NATO Summit

A Chicago Police officer puts away her gas mask during a protest of the NATO Summit in Chicago on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Several officers donned gas masks, after an apparent miscommunication, when word spread that some protesters had put on gas masks. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy: Cops Donning Gas Masks During Protest Result Of ‘Miscommunication’

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Monday it was just a miscommunication this weekend, when police officers at Sunday’s anti-NATO demonstration began putting on their gas masks.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2012

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

7 NATO Officials Treated For Flu-Like Symptoms

Seven NATO officials staying at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place hotel were being treated Monday after being stricken with flu-like symptoms, law enforcement sources said.



Not Too Many Commuters Taking Metra This NATO Monday

It has been an extremely light and fast morning for public transit riders, whose numbers have been radically reduced by the NATO summit.

WBBM Newsradio–05/21/2012

Daley Plaza was practically empty on Monday, May 21, 2012, on the second day of the NATO Summit, as many downtown businesses were closed, or encouraging employees to work from home. Normally, dozens or hundreds of people are in the plaza during weekdays. (Credit: CBS)

NATO Summit Not Good For Some Businesses

It’s an eerie scene in downtown Chicago today, as most office buildings and stores are deserted because of the NATO summit.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2012

Obama On NATO Summit

NATO Leaders To Discuss Paying For Afghan Army After Withdrawal

The second day of intense talks is in progress at the NATO Summit, and the major focus remains how to deal with the war in Afghanistan.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2012

Commuter Train Security

Tight Security Remains In Place On Commuter Trains; Some Runs Canceled

While commuters riding the rails will face increased security Monday morning, some riders may not have any trains at all to catch.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2012

Protesters demonstrate outside Boeing Headquarters. (Credit: Rick Kramer/CBS Chicago)

Anti-NATO Group Rallies Outside Boeing, Obama Campaign HQ

As NATO officials were wrapping up their summit in Chicago, anti-NATO protesters marched to Boeing headquarters Monday morning before turning their attention to President Obama’s campaign headquarters on the other side of the Loop.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2012

Area North Protest

NATO Protesters Hold Vigil Outside Area North Police Station

Several protesters were released from police custody Monday morning, after dozens were arrested the day before following a violent clash with police.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2012


Protesters Stage Michigan Avenue Sit-In In Front Of Art Institute

Following an anti-NATO march to McCormick Place and conflict with police, protesters staged a late night sit in front of the Art Institute where Michelle Obama was hosting a dinner.


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)

Police, Protesters Clash At End Of Anti-NATO Protest

In a massive show of force, police in riot gear clashed violently with protesters at the end of the anti-NATO summit march on Sunday afternoon.


A You Tube video was posted on the cyberwarnews website claiming a cyber attack on the City Of Chicago website. (Credit:

City Of Chicago Website Target Of Cyber Attack?

Authorities are investigating whether the City Of Chicago’s website is under a cyber attack, CBS 2 has learned.


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

An anti-NATO protester, identified by friends as Jack Amico, is pushed by a Chicago police van, after several protesters tried to push the van to block it from moving through the crowd on Saturday, May 19, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Police: Protesters Attacked Police Van Saturday, Gave Cop Concussion

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Sunday that a group of out-of-town protesters attacked a police van while hundreds of protesters were wandering around downtown Chicago for about 10 hours.

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.


Sebastian Senakiewicz, 24, and Mark Neiweem, 28, are accused of plotting to use Molotov cocktails during the NATO Summit. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Sought Pipe Bomb For NATO; Another Bragged About Bomb He Didn’t Have

Cook County prosecutors said Sunday that one man arrested earlier this week in connection with the NATO Summit said he could blow up a downtown bridge, though it turned out he didn’t have a bomb. Another man allegedly asked others to get him materials to make a pipe bomb.


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.


Protesters and police clash at Washington and Dearborn. (Credit: John Dodge/CBS)

Protesters Clash With Police Downtown

Protesters clashed several times on Saturday with police in the Loop, shutting down streets during a nearly six hour march through the city.


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

Terror Plot Suspects

What Do We Know About The ‘NATO 3’?

Three anti-NATO protesters stand charged of plotting to target police stations with Molotov cocktails. But who are they?