Security

The McCormick Place convention center complex. (Credit: CBS)

Drone Spotted Over Elgin Week Before NATO Summit?

Are surveillance drones flying over Chicago as part of the massive security operation for the NATO Summit?

05/16/2012

A Buzy Bee Board Up worker places a sheet of bulletproof glass over the glass door to an apartment building at 2210 S. Michigan Av., ahead of the NATO summit in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

NATO Summit Security Worries A Boon For Board-Up Business

The NATO summit is almost here, and while Mayor Rahm Emanuel has insisted it will be business as usual for most of the city, at least one business is profiting from the heightened security in Chicago.

CBS 2–05/16/2012

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter "Hollyhock" has been stationed off Burnham Harbor for the NATO summit in Chicago, to enforce the security zone near McCormick Place. The cutter has been placing buoys to mark off the restricted zone around Burnham Harbor. (Credit: CBS)

Coast Guard Increasing Patrols For NATO Summit

If you start noticing more boats patrolling Lake Michigan and the river – it’s because of the NATO summit, as you might have guessed.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

A traffic sign at Columbus Drive and Fairbanks Court warns of the pending closure of a stretch of Lake Shore Drive between May 19 and 21, for the upcoming NATO summit at McCormick Place. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Ramping Up Security Measures For NATO Summit

With less than a week to go until the NATO summit, there are growing signs of the extra security that’s going into place in time for the arrival of NATO delegates this weekend.

CBS 2–05/14/2012

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

NATO Parking Restrictions Begin, Security To Tighten Over The Week

Parking restrictions and other security measures for the NATO summit next Sunday have already started going into effect.

CBS 2–05/13/2012

South Shore commuters, along with Metra Electric riders, will see extra security during the NATO summit. (CBS)

Metra Unveils Commuter Rail Security Restrictions For NATO

Later today, Metra officials including the heads of operations and security, will sit down to discuss their security plans for NATO.

05/11/2012

McCormick Place West (Credit: CBS)

Parents Concerned About School During NATO Summit

Parents and staff of several Chicago public schools will meet with police tonight to discuss their concerns about possible disruptions during the upcoming NATO summit.

05/09/2012

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

Protesters, Security Consultant Laugh Off Casual ‘Dress Code’ For Workers During NATO Summit

Dress down for the NATO protests if you work downtown? Both protesters and a security consultant for the NATO summit are laughing off suggestions that downtown office workers dress casually to avoid becoming targets of protesters.

05/08/2012

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

Security Plan Shuts Down Roads, South Loop For NATO Summit Weekend

A large security zone around McCormick Place will be off limits to Chicagoans, and the Museum Campus, Lake Shore Drive and several major expressways and streets will be shut down during the NATO Summit, under a plan revealed on Friday.

05/04/2012

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

Concerns About NATO Summit Violence Leave Chicago Guessing About Security

As concerns about security grow in the run-up to the NATO summit, it’s becoming difficult to separate myth from reality.

04/29/2012

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

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

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

Smart phone (CBS)

Pay-By-Phone Apps Are Convenient, But Are They Safe?

The FTC wants to weigh the pros and cons of mobile app technology to consumers. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

04/09/2012

Bagpipers march in the South Side Irish Parade on March 11, 2012. The parade returned to Chicago's Beverly neighborhood for the first time since 2009, after parade organizers cancelled the event because of complaints about fights and too much drinking. (Credit: CBS)

Calmer South Side Irish Parade Returns To Beverly

After popular demand, a South Side tradition has returned. The South Side Irish Parade kicked off Sunday morning, after a two-year hiatus.

03/11/2012

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

Bagpipers march in the 2009 South Side Irish Parade. Organizers shut down the parade after that year due to drunken violence among the crowd. Organizers plan a one-year trial of a new parade with a zero-tolerance policy on alcohol in 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Wants To Ensure Safe Return For South Side Irish Parade

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday he hopes the organizers of the South Side Irish Parade have taken the last three years to think about how to resume the parade, while making sure to avoid the alcohol-fueled mayhem that prompted the Beverly neighborhood to put a stop to the event after 2009.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2012

Sewer

Security Officials Prepare For Manhole Explosions, Other Dangers At Super Bowl

Indianapolis is gearing up for next Sunday’s Super Bowl, and not just from a tourism and fan standpoint.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

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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