| Dec 8, 2011
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...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 9:16 PM
The RVCA family is excited for Sunday. That's the day of the grand opening for the Mendes Bros. Academy, a jiu jitsu gym, in Costa Mesa.
The Mendes brothers, Rafael and Gui, will be offering a free seminar during the grand opening, starting at 1 p.m. The...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 2:52 PM
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...
| Jan 19, 2012
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...
| Feb 1, 2012
White House representatives traveled to Chicago on Tuesday to tout the May summits of world leaders as an opportunity not only for hashing out global issues, but also for Chicago to boost its profile as a business and tourism center — echoing themes...
| Jan 3, 2012
Tuesday is the first official day to file an application for a permit to demonstrate against Chicago’s G8 and NATO summits.
Petitioners were lining up outside the Transportation Department Office at City Hall where the petitions are filed. They...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Chicago police officers will get new shields for their helmets as they prepare for possible violence at the NATO and G8 Summits in May.
The city bought 3,000 plexi-glass shields for the helmets. The shields cost just less than $200,000.
The shields will...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 9:06 PM
Talk to business leaders about the G-8and NATO summits coming to Chicago this spring, and they universally say they hope the events are a chance to showcase the city as a global commercial center, political player and tourism draw.
But in the next breath...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 3:15 PM
To paraphrase former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, there are a lot of “known unknowns” about the coming G-8 and NATO summits that will bring dozens of world leaders and possibly thousands of protesters to Chicago for the weekend of May...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 3:30 PM
| Mar 5, 2012
| 1:04 PM
The G-8Summit will no longer be held in Chicago but at Camp David instead, according to a statement from the White House.
The statement reads “the President is inviting his fellow G-8 leaders to Camp David on May 18-19 for the G-8 Summit.”...