Businesses that suffer losses during the upcoming NATO and G-8 summits because they’re located within the “inner-most” security perimeter could be in line for financial compensation. Mayor Rahm Emanuel was asked Thursday whether businesses located within the inner-most security perimeter will have a process to recover lost profits incurred during the May 19-21 events at McCormick Place. “The [NATO and G-8] Host Committee is working on it," he said.
- City May Pay Businesses For Summit Costs [Fox Chicago]
- Emanuel says some businesses may get reimbursed for G-8, NATO summits [Chicago Tribune]
Civil courtrooms at the Daley Center — part of the nation’s second-largest court system — could be closed for security reasons in the days surrounding the NATO and G-8 meetings, officials said Wednesday.
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