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  • City buys 3K police helmet shields in preps for G8, NATO summits

    City buys 3K police helmet shields in preps for G8, NATO summits
    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...
  • Business leaders brace for G-8, NATO

    Business leaders brace for G-8, NATO
    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...
  • 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...
  • Preparing to cover the NATO / G8 meetings

    Preparing to cover the NATO / G8 meetings
    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...
  • Leading aldermen in no rush on City Council protester crackdown

    Leading aldermen in no rush on City Council protester crackdown
    The same aldermen who proposed new rules to limit crowd participation at City Council meetings said today they're in no hurry to see the rules enacted. “I don’t know if we are going to rush a hearing on it, actually,” said Ald....
  • 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...
  • Emanuel says some businesses may get reimbursed for G-8, NATO summits

    Emanuel says some businesses may get reimbursed for G-8, NATO summits
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today opened the door to compensation for businesses affected by security restrictions during the May G-8 and NATO summits in Chicago. The administration and a spokeswoman for Chicago's host committee quickly explained that such a...
  • Door opens to business compensation for G-8, NATO, then quickly shuts

    Door opens to business compensation for G-8, NATO, then quickly shuts
    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...
  • 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...
  • Jacksons return to the stage

    Jacksons return to the stage
  • Chicago no longer hosting G-8

    Chicago no longer hosting G-8
    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.”...