Chicago is about as close as it gets to a true gun-free zone (on paper, at least), but you can’t take too many chances with the president in town for two high-dollar fundraisers. Some drivers from the city’s union probably volunteered their time to set up these snow plow barricades around the Hilton.

The pro-amnesty crowd that shut down traffic in Chicago this morning managed to drop a “Deporter in Chief” banner temporarily, although it was soon taken down by hotel security.

Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline were on hand as well.