NATO/G8 Summits

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

Chicago Delegation Touts City At NATO HQ Ahead Of 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.

CBS 2–03/21/2012

Anti-war activists announce their plans to hold a rally and march to McCormick Place on May 20, the start of the NATO summit in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Rejects Protesters’ Plans For March During NATO Summit

The city of Chicago has rejected a request by anti-war protesters to march through downtown Chicago on May 20, the first day of the NATO summit.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (left) and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (right) attend the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Sustainable Cities conference at the Chicago Cultural Center on March 8, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Downplays Losing G8, Touts NATO Summit

With the NATO summit still slated for Chicago this May, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is publicly shrugging off the White House decision to relocate the G8 summit of world leaders to Camp David in Maryland.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

President Barack Obama  (Credit: White House)

G8 Move To Camp David Was In The Works For Weeks

The move to hold the G8 summit at Camp David instead of Chicago in May might have come as a surprise to many, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel and members of the host committee in Chicago, but it was a move that has been in the works for weeks.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2012

NATO Flag

NATO Summit Still A Major Showcase For Chicago

Despite the G8 summit being moved from Chicago to Camp David, the NATO summit still earmarked for the same weekend in Chicago remains a major event, drawing thousands of representatives from 28 countries.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2012

Chicago Police Officers (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Thousands Of Cops Receive Extra Training For NATO/G8 Summits

Police are going through extensive extra training for the NATO/G8 summits, as two groups of demonstrators have now announced plans to march down Michigan Avenue in the midday hours.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2012

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 27: A man arrested during protests at the G8/G20 summits is released from the detention center June 27, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. Police have been making many arrests during the protests including many journalists during this final day of the G20 summit. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Restaurant Owners Not Worried NATO/G8 Security Will Hurt Business

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 Chicago–02/27/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel: Downtown Businesses May Be Able To Recover Profits Lost During NATO/G8

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says some downtown businesses that lose business because of the upcoming international summits here in Chicago this spring could get compensation from the city.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2012

DePaul University Logo

DePaul To Close Loop Campus For NATO/G8 Summits

DePaul University will close its Loop campus during the NATO and G8 summits in May.

02/23/2012

The Chicago Police Department has stepped up patrols along the lakefront. (CBS)

Police Horses To Get Riot Gear For NATO/G8 Summits

When the NATO/G8 summits come around, Chicago Police horses will be outfitted with riot gear along with the officers riding them.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy: Police Don’t Want To Block Wireless Signals During Summits

Supt. Garry McCarthy says there is no need to worry about police trying to block social media used by demonstrators expected during the upcoming NATO/G8 summits in May.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

Ald. Ricardo Munoz

Alderman Seeks To Keep Police From Blocking Wireless Signals During Summits

At the City Council meeting Wednesday, an alderman will propose police keep their hands off the controls of downtown cell phone signals during expected protests this spring.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012

The Chicago Police Department ordered the purchase of about 3,000 new face shields designed to keep fluids off of the faces of police officers during the upcoming NATO and G8 summits. (Credit: Super Seer Corp.)

City Buys Special Face Shields For Cops At NATO And G8 Summits

The Chicago Police Department continues to gear up for the NATO and G8 summits in May with enhanced protection for officers likely to confront protesters.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

Adbusters Notice

Activist Group Calls For 50,000 Protesters At NATO/G8 Summit

The Canadian activist group Adbusters has put out a call for 50,000 people to pack their tents and head to Chicago for a month of protests around the NATO/G8 summits this May.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 27: A man arrested during protests at the G8/G20 summits is released from the detention center June 27, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. Police have been making many arrests during the protests including many journalists during this final day of the G20 summit. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

White House Aides Discuss Agenda For NATO/G8 Summits

So far, most of the talk about the upcoming G8 and NATO summits in Chicago has been about what may happen on the streets outside the meetings, but on Tuesday, White House officials briefed reporters on other aspects of the summits.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

Second City Cop: Electrical Tape

Cop Blog: Concealing Tape Is ‘Your New G8 Best Friend’

There is a suggestion on a Chicago Police officer’s Web site for how officers can avoid citizen complaints during the expected street protests when the G8 and NATO summits come to town this spring.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2012

Lori Healey, executive director of the host committee for the upcoming NATO and G8 summits in Chicago, seeks to downplay concerns about protests during the international events in May. (Credit: CBS)

NATO/G8 Summit Organizers Seek To Downplay Protest Concerns

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.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2012

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 27: A man arrested during protests at the G8/G20 summits is released from the detention center June 27, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. Police have been making many arrests during the protests including many journalists during this final day of the G20 summit. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

NATO/G8 Host Committee Holds Briefings On Summit Plans

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.

CBS 2–01/24/2012

Members of the Coalition Against G8 protest proposed rules for demontrators at the upcoming G8 summit in Chicago. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

City Council Approves Security Plan For NATO/G8 Protests

The City Council cast an overwhelming vote on Wednesday to approve tighter rules on parades and protests ahead of the joint NATO and G8 summits in May.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2012

Members of the Coalition Against G8 protest proposed rules for demontrators at the upcoming G8 summit in Chicago. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Mayor Scales Back Planned Fines For NATO/G8 Protesters

For the second time since moving to increase fines and restrictions on protests for the upcoming G8 and NATO Summits, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has backed off.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2012

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