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  • 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,"...
  • Protesters: Mayor's G-8, NATO summit plans limit free speech

    Protesters: Mayor's G-8, NATO summit plans limit free speech
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed ordinances aimed at keeping order during the upcoming G8 and NATO summits took a beating Tuesday from a coalition of unions, religious leader, and community organizers. They say the new restrictions include tough...
  • Mayor backs down on new protest fines

    Mayor backs down on new protest fines
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday backed off a plan to increase fines for resisting arrest, his latest retreat in the face of complaints from aldermen and protesters that he is trying to muzzle free speech during the May summits of world leaders. Satisfied...
  • 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...