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  • Mayor backs down on new protest fines

    Mayor backs down on new protest fines
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday backed off a plan to increase fines for resisting arrest, his latest retreat in the face of complaints from aldermen and protesters that he is trying to muzzle free speech during the May summits of world leaders. Satisfied...
  • City backtracks, OKs G-8 protests at Daley Plaza

    City backtracks, OKs G-8 protests at Daley Plaza
    When the G-8 and NATO protests kick off next spring, Daley Plaza will likely be the starting point. After initially rejecting an anti-war group's application to hold a rally at one of Chicago's primary gathering spots in the Loop, the city's Public...
  • Lollapawhatza?

    Lollapawhatza?
    With the G-8summit moved to Camp David, President Barack Obama insisted Tuesday that Chicago has a firm handle on security for this spring's NATO summit. But his own hold on another big event in his home city seemed to elude his grasp. Obama, so...
  • Focus turning to NATO, G-8 summits in Chicago

    Focus turning to NATO, G-8 summits in Chicago
    The team Mayor Rahm Emanuel assembled to host the G-8 and NATO summits here in May knows there are important unsettled questions about costs, security and other logistics, but decisions on such key issues have been held up by a gathering 4,000 miles...
  • Head of Emanuel's business panel vows to let sunlight in

    Head of Emanuel's business panel vows to let sunlight in
    The leader of an influential business panel that answers privately to Mayor Rahm Emanuel is promising a more open organization that addresses potential conflicts of interest involving its board members as they promote the city. Michael Sacks, vice...
  • G-8 is pulled from Chicago — but NATO, security concerns and global spotlight stay

    G-8 is pulled from Chicago — but NATO, security concerns and global spotlight stay
    Chicago's star turn on the world stage was cut in half Monday after President Barack Obama made a surprise shift of the May G-8 international summit from his hometown to Camp David. The full complement of downtown security concerns remains however....
  • Lawyers for Occupy protesters say city crackdown was practice for summits

    Lawyers for Occupy protesters say city crackdown was practice for summits
    Lawyers for dozens of Occupy Chicago protesters arrested in Grant Park said Wednesday that the mass arrests amounted to a "dry run" by the Emanuel administration for handling protests during the G-8 and NATO summits in May. "This was Mayor Rahm Emanuel...
  • Soldier Field dinner on NATO agenda

    Soldier Field dinner on NATO agenda
    While Chicago's summit host team is in Brussels this week schmoozing NATO officials, the White House released a couple of details about plans to entertain dignitaries during the May meetings. They include a dinner at Soldier Field and a trip to the...
  • Protesters declare victory after G-8 is moved

    Protesters declare victory after G-8 is moved
    Protesters gearing up for Chicago's spring gathering of world leaders cheered the news that the G-8 summit is being moved to Camp David while maintaining that the city would remain a major magnet for demonstrators during that weekend's NATO gathering....
  • With G-8 and NATO ahead, Chicago says it has learned from 2003 war protest

    With G-8 and NATO ahead, Chicago says it has learned from 2003 war protest
    While Mayor Rahm Emanuel is preparing for large demonstrations at the upcoming G-8 and NATO conferences, his administration is moving to settle lawsuits that prompted a scathing judicial rebuke of the way the Chicago Police Department has treated...
  • NATO: Just another acronym

    NATO: Just another acronym
    As we pre-emptively panic about the traffic and protests and unbridled chaos scheduled to descend on our beloved city this weekend, let us not forget: It could have been worse. We were supposed to be hosting the G8 summit along with the NATO summit,...