| Mar 4, 2012
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.
| Feb 9, 2012
| 12:11 PM
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....
| Jan 19, 2012
| 11:15 AM
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...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 12:01 PM
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...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 3:14 PM
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...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 3:52 PM
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....
| Mar 7, 2012
| 10:59 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today wouldn't get into the particulars of why Chicago lost the G-8 summit in May, deferring to President Barack Obama.
The mayor was touting the importance of Chicago hosting the back-to-back G-8 and NATO gatherings of world leaders...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 3:31 PM
After the initial surprise over word from the White House today that the May G-8 summit has been moved to Camp David, Chicago officials and protest organizers quickly turned to speculation of how that would affect the NATO meeting that is still planned...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 10:25 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday clarified that businesses affected by security restrictions during the G-8 and NATO summits in May will not be compensated if they close shop during the gatherings of world leaders.
“World Business Chicago and the...
| 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 27, 2012
| 11:25 AM
At an appeal hearing today, city officials defended their refusal to allow a protest march in the Loop on the first day of the NATO summit in May, saying police will be too busy with all the motorcades for visiting delegates.
Lawyers for protesters...