| Dec 22, 2011
| 3:05 PM
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...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 6:50 PM
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.
| Nov 23, 2011
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...
| Nov 22, 2011
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...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 4:00 AM
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....
| Feb 15, 2012
| 9:15 PM
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...
| Mar 22, 2012
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...
| Mar 6, 2012
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....
| Jan 16, 2012
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...
| May 16, 2012
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,...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 10:07 AM
The Chicago City Council today easily approved measures to tighten parade rules, increase fines and give Mayor Rahm Emanuel power to spend money on a pair of May summits of world leaders.
Dozens of protesters concerned about what they say are the mayor&...