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  • Child Advocate Jeanne Milstein To Retire

    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...
  • City Hall backs off again on fines for street protesters

    City Hall backs off again on fines for street protesters
    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,"...
  • Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's G-8, NATO protest crackdown

    Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's G-8, NATO protest crackdown
    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&...
  • City moves to settle lawsuits over mass arrests in 2003 war protests

    City moves to settle lawsuits over mass arrests in 2003 war protests
    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...
  • City sees bright side of summits

    City sees bright side of summits
    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...
  • City offers $6.2 million to settle arrests at 2003 war protest

    City offers $6.2 million to settle arrests at 2003 war protest
    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....
  • Business leaders brace for G-8, NATO

    Business leaders brace for G-8, NATO
    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...
  • 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...
  • Preparing to cover the NATO / G8 meetings

    Preparing to cover the NATO / G8 meetings
    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...
  • Leading aldermen in no rush on City Council protester crackdown

    Leading aldermen in no rush on City Council protester crackdown
    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....
  • Emanuel says some businesses may get reimbursed for G-8, NATO summits

    Emanuel says some businesses may get reimbursed for G-8, NATO summits
    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...