| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:25 PM
While Chicago’s summit host team is in Brussels this week schmoozing NATO officials, the White House today released a couple of details about plans to entertain dignitaries during the May meetings. They include a dinner at Soldier Field and a trip...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 3:49 PM
A week after city officials denied a permit for demonstrators planning a protest march to protest the NATO summit in May, the organizers have appealed the decision.
The protesters filed an appeal today with the city, arguing officials don't have...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 12:51 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today called on residents to help police take back their neighborhoods in the wake of a spate of shootings around Chicago.
The mayor said the spike in violence -- including 49 shootings with 10 fatalities last weekend and the Monday...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 5:13 PM
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...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 10:43 PM
Chicago will play host to world leaders next spring during NATO and G-8 summits, giving Mayor Rahm Emanuel an opportunity to shine in the international spotlight but also a chance to stumble if the inevitable protests aren’t handled well.
| 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.
| Jan 17, 2012
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...
| Feb 10, 2012
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...
| Feb 10, 2012
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...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 8:00 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel opened the door Thursday to compensating businesses affected by security restrictions during the May G-8 and NATO summits, but the mayor's office and the city's host committee later said there are no such plans.
The confusion came as...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 7:23 PM
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.