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  • G-8 gone but will protesters still show?

    G-8 gone but will protesters still show?
    After the initial surprise over word from the White House today that the May G-8 summit has been moved to Camp David, Chicago officials and protest organizers quickly turned to speculation of how that would affect the NATO meeting that is still planned...
  • Emanuel clarifies: no reimbursement for businesses during G-8, NATO

    Emanuel clarifies: no reimbursement for businesses during G-8, NATO
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday clarified that businesses affected by security restrictions during the G-8 and NATO summits in May will not be compensated if they close shop during the gatherings of world leaders. “World Business Chicago and the...
  • Obama: Chicago can still handle NATO summit

    Obama: Chicago can still handle NATO summit
    President Barack Obama today said he was confident in Chicago's ability to host a gathering of world leaders and played down the notion that security concerns had anything to do with the decision to move the May G-8 meeting from Chicago to Camp David. In...
  • City defends denial of NATO protest permit

    City defends denial of NATO protest  permit
    At an appeal hearing today, city officials defended their refusal to allow a protest march in the Loop on the first day of the NATO summit in May, saying police will be too busy with all the motorcades for visiting delegates. Lawyers for protesters...
  • Chicago officials deny permit for May 20 NATO protest march

    Chicago officials deny permit for May 20 NATO protest march
    After approving a parade permit for a group protesting the G-8 and NATO summits in Chicago, the city has denied an identical application by the same group seeking to move their parade one day later in the wake of the White House’s decision to move...
  • White House release new details on NATO summit events

    White House release new details on NATO summit events
    While Chicago’s summit host team is in Brussels this week schmoozing NATO officials, the White House today released a couple of details about plans to entertain dignitaries during the May meetings. They include a dinner at Soldier Field and a trip...
  • Protesters appeal denial of NATO march plans

    Protesters appeal denial of NATO march plans
    A week after city officials denied a permit for demonstrators planning a protest march to protest the NATO summit in May, the organizers have appealed the decision. The protesters filed an appeal today with the city, arguing officials don't have...
  • Emanuel says community must join fight against gangs

    Emanuel says community must join fight against gangs
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today called on residents to help police take back their neighborhoods in the wake of a spate of shootings around Chicago. The mayor said the spike in violence -- including 49 shootings with 10 fatalities last weekend and the Monday...
  • Anti-war protesters and city agree on NATO march route

    Anti-war protesters and city agree on NATO march route
    After weeks of disagreement, the city of Chicago and anti-war demonstrators have settled on an alternate route for a protest march on the first day of the NATO summit in May. The city today granted a parade permit to the Coalition Against NATO/G8 War and...
  • Chicago to host NATO, G-8 in 2012

    Chicago will play host to world leaders next spring during NATO and G-8 summits, giving Mayor Rahm Emanuel an opportunity to shine in the international spotlight but also a chance to stumble if the inevitable protests aren’t handled well. The new...
  • One summit gone ...

    One summit gone ...
    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...