Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy attended one event at True Rock Church in the South Loop.
The goal of National Night Out is to strengthen neighborhood spirit and improve police-community relations. It's also a way for people to send a message to criminals that their neighborhoods are fighting back.
For the first time, west suburban Lombard took part in the National Night Out campaign. Families could enjoy a variety of activities including free swimming at Paradise Bay as well as police, fire and public safety displays.