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  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    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. Some events...
  • State park near Camp David to close during G-8 Summit

    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...
  • Protesters, police prep for G-8 summit at Camp David

    Protesters, police prep for G-8 summit at Camp David
    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...
  • Anti-war protesters and city agree on NATO march route

    Anti-war protesters and city agree on NATO march route
    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...
  • Illustrating the NATO summits

    Illustrating the NATO summits
    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...
  • Emanuel admits he erred on describing G8, NATO parade rules as temporary

    Emanuel admits he erred on describing G8, NATO parade rules as temporary
    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...
  • 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's G-8/NATO costs could hit $65M, say officials in first such appraisal

    City's G-8/NATO costs could hit $65M, say officials in first such appraisal
    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...
  • With G-8 and NATO ahead, Chicago says it has learned from 2003 war protest

    With G-8 and NATO ahead, Chicago says it has learned from 2003 war protest
    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...
  • Secrecy shrouds Emanuel's planning for G-8 and NATO summits

    Secrecy shrouds Emanuel's planning for G-8 and NATO summits
    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...
  • 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,"...