| Jan 12, 2012
| 8:17 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's team announced Thursday that the May summit meetings of world leaders will cost up to $65 million, downtown Chicago will remain open amid security restrictions and protest rules will be revised following complaints they were too...
| Jan 17, 2012
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...
| 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 23, 2012
| 8:00 PM
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...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 8:33 PM
With two international summits coming to Chicago in just seven months, the city got a chance to conduct a trial run early Sunday in arresting a large group of protesters without it escalating into violence.
Throughout Saturday evening, police remained in...
| Feb 17, 2011
Veteran character actor
Len Lesser, 88, a veteran character actor best known for his recurring role in the 1990s as Uncle Leo on the hit NBC-TV comedy "Seinfeld," died Wednesday in Burbank, publicist Laura Stegman said. He had pneumonia and...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 12:51 PM
President Barack Obama this week pulled Chicago out of hosting the G-8 summit, cutting organizer Lori Healey's job in half.
Expect Healey, in a Thursday interview at our taping of Chicago Live!, to try to put the best face possible on a decision that has...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 4:32 PM
The St. Petersburg Times took its turn pointing out the unprecedented level of security and media restrictions that the Rick Scott team put in place on his first day as governor. Here's an excerpt: Florida's new governor was the star of the most security-...
| May 19, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Obama addresses the Arab Spring and promises support for democratic reforms, both moral and financial....
| May 26, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Among the more incongruous reports to come from the tech world lately is one describing awkwardly mild-mannered Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg dispatching a goat with a knife. That is, apparently, "the most kind way to do it," said Jesse Cool,......
| May 27, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Obama, Medvedev and Sarkozy urges final peace agreement after 17 years of peace talks....