Protesters to rally outside Trump Tower in Chicago

Earlier reports speculating Donald Trump may be staying in Chicago at the end of this week have not been confirmed but a protest outside Trump Tower will go on as planned. (WLS)

President-elect Donald Trump's so-called "thank-you tour" will be met with protests here in Chicago.

Demonstrators plan to rally outside Trump Tower around 5 p.m. Thursday over reports that the president-elect might visit the city.

But Chicago police said they were not planning on a visit from him. Still, that did little to change the minds of frustrated protesters.

"If he's not coming, we're going to have a celebration. We're going to send a message to the president-elect that Chicago is not a place he can come without protest," said John Beacham, ANSWER Chicago.

Chicago has been a volatile stop for Trump since before the election.

In March, he canceled a rally at the last minute - over safety concerns - when thousands of people showed up to protest.

Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence will be in Indiana Thursday, highlighting the decision by a manufacturer to keep 1,000 jobs in the state. Pence offered Carrier incentives to stay.
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