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  • 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&...
  • NATO/G-8 fundraising must move at feverish pace

    NATO/G-8 fundraising must move at feverish pace
    The task of raising tens of millions of dollars in donations for the NATO and G-8 summits means fundraisers will need to move as aggressively as the Art Institute did in its campaign to build the Modern Wing. Boding well for the effort is that former...
  • Emanuel gets protest curbs, spending power

    Emanuel gets protest curbs, spending power
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel easily won approval Wednesday for two measures that will tighten parade rules, increase fines for violating the restrictions and give him unfettered power to spend money on two international summits coming to Chicago in May. Only a...
  • 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...
  • G-8, NATO summits are just latest call to public service for former Daley chief of staff

    G-8, NATO summits are just latest call to public service for former Daley chief of staff
    Organizing the G-8 and NATO summits is like preparing for a hurricane. You can't entirely control the outcome, and any violence could be catastrophic for the city, the mayor and the president. Leslie Fox, the first person selected to run the May 19-21...
  • CEOs need to brace for G-8, NATO

    CEOs need to brace for G-8, NATO
    The G-8 and NATO summits being held in May in Chicago are expected to draw thousands of protesters, and Christie Hefner had heard that some local CEOs were being told by their senior staff to "get out of town" that week to avoid them. The warnings were...
  • Emanuel: G8 protesters have rights but so do I

    Protesters expected to descend on Chicago for the NATO and G8 meetings that will bring international leaders to Chicago this spring will have a chance to air their grievances, but order will be maintained in the city, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today....
  • 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....
  • City still in dark about scale of G-8, NATO protests

    City still in dark about scale of G-8, NATO protests
    In Wisconsin, a group of environmentalists plans to bicycle to Chicago's G-8 and NATO summits to protest an economy that relies too heavily on fossil fuel. In California, a nurses union has a permit for a Chicago march the day before the summits to...
  • City to pay $6.2 million to war protesters arrested or detained in 2003 demonstration

    City to pay $6.2 million to war protesters arrested or detained in 2003 demonstration
    When Chicago agreed Thursday to pay $6.2 million to settle a lawsuit over police conduct at a war protest nine years ago, both city officials and demonstrators were looking ahead to the May gathering of world leaders in Chicago. About 800 people were...