McCormick Place

The McCormick Place convention center complex. (Credit: CBS)

2 Big Trade Shows Agree To Stay At McCormick Place

Two major trade shows have extended their commitments to Chicago’s mammoth McCormick Place.


Tony Freeland

Report: DePaul Now Considering Brand New Stadium Near McCormick Place

On the heels of a report about a possible move to the United Center for DePaul Blue Demons basketball, another account indicates that the university is also weighing far more ambitious plans.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2012


Man Killed In Lake Shore Drive Crash

A man died early Monday in a single-vehicle crash on Lake Shore Drive south of McCormick Place, police said.


Heads of state and government pose for the official family photo in Chicago during the NATO 2012 Summit on May 20, 2012. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

NATO Summit: Obama, Karzai Affirm Plan To Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan

After months of hype, and a week of protests throughout Chicago, the NATO Summit officially got underway Sunday afternoon at McCormick Place.ay Sunday afternoon at McCormick Place.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2012

Anti-NATO protesters make their way down State Street. (Credit: Mason Johnson/CBS Chicago)

Protesters Rally Outside NATO Summit After March From Grant Park

Thousands of anti-NATO activists were staging a rally outside McCormick Place during the NATO summit Sunday afternoon, after marching from Grant Park.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2012

Road Closed

Additional Lake Shore Drive Closure For NATO Summit

An extra portion of Lake Shore Drive on the Near North Side will be shut down Sunday evening, adding to a maze of street closures already in place for the NATO Summit.


A big protest march during the NATO summit Sunday will pass near McCormick Place where world leaders will be meeting. (CBS)

Will Sunday’s Big NATO Protest Be Peaceful Or Chaotic?

Police and most protesters say they don’t want trouble, and South Loop business owners surely don’t.


President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama step off Air Force One upon arrival at Chicago O'Hare International Airport May 19, 2012. Obama is in his hometown to host the 2012 NATO Summit. AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Arrives In Chicago For NATO Conference

President Obama has arrived in Chicago for the two-day NATO summit that is being held in his hometown amid protests by demonstrators.


Lake Shore Drive Closed

Lake Shore Drive To Be Closed From Grand Avenue To McCormick Place Sunday

An additional mile of Lake Shore Drive north all the way to Navy Pier will be closed beginning Sunday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2012

Anders Fogh Rasmussen

NATO Coalition Already Fracturing Over Afghanistan

Many world leaders have arrived in Chicago for the NATO Summit on Sunday, and some friction is already emerging on the issue of military action in Afghanistan.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2012

Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrives in Chicago Friday for the NATO summit, which will focus on the future of his nation. (CBS)

World Leaders Arrive On Eve Of NATO Summit

More than 2,000 reporters from around the world will be covering the NATO summit here. Chicago hopes they’ll pass along the good word about the Windy City.


NATO McCormick Place

First World Leaders Arriving For NATO Summit

The first world leaders were set to arrive in Chicago on Friday for the NATO Summit.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

An ATF sniffer dog checks out a flower planter at McCormick Place Thursday in anticipation of the NATO summit. (CBS)

NATO Set-Up Nearly Complete At McCormick Place

Foreign reporters were just beginning to arrive Thursday, as crews put the final touches on the lakefront convention hall.


Metra Electric District Train

Metra Reminds Commuter Of Security Measures For NATO

Metra is reminding riders of security restrictions and schedule changes for the NATO summit.

WBBM Newsradio–05/17/2012

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter "Hollyhock" has been stationed off Burnham Harbor for the NATO summit in Chicago, to enforce the security zone near McCormick Place. The cutter has been placing buoys to mark off the restricted zone around Burnham Harbor. (Credit: CBS)

Coast Guard Increasing Patrols For NATO Summit

If you start noticing more boats patrolling Lake Michigan and the river – it’s because of the NATO summit, as you might have guessed.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

A traffic sign at Columbus Drive and Fairbanks Court warns of the pending closure of a stretch of Lake Shore Drive between May 19 and 21, for the upcoming NATO summit at McCormick Place. (Credit: CBS)

Parking Bans Now In Effect For NATO Summit

Parking restrictions are now in effect as the clock counts down to the NATO Summit.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012

A traffic sign at Columbus Drive and Fairbanks Court warns of the pending closure of a stretch of Lake Shore Drive between May 19 and 21, for the upcoming NATO summit at McCormick Place. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Ramping Up Security Measures For NATO Summit

With less than a week to go until the NATO summit, there are growing signs of the extra security that’s going into place in time for the arrival of NATO delegates this weekend.

CBS 2–05/14/2012

The sign for Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. (CBS)

Bronzeville Welcomes NATO Summit As Good For Business

For many Chicagoans, the NATO summit could be a giant headache. But as CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports, that’s not the feeling in the city’s Bronzeville neighborhood.


A military official holds a NATO flag on April 4, 2009 during the NATO summit in Strasbourg, eastern France. (MICHAEL URBAN/AFP/Getty Images)

NATO Parking Restrictions Begin, Security To Tighten Over The Week

Parking restrictions and other security measures for the NATO summit next Sunday have already started going into effect.

CBS 2–05/13/2012

South Shore commuters, along with Metra Electric riders, will see extra security during the NATO summit. (CBS)

Metra Unveils Commuter Rail Security Restrictions For NATO

Later today, Metra officials including the heads of operations and security, will sit down to discuss their security plans for NATO.