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  • Emanuel short on particulars of Chicago's G-8 loss

    Emanuel short on particulars of Chicago's G-8 loss
    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...
  • G-8 gone but will protesters still show?

    G-8 gone but will protesters still show?
    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...
  • Emanuel clarifies: no reimbursement for businesses during G-8, NATO

    Emanuel clarifies: no reimbursement for businesses during G-8, NATO
    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...
  • Obama: Chicago can still handle NATO summit

    Obama: Chicago can still handle NATO summit
    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. In...
  • Chicago officials deny permit for May 20 NATO protest march

    Chicago officials deny permit for May 20 NATO protest march
    After approving a parade permit for a group protesting the G-8 and NATO summits in Chicago, the city has denied an identical application by the same group seeking to move their parade one day later in the wake of the White House’s decision to move...
  • Protesters appeal denial of NATO march plans

    Protesters appeal denial of NATO march plans
    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...
  • Emanuel says community must join fight against gangs

    Emanuel says community must join fight against gangs
    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...
  • Anti-war protesters and city agree on NATO march route

    Anti-war protesters and city agree on NATO march route
    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...
  • Chicago to host NATO, G-8 in 2012

    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. The new...
  • 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 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...