Wood Dale officials say they have a new emergency response plan in place after two people were killed and 22 others injured when high winds from a fast-moving storm knocked over a tent at last year’s Prairie Fest.
But they say they won’t share them with the public because of unspecified concerns over security.
The annual festival opens its four-day run Thursday evening at Community Park near 655 N. Wood Dale Road.
The emergency plan for last year’s fest, which the Daily Herald obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, did not include specific procedures for evacuating crowds in the event of severe weather.
You can read more about the security at The Daily Herald.