| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| 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...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 9:16 AM
In the little town of Thurmont (population not quite 6,200), the recession has taken a heavy toll on Main Street, but things are picking up as residents prepare for next month's G8 Summit at nearby Camp David.
The Cozy Country Inn has been busy booking...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 5:13 PM
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...
| Apr 18, 2012
In the graphics department, we can do a good job with charts, maps and diagrams to explain how things work and what they are made of. Imagine all the ways a textbook might explain a story using figures and data.
When we learned months ago that the G-8and...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 12:01 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said he erred last month when he said tighter protest rules and higher fines for thwarting police would be temporary measures designed just for a pair of spring meetings of international leaders in Chicago."I misspoke, and I...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Child Advocate Jeanne Milstein announced Tuesday that she will retire March 1 after nearly 12 years as high-profile head of a six-person state watchdog office, which monitors and investigates services to children that are either provided by state agencies...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 8:17 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's team announced Thursday that the May summit meetings of world leaders will cost up to $65 million, downtown Chicago will remain open amid security restrictions and protest rules will be revised following complaints they were too...
| 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...
| Jan 17, 2012
The business group chosen by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to oversee the G-8 and NATO summits is accelerating planning and fundraising for the May meetings but will continue to do much of its work out of public view.
The mayor and his administration have said...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today backed off a plan to increase fines for resisting arrest during this spring's G-8 and NATO conferences after aldermen and protesters expressed concerns that it would curb free speech.
"We decided to pull that off the table,"...