| Jan 19, 2012
| 11:15 AM
City of Chicago lawyers have reached a financial settlement with 16 people wrongly arrested in a 2003 Iraq war protest, and they have told a federal judge they intend to settle a similar class-action lawsuit representing more than 800 people who were...
| 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...
| 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 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 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...
| 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 23, 2012
| 3:14 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today opened the door to compensation for businesses affected by security restrictions during the May G-8 and NATO summits in Chicago.
The administration and a spokeswoman for Chicago's host committee quickly explained that such a...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 10:25 PM
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...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 3:31 PM
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...
| 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....