NATO Summit

Danny Johnson

Charges Dropped Against L.A. Protester Who Says He Continued Activism In Jail

Charges have been dropped against a Los Angeles man who had been accused of attacking a Chicago Police officer during a protest in the days leading up to the NATO Summit.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

Military veterans with the groups Iraq Veterans Against The War and Vietnam Veterans Against The War hold a Memorial Day ceremony to call for an immediate end to the war in Afghanistan. (Credit: CBS)

Veterans Who Threw Away Medals At NATO Summit Mark Memorial Day

CHICAGO (CBS) — Veterans who returned their medals to NATO just over a week ago gathered at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at on the Chicago River on Monday, to talk about their feelings on Memorial […]

CBS Chicago–05/28/2012

JROTC members march in the 2012 Memorial Day Parade on State Street. (Credit: CBS)

City Honors Troops, Veterans At Memorial Day Parade

A week ago, it was anti-war protesters. Yesterday, supporters of U.S. troops had their turn to take over the streets of downtown Chicago.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2012

The suspect shown here allegedly slashed the tires of a police van during the NATO summit. (Chicago Police)

Cops Seek Man Who Slashed Tires Of Police Van During NATO Summit

Chicago Police released a photo Friday of a man suspected of slashing the tires of a police van during the May 19 anti-NATO demonstrations.


Chicago White Sox GM Kenny Williams chats with Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and two Chicago police officers at U.S. Cellular Field, before a tribute to police officers for their service during the NATO Summit. (Credit: CBS)

White Sox Pay Tribute To Chicago Cops For Work During NATO Summit

A Chicago police officer, who was stabbed in a fracas during protests of the NATO Summit over the weekend, was among the first batch to take in a free White Sox game at U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

Sebastian Senakiewicz is charged with conspiracy planning, for allegedly plotting to use Molotov cocktails to disrupt the NATO summit. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Lawyer: NATO Suspect ‘Maybe Had A Little Bit Too Much To Drink’

The mother of an anti-NATO protester accused of threatening to blow up a train overpass defended her son Wednesday and described him as a “good boy.”


Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (CBS)

Mayor Confident NATO Summit Will Boost Tourism

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that he is sympathetic with downtown businesses that might have suffered because of all the people who stayed away due to the NATO Summit, but he said the gathering of world leaders was still very good for Chicago.


Sebastian Senakiewicz is charged with conspiracy planning, for allegedly plotting to use Molotov cocktails to disrupt the NATO summit. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Another Court Appearance Coming For A NATO Summit Plot Suspect

Another round of court appearances is coming up Wednesday for several people arrested for alleged violent plots in the days leading up to the NATO Summit.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Cops’ Handling Of NATO Gave Me A Good Feeling

What a great day this has been, beginning in my building on the elevator, and then on the subway downtown, seeing happy faces, having happy talk about a NATO summit in a city that worked, and a picture that says it all: “I love Chicago police and firemen.”

CBS 2–05/22/2012

Christopher French (left) is accused of pushing a Chicago police officer trying to make an arrest during an anti-NATO protest march on May 20, 2012. Alex Cerajewski (right) is accused of hurling two Gatorade bottles at police and urging “Black Bloc” anarchists to blend in with other protesters. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Two More Anti-NATO Protesters Facing Charges

Two more anti-NATO protesters have been charged with felonies, in the wake of Sunday night’s demonstrations in downtown Chicago.


Police Supt. Garry McCarthy stands with Chicago police officers during a protest march during the NATO Summit. (Credit: Helen Marshall/WBBM Newsradio)

McCarthy Gets High Praise For Leading From The Front During NATO

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has been getting high praise from city leaders, Chicago residents, and rank-and-file officers, for leading from the front lines during confrontations between police and protesters during the NATO summit.

CBS 2–05/22/2012

Chicago police clad in riot gear work near the site of the NATO Summit, as protesters march through the streets on May 20, 2012. (credit: Mason Johnson/CBS)

FOP President Praises Chicago Cops For Work At NATO Protests

The head of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police is praising his members for the jobs they did over the past few days during the NATO summit.

WBBM Newsradio–05/22/2012

Mayor Emanuel At 'L' Stop

Emanuel Thanks South Loop Residents For Putting Up With NATO Summit

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was out thanking people in the South Loop Tuesday morning for putting up with NATO.

WBBM Newsradio–05/22/2012

NATO Protests May 20th

Police Supervisor’s Wife Got Threatening Phone Call During NATO Summit

Were police families the target of threats from protesters?


Speed Cameras

NATO Summit Protester Turns Ire At Speed Cameras

If you followed the street protests of the past several days, you probably noticed there were a lot of axes to grind.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2012

Obama On NATO Summit

Foreign Journalists Praise Chicago, Say They’ll Be Back

While few foreign journalists had time to enjoy, Chicago during the NATO Summit just ended, several of them praised the city and say they will return on their own time.

WBBM Newsradio–05/22/2012

Demonstrators clash with police during a protest against the NATO Summit on May 20, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Several protesters and journalists were injured in skirmishes with police outside the convention center. Today is the first day of the two-day summit. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Protester: Police Used Batons Indiscriminately During NATO Summit

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and several other observers have praised officers in the field for their restraint during the NATO Summit protests, but some protest leaders say they cannot see McCarthy’s justification for the use of force.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2012

Terror Plot Suspects

Attorneys: ‘NATO 3’ Defendants Arrested To Justify Summit Security

Defense attorneys for the three men accused of making firebombs to attack police and other high-profile targets during the NATO Summit claimed police and prosecutors fabricated the charges to justify the intense security measures put in place for the summit.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (CBS)

Emanuel Says NATO Summit Was Worth The Risk

NATO Summit 2012 is a wrap and Chicago’s mayor is applauding the city’s efforts to host the giant event.


President Obama speaks at the end of the NATO Summit. (CBS)

President Obama: Chicago ‘Performed Magnificently’ During NATO Summit

Ending a two day meeting of world leaders, President Obama said his hometown “performed magnificently” as a host for the NATO summit.