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May 21, 2012 @ 7:00 AM

NATO chief: Chicago's a ‘perfect place' for summit

NATO Secretary-General Anders Rasmussen on Sunday praised President Barack Obama’s leadership of NATO and the president’s choice of Chicago for the summit. [Sun-Times]


May 18, 2012 @ 9:16 AM

NATO protesters: Chicago police 'disappeared' arrestees for 24 hours

NATO protesters say Chicago police barged into a South Side apartment building Wednesday night, arrested several people without a warrant and wouldn't provide any information on where the people have been taken or what they're charged with. 

“Basically they were disappeared for nearly 24 hours,” says a spokesman for the National Lawyers Guild, which represents the protesters.


May 17, 2012 @ 4:52 PM

NATO gridlock causing wedding changes

Brides with weddings scheduled downtown this weekend are scrambling to make other plans in the wake of announcements about road closures, protests, and other security-related inconveniences. [Reuters]

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May 17, 2012 @ 12:44 PM

NATO road closures will lead to big bill from parking meter company

The NATO summit is likely to result in a six-figure bill from the company that operates Chicago's parking meters. 

The city's contract with Chicago Parking Meters, LLC calls for the company to be compensated whenever the street in front of a meter is closed for more than three hours. Security for the NATO summit will close of a wide swath of streets  around at McCormick Place. 


May 09, 2012 @ 7:00 AM

City balks at Daley Plaza protest during NATO summit, citing Tom Morello concert

Tom Morello

The City of Chicago has revoked the permit for a Daley Plaza demonstration by National Nurses United, citing the group's plan to feature a performance by guitarist Tom Morello. 

The demonstration, preceded by a march, was scheduled for the weekend of the NATO summit and had been approved by the city months ago, the Trib says. Read more...


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