| 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...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 12:51 PM
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...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 11:25 AM
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...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 4:14 PM
A city of Chicago administrative hearing judge has upheld the denial of a march permit for NATO protesters.
Administrative Law Judge Raymond J. Prosser delivered his ruling late this afternoon, backing the city's claim that a parade through the heart of...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 7:10 PM
A state park will be closed to the public for three days next month while world leaders gather nearby at the Camp David presidential retreat for the G-8 Summit, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
The move is highly unusual, and...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 9:06 PM
Talk to business leaders about the G-8and NATO summits coming to Chicago this spring, and they universally say they hope the events are a chance to showcase the city as a global commercial center, political player and tourism draw.
But in the next breath...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 3:15 PM
To paraphrase former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, there are a lot of “known unknowns” about the coming G-8 and NATO summits that will bring dozens of world leaders and possibly thousands of protesters to Chicago for the weekend of May...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 3:52 PM
The same aldermen who proposed new rules to limit crowd participation at City Council meetings said today they're in no hurry to see the rules enacted.
“I don’t know if we are going to rush a hearing on it, actually,” said Ald....
| 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...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 12:11 PM
Lawyers for the city of Chicago told a federal judge today they have reached a $6.2 million settlement with more than 800 plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit stemming from the mass arrests of protesters during a 2003 demonstration against the Iraq war....
| Feb 10, 2012
In Wisconsin, a group of environmentalists plans to bicycle to Chicago's G-8 and NATO summits to protest an economy that relies too heavily on fossil fuel.
In California, a nurses union has a permit for a Chicago march the day before the summits to...