What you need to know for Saturday's appearance by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama in Springfield, Ill.
Members of the public can enter the Old Capitol area through a security entrance on Washington Street near Seventh Street. The Secret Service recommends people "start coming about 11 a.m."
No admission tickets are required. Metal detectors will be in use.
Downtown parking ramps will be open, except for the underground ramp below the Old Capitol, but authorities expect them to fill up quickly.
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
The Horace Mann parking lot east of Seventh Street between Madison and Jefferson streets will be open only for parking by people with disabilities. Motorists should enter from Ninth Street.
Disabled people will need to enter the downtown security zone at the main entrance on Washington Street west of Seventh Street, but they will then be directed to an area set aside for the disabled.
People who use motorized chairs or scooters can use them, and volunteers will be available to help disabled people who need assistance.
- Small cameras
- Clutch purses
- Small roll-up umbrellas
- Large umbrellas with metal tips
- Backpacks, large purses, other large bags
- Bottled water or bottled liquids of any kind
- Signs or banners. (Some signs will be available once people have passed the security checkpoint.)
- Fifth Street from Jefferson to Monroe streets
- Sixth Street from Jefferson to Monroe streets
- Washington Street from Fourth to Seventh streets