| Feb 17, 2012
When it's your job to consider the "total environment" of the city of Chicago in an effort to make the upcoming G-8 and NATO summits secure, there's a lot to think about.
"When I looked at a global picture of that, I saw a lot of boats," said Frank...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 8:33 PM
With two international summits coming to Chicago in just seven months, the city got a chance to conduct a trial run early Sunday in arresting a large group of protesters without it escalating into violence.
Throughout Saturday evening, police remained in...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 12:51 PM
President Barack Obama this week pulled Chicago out of hosting the G-8 summit, cutting organizer Lori Healey's job in half.
Expect Healey, in a Thursday interview at our taping of Chicago Live!, to try to put the best face possible on a decision that has...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 8:17 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's team announced Thursday that the May summit meetings of world leaders will cost up to $65 million, downtown Chicago will remain open amid security restrictions and protest rules will be revised following complaints they were too...
| Jan 26, 2012
The May summits of world leaders in Chicago are an unmatched opportunity to build the city's global image and to attract more foreign visitors, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his supporters said Wednesday in a pitch for cooperation that stayed away from potential...
| Mar 6, 2012
The news that the G-8economic summit will not be held in Chicago shifts the focus to the other big meeting that will still bring dozens of leaders from around the world to the city in late May — the annual gathering of NATO alliance members.
| Mar 8, 2012
— Mayor Rahm Emanuel offered little insight Wednesday into why President Barack Obama pulled the May G-8 summit from Chicago and declined to say if he knew his former boss had for some time been considering moving the meeting to Camp David....
| Mar 7, 2012
President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he did not pull the May G-8 meeting from Chicago because he feared his hometown couldn't handle all the fuss, contending instead that the gathering of the world's largest economic powers is better suited to a...
| Mar 23, 2012
A week after city officials denied a permit for demonstrators planning a march to protest the NATO summit in May, the organizers have appealed the decision.
Protesters argued in Thursday's appeal to city officials that they don't have legitimate...
| May 17, 2012
| 4:27 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has touted the NATO summit as a way to showcase Chicago on an international stage, and much of the Chicago area agrees with that notion, a Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows.
Nearly 6 out of 10 voters support hosting the conference and think...
| May 8, 2012
WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama will give the spouses of NATO leaders a taste of her native South Side on May 20 before a private dinner for them at the Art Institute of Chicago, her aides said Monday.
She's inviting the group to tour the...