Chicago Cubs security firm under investigation in Minnesota
Loop North News

CRIME & SAFETY

(Above) Wrigley Field. Photo by Jason Hernandez

19-Jun-17 – The company that handles security for the Chicago Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks, and Marathon is under investigation in Minnesota.

KSTP-TV is reporting that Chicago-based Monterrey Security, which also protects the 66,200-seat U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, is being investigated by the Minnesota Private Detective and Protective Agent Services Board. The television station says the investigation involves hundreds of the security firm’s 3,500 employees and accusations that Monterrey falsified government documents, failed to conduct adequate background checks, and hired people with felony convictions without getting proper clearance.

Multiple media sources in Minneapolis claim the FBI is also investigating Monterrey Security and that the inquiry focuses on a complaint alleging fraud within the company. Specifically, that the firm allegedly falsified documents to reflect that some employees had completed security training when they had not.

Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority Chair Kathleen Blatz says stadium management is trying to figure out when the Minnesota Private Detective and Protective Agent Services Board will complete its investigation.

Kathleen Blatz “It’s one thing to make allegations, it’s another to have evidence,” Blatz (left) told Minneapolis Star Tribune. “I would assume they know what they’re doing. I can’t believe it’s just wholesale neglect of the rules.”

Security at U.S. Bank Stadium was an issue this year during the last game of the Minnesota Vikings season when two protesters dropped from scaffolding and unfurled a banner protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News | sdahlman@loopnorth.com

Published 19-Jun-17 3:33 AM

Loop North News

FREE WEEKLY EMAIL UPDATE

See what’s news in the Loop
and Near North neighborhoods of downtown Chicago.

Signup for our weekly email. No ads and no charge. Just enter your email address here...

Number of subscribers:
See this week’s update


Saturday
Music Inspired by Korean Poetry – Sijo Poems in Settings from Classical to Hip-Hop. The sijo is a traditional Korean poetic form typically exploring cosmological, metaphysical, or pastoral themes. This performance explores music inspired by sijo through jazz piano, piano/violin, and cello/flute duos, and a hip-hop performance by Elephant Rebellion. 4:00 p.m., Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street. Free and open to the public on a first-come first-served basis. Map. More info.

Saturday
Susan G. Komen Chicago’s Ignite the Fight Gala, celebrating 20 years of funding global research and providing critical breast health services for the underserved in the Chicago area. The anniversary celebration will feature Mario Lopez, Emmy-winning host of Extra, as the Celebrity More than Pink Ambassador, as well as 20 More Than Pink Heroes, who will be honored for their exceptional compassion, bravery, and leadership in the fight against breast cancer.

The Gala will kick off with the Dearborn Street and Clark Street bridges over the Chicago River being illuminated in pink. The bridge lighting takes place at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner, awards and dancing at Westin Chicago River North, 320 North Dearborn Street. Pink ties and pink cocktail attire encouraged. Tickets are now on sale.

Map. More info.

Saturday
Halloween Parade of Artists, celebrating Chicago’s Creative Spirits. Arts in the Dark unites the city’s diverse creative community in a magical nighttime parade. This family-friendly spectacle will begin as dusk arrives and will include live music, unique floats, and fanciful giant puppets. 6:00-8:00 p.m., Columbus Drive from Balbo north to Monroe. More info.

More events

S&P 500
2,562.10 0.84

NASDAQ COMPOSITE
6,605.07 19.15

LOOP/NORTH
45.44 0.26

Biggest Gainers & Losers

UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS INC.
59.78 8.21

LITTELFUSE INC.
206.56 1.70

CME GROUP INC.
134.95 1.42

Downtown Chicago Stocks