A delegation aimed at boosting Chicago's global profile is bringing Chicago to NATO, with guilty pleasures as Garrett's popcorn, Manny's corned beef, Lou Malnati's pizza and Eli's cheesecake on hand at the military organization's headquarters in Belgium.
The city of Chicago is denying a permit request for demonstrators to march against the NATO summit here this May, saying the necessary crowd control would be "a drain on existing police resources."
DePaul's School of Law professor Leonard Cavise offered a harsh assessment of the way the city's communicating with groups he says are interested only in peaceful protest at the NATO summit. "I don't think the City of Chicago is doing anything right," he says.
Concerns about public safety in Chicago during the upcoming G8 and NATO summits in May apparently don't extend to those who will be participating.
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]