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Barack Obama in Chicago (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama Visits Bring Hefty Price Tag

The President’s visits often come with a hefty price tag for cities in both security costs and time misspent by police forces.

06/18/2012

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.

05/21/2012

Chicago Police Capt. Hootan Bahmandeji talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine at the NATO communications center. (CBS)

NATO Communications Center A Suburban Secret

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine got a tour of the communications center on Thursday.

05/17/2012

Parking Meter Pay Box

City Likely To Get Big NATO Bill From Parking Meter Company

It’s unclear who will pay it but, after the NATO summit ends, there likely will be a hefty bill from the private company that operates Chicago’s parking meters, for lost revenue from street closures and parking bans.

WBBM Newsradio–05/17/2012

St. Sophia Bulgarian Orthodox Church in Des Plaines might host new Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev when he is in Chicago for the NATO summit in May 2012. (Credit: CBS)

NATO Summit To Include 1st U.S. Visit For New Bulgarian President

Much of the NATO summit attention so far has surrounded protesters, security, and controversy. But there’s another side to it all – the excitement and pride the event will provide to the city’s various ethnic communities, especially those from smaller countries.

CBS 2–05/08/2012

The South Shore Line. (CBS)

Summit Could Mean Airport-Style Security On Metra Electric, South Shore Trains

Some stations on the Metra Electric Line and South Shore Line could be shut down during the upcoming NATO summit, and passengers at other stations could face airport-style security screenings, due to the Secret Service security plan that could be released as soon as Friday afternoon.

CBS 2–05/03/2012

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

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

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

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

Walmart Generic (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Three Suspects Caught In Counterfeit Check Cashing Ring

A counterfeit check cashing ring cheated local currency exchanges and Wal-Mart stores out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

01/13/2011