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NATO Summits

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Insists Taxpayers Won’t Pay For NATO Summit

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is reassuring Chicago taxpayers that they won’t be stuck with the bill for all the activity, security and disruptions that will occur around the NATO Summit the weekend of May 19.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2012

An aerial view of Chicago's convention complex where the NATO summit will be held. (CBS)

NATO Host Committee Puts Dollar Figure On Summit’s Economic Impact

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.

04/30/2012

The Joliet Correctional Center was shut down in 2002, after more than 140 years of use as a state prison. (Credit: CBS)

Dart Suggests Using Old Joliet Prison For NATO Arrests

The NATO summit is just weeks away and Chicago officials are figuring out how to handle the thousands of protestors expected to turn out for the meetings.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Music Students

Students From Chicago, Kabul Exchange Music Ahead Of NATO Summit

As part of the activities leading up to the NATO Summit next month, some Chicago high school students traded performances and questions with music students from Afghanistan in a live, electronic hook-up.

WBBM Newsradio–04/27/2012

Lori Healey says the federal government will reveal NATO Summit security plans next week. (CBS)

Feds To Unveil Security Zone Plans For NATO Next Week

Chicagoans will have just over two weeks notice of what to expect during next month’s NATO summit here.

04/26/2012

Chicago skyline, featuring the Willis Tower. (Photo credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Milwaukee Red Cross Told To Prep For Chicago Evacuation During NATO Summit

Is there a secret plan to evacuate some residents of Chicago in the event of major trouble during the NATO Summit next month? CBS 2 has uncovered some evidence that there is. It comes from the Milwaukee area branch of the American Red Cross.

CBS 2–04/25/2012

NATO Flag

Should You Leave Town During NATO Summit? Depends Who You Ask

With less than a month until the NATO summit in Chicago, the alderman whose ward will be most affected by security efforts was urging people to leave town during the summit, but the city’s top cop was downplaying potential disruptions.

CBS 2–04/25/2012

McCormick Place West (Credit: CBS)

Feds Reveal Security Perimeter For NATO Summit

The U.S. Secret Service has revealed security measures for next month’s NATO summit, which will push protesters a bit further away from McCormick Place than they originally planned to be.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

NATO Briefing

Businesses, Building Managers Debriefed On NATO Summit Safety

As the NATO summit approaches, the host committee is making sure local businesses and residential building managers how to protect themselves when the summit is in progress.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

Residents who will be affected by the upcoming NATO summit attended an informational meeting in April. (CBS)

Residents Seek Answers About NATO Summit

Chicagoans who live near the epicenter of the coming NATO summit seem to have more worries than most. Monday night, they got some answers from those in the know. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

04/23/2012

NATO Protesters

NATO Protesters Give City Monday Deadline To Share Security Plans

The group planning to protest during the upcoming NATO Summit is giving the federal government until 5 p.m. Monday to release its plans for a security perimeter at McCormick Place, or face a lawsuit.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2012

National Guard

National Guard Troops Coming To Chicago For NATO Summit

National Guard troops will be dispatched to Chicago for the NATO summit next month.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2012

The South Shore Line. (CBS)

South Shore, Metra Lines To Operate During NATO Summit

Good news for riders of the South Shore and Metra Electric lines: service will operate during the NATO Summit in May.

04/17/2012

NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. (Credit: CBS)

U Of C Professor: NATO Is In Crisis As It Comes To Chicago

NATO is coming to Chicago for its 25th summit meeting next month, and this week, WBBM Newsradio is looking at why, and why Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–04/16/2012

McCormick Place

Some NATO Security Precautions, Including Possible Metra Disruptions, A Mystery

It may be weeks before some Metra commuters know whether South Shore commuter service will be disrupted during the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

04/13/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra Considering Plans For Rail Service During NATO Summit

It remains unclear how next month’s NATO summit might impact rail service in the name of security.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2012

McCormick Place

City, NATO Protesters Reach Deal On Protest March Route

Anti-war activists planning a protest rally during the NATO summit in May have reached a compromise with city officials over the route of their planned protest march on the opening day of the summit.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

NATO Protesters

NATO Protesters Poised To Accept New March Route ‘Grudgingly’

Anti-war protesters appear ready to compromise with the City of Chicago about a march during the NATO summit.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2012

Anti-war protesters hold up signs outside a city hearing office, where they were appealing the city's decision to deny the preferred route they proposed for a protest march during the NATO summit in May. (Credit: CBS)

Judge Denies NATO Protesters’ Permit Request

Protestors have lost another round in their attempts to get a permit for a march through the Loop during the NATO summit.

03/29/2012

(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Suburban Hospital Preparing For Possible Overflow From NATO Protests

High School students posed as tear-gassed NATO demonstrators on Wednesday as Franciscan Saint James Hospital in Chicago Heights drilled emergency teams who might be needed if protests get out of hand during the NATO summit in May and Chicago hospitals are overwhelmed.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

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