| 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...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:02 PM
Protesters expected to descend on Chicago for the NATO and G8 meetings that will bring international leaders to Chicago this spring will have a chance to air their grievances, but order will be maintained in the city, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today....
| Dec 14, 2011
| 10:42 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to raise fines for resisting police as the city gears up for anticipated protests that will come with the G8 and NATO summits to be held in Chicago next May.
Protesters found guilty of resisting a police officer or aiding...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 3:05 PM
When the G-8 and NATO protests kick off next spring, Daley Plaza will likely be the starting point.
After initially rejecting an anti-war group's application to hold a rally at one of Chicago's primary gathering spots in the Loop, the city's Public...
| Jan 26, 2012
The May summits of world leaders in Chicago are an unmatched opportunity to build the city's global image and to attract more foreign visitors, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his supporters said Wednesday in a pitch for cooperation that stayed away from potential...
| 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...
| 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 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 15, 2012
| 9:15 PM
Lawyers for dozens of Occupy Chicago protesters arrested in Grant Park said Wednesday that the mass arrests amounted to a "dry run" by the Emanuel administration for handling protests during the G-8 and NATO summits in May.
"This was Mayor Rahm Emanuel...
| 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...