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  • Lawyers for Occupy protesters say city crackdown was practice for summits

    Lawyers for Occupy protesters say city crackdown was practice for summits
    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...
  • Focus turning to NATO, G-8 summits in Chicago

    Focus turning to NATO, G-8 summits in Chicago
    The team Mayor Rahm Emanuel assembled to host the G-8 and NATO summits here in May knows there are important unsettled questions about costs, security and other logistics, but decisions on such key issues have been held up by a gathering 4,000 miles...
  • Head of Emanuel's business panel vows to let sunlight in

    Head of Emanuel's business panel vows to let sunlight in
    The leader of an influential business panel that answers privately to Mayor Rahm Emanuel is promising a more open organization that addresses potential conflicts of interest involving its board members as they promote the city. Michael Sacks, vice...
  • Lollapawhatza?

    Lollapawhatza?
    With the G-8summit moved to Camp David, President Barack Obama insisted Tuesday that Chicago has a firm handle on security for this spring's NATO summit. But his own hold on another big event in his home city seemed to elude his grasp. Obama, so...
  • Emanuel glosses over Chicago's G-8 loss

    Emanuel glosses over Chicago's G-8 loss
    — Mayor Rahm Emanuel offered little insight Wednesday into why President Barack Obama pulled the May G-8 summit from Chicago and declined to say if he knew his former boss had for some time been considering moving the meeting to Camp David....
  • Obama explains Chicago's G-8 loss

    Obama explains Chicago's G-8 loss
    President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he did not pull the May G-8 meeting from Chicago because he feared his hometown couldn't handle all the fuss, contending instead that the gathering of the world's largest economic powers is better suited to a...
  • Protest organizers appeal denial of permit

    A week after city officials denied a permit for demonstrators planning a march to protest the NATO summit in May, the organizers have appealed the decision. Protesters argued in Thursday's appeal to city officials that they don't have legitimate...
  • Emanuel gets protest curbs, spending power

    Emanuel gets protest curbs, spending power
    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. Only a...
  • Secret Service wants boats away from summit

    Secret Service wants boats away from summit
    When it's your job to consider the "total environment" of the city of Chicago in an effort to make the upcoming G-8 and NATO summits secure, there's a lot to think about. "When I looked at a global picture of that, I saw a lot of boats," said Frank...
  • With G-8 summit gone, focus shifts to NATO gathering

    With G-8 summit gone, focus shifts to NATO gathering
    The news that the G-8economic summit will not be held in Chicago shifts the focus to the other big meeting that will still bring dozens of leaders from around the world to the city in late May — the annual gathering of NATO alliance members. The...
  • City sees bright side of summits

    City sees bright side of summits
    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...