| Mar 6, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Chicago's star turn on the world stage was cut in half Monday after President Barack Obama made a surprise shift of the May G-8 international summit from his hometown to Camp David.
The full complement of downtown security concerns remains however....
| Mar 6, 2012
| 12:58 PM
President Barack Obama today said he was confident in Chicago's ability to host a gathering of world leaders and played down the notion that security concerns had anything to do with the decision to move the May G-8 meeting from Chicago to Camp David.
| Mar 6, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Frederick County officials welcomed news Tuesday that President Barack Obama will host this year's G-8 summit at Camp David.
They also acknowledged the potential for protests of the sort that have accompanied past gatherings of the leaders of the Group...
| Mar 7, 2012
President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he did not pull the May G-8 meeting from Chicago because he feared his hometown couldn't handle all the fuss, contending instead that the gathering of the world's largest economic powers is better suited to a...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 8:33 PM
With two international summits coming to Chicago in just seven months, the city got a chance to conduct a trial run early Sunday in arresting a large group of protesters without it escalating into violence.
Throughout Saturday evening, police remained in...
| Oct 23, 2011
| 5:04 AM
Chicago police arrested about 130 Occupy Chicago protesters starting about 1 a.m. today after the group returned to Grant Park for the second weekend Saturday night and tried to maintain a camp in the park after its official closing time.
| Nov 17, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that Chicago will host the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates this spring.
The summit, the first to be held in North America, will at the University of Illinois at Chicago April 23-25.
The event is expected...
| Nov 22, 2011
The leader of an influential business panel that answers privately to Mayor Rahm Emanuel is promising a more open organization that addresses potential conflicts of interest involving its board members as they promote the city.
Michael Sacks, vice...
| Nov 23, 2011
The team Mayor Rahm Emanuel assembled to host the G-8 and NATO summits here in May knows there are important unsettled questions about costs, security and other logistics, but decisions on such key issues have been held up by a gathering 4,000 miles...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 11:14 AM
If Justin Bieber or the Rolling Stones suddenly decided to stage an impromptu concert in a public place somewhere in America without a permit, would the authorities ignore it and shrug it off? Doubtful. Even buskers performing in the New York Citysubway...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 5:38 PM
Some are working to change the way development in Baltimore affects low-income residents. Others are using art to comment on social inequalities. Still others are battling home foreclosures in the city or gathering free books to hand out in poor...