Labor Day Weekend

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Area law enforcement are operating special “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” patrols this Labor Day.

A pregnant Chicago woman who was shot in the abdomen during another violent holiday weekend in the city later delivered a nearly full-term baby boy.  The shooting Monday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood also wounded the woman's boyfriend. 

More than 1.7 million passengers are expected to travel through Chicago's O'Hare and Midway international airports for the Labor Day holiday.  The Chicago Department of Aviation predicts that both the city's airports will see an increase passengers compared to Labor Day last year.  Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans says it's been a busy summer for air travel in Chicago and the trend is expected to continue through the weekend.

State and local law enforcement officials are warning motorists to "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" during the Labor Day weekend.  The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois State Police are teaming up with nearly 200 local police agencies to reduce fatalities on the heavily traveled weekend. 

The American Red Cross and the Illinois Department of Transportation want to make it easier to identify a designated driver this Labor Day weekend.