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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s emergency management agency says all police officers are in uniform and monitoring of the city’s vast video surveillance system has been stepped up following the death of Osama bin Laden.

Roderick Drew is spokesman for the Office of Emergency Management and Communications. He says officers throughout the city — including at the transit system and airports — are on alert after U.S. forces shot and killed Bin Laden in Pakistan over the weekend.

The Chicago Jewish Federation says synagogues and other Jewish institutions throughout the Chicago also have been urged to review and update security procedures.

Federation spokeswoman Linda Haafe says there’s nothing to indicate a specific threat.

Last fall, explosives addressed to Chicago-are synagogues were discovered on airplanes in England and the United Arab Emirates.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press

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