A consultant’s study on the economic impact of the summit indicates total spending of $128 million, local tax revenues of $3 million and more than 2,000 temporary jobs. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Chicagoans will have just over two weeks notice of what to expect during next month’s NATO summit here.
Chicago police are buying 8,500 more face shields for police helmets in advance of the NATO summit in May. Meantime, a delegation of Chicago public officials, dignitaries and summit host committee representatives are at NATO headquarters in Belgium to tout the city and prepare for the upcoming summit.
A Chicago delegation was in Brussels on Wednesday, trying to sell the city to the world as they plan for the NATO summit in Chicago in May.
The city’s restaurant community is gearing up for the NATO and G8 summits planned for Chicago in May, and officials insisted Monday they are not worried about security measures restricting access to their businesses.
CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson says it’s perfectly reasonable to continue asking questions about the security related to the upcoming world summits in Chicago, even if planners don’t like those questions.
The host committee for the upcoming NATO and G8 summits offered a sneak peak Wednesday of the city’s push to capitalize on the dual summits in May.
Officials planning the NATO and G8 summits have launched a campaign to convince Chicago residents that the upcoming meetings will be more than worth the inconvenience they might cause.