicago River

The Coast Guard has parked 21 zodiac boats in the Chicago River, equipped with machine guns on the bow, as part of the security efforts for this weekend’s NATO summit.  In the back you can see a mobile Coast Guard command center in a double-wide tractor trailer.



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