Latest coverage: The NATO summit in Chicago
Read ongoing Tribune reports on the NATO summit planned in May, and prior reports on the G-8 summit that was canceled here.
April 7, 2012
Expensive, state-of-the-art solar-powered garbage receptacles are being pulled from around downtown Chicago before next month's NATO summit in favor of old-fashioned wire trash cans that police can more easily check for anything dangerous.
5:13 PM PDT, April 4, 2012
After weeks of disagreement, the city of Chicago and anti-war demonstrators have settled on an alternate route for a protest march on the first day of the NATO summit in May.
March 23, 2012
Illinois delegation's pre-summit promotion of Windy City eaten up by NATO brass in Brussels.
March 23, 2012
A week after city officials denied a permit for demonstrators planning a march to protest the NATO summit in May, the organizers have appealed the decision.
7:53 PM PDT, March 21, 2012
The City of Chicago has agreed to buy more than 8,500 new face shields for police helmets in preparation for the May NATO conference.
4:25 PM PDT, March 21, 2012
While Chicago’s summit host team is in Brussels this week schmoozing NATO officials, the White House today released a couple of details about plans to entertain dignitaries during the May meetings. They include a dinner at Soldier Field and a trip to the South Side with First Lady Michelle Obama.
8:17 PM PDT, March 18, 2012
A small group of Occupy Chicago activists marched through the city Sunday night to protest the arrest of their fellow demonstrators at gatherings in St. Louis and New York City this weekend.
March 7, 2012
President denies security fears, says Camp David offers a "more casual backdrop."
4:00 AM PST, March 6, 2012
Obama moves summit from hometown to Camp David, but NATO gathering still poised to draw throngs of protesters.
March 6, 2012
Protesters gearing up for Chicago's spring gathering of world leaders cheered the news that the G-8 summit is being moved to Camp David.
March 6, 2012
The news that the G-8economic summit will not be held in Chicago shifts the focus to the other big meeting that will still bring dozens of leaders from around the world to the city in late May.
3:42 PM PST, March 5, 2012
Breaking: The G-8 economic summit will be held at Camp David, not in Chicago as had been scheduled.
3:31 PM PST, March 5, 2012
Word out of the White House today that the G-8 summit has been moved to Camp David caught some of the Chicago organizers by surprise.
8:00 PM PST, February 23, 2012
Mayor Rahm Emanuel opened the door Thursday to compensating businesses affected by security restrictions during the May G-8 and NATO summits, but the mayor's office and the city's host committee later said there are no such plans.
February 17, 2012
Craft will be cleared out of Burnham Harbor for the meetings at nearby McCormick Place.
9:06 PM PST, February 15, 2012
Execs foresee financial benefits from summits in Chicago, but are taking precautions.
9:15 PM PST, February 15, 2012
City defends arrests, says demonstrators don't have right to stay in parks overnight.
February 10, 2012
Authorities must make plans without knowing the number of demonstrators or the potential for troublemaking.
February 10, 2012
When Chicago agreed Thursday to pay $6.2 million to settle a lawsuit over police conduct at a war protest nine years ago, city officials and demonstrators were looking ahead to the May gathering of world leaders in Chicago.
January 26, 2012
The May summits of world leaders in Chicago are an unmatched opportunity to build the city's global image and to attract more foreign visitors, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his supporters said Wednesday.
7:23 PM PST, January 18, 2012
Aldermen approve mayor's compromise proposals to deal with G-8, NATO summits.
January 19, 2012
The task of raising tens of millions of dollars in donations for the NATO and G-8 summits means fundraisers will need to move as aggressively as the Art Institute did in its campaign to build the Modern Wing.
January 18, 2012
Other new rules for protests at NATO/G-8 summits — and beyond — go to City Council vote Wednesday.
January 17, 2012
The business group chosen by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to oversee the G-8 and NATO summits will continue to do much of its work out of public view.
January 16, 2012
Officials hope to settle lawsuits after judge criticized permit rules, police response.
8:17 PM PST, January 12, 2012
Chicago will dial back proposal on protest rules, say Emanuel aides and private group preparing for May summits.
12:01 PM PST, January 3, 2012
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said he erred last month when he said tighter protest rules and higher fines for thwarting police would be temporary measures designed just for a pair of spring meetings of international leaders in Chicago.
3:05 PM PST, December 22, 2011
When the G-8 and NATO protests kick off next spring, Daley Plaza will likely be the starting point.
10:42 AM PST, December 14, 2011
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to raise fines for resisting police as the city gears up for anticipated protests that will come with the G8 and NATO summits to be held in Chicago next May.
December 8, 2011
The G-8 and NATO summits being held in May in Chicago are expected to draw thousands of protesters, and Christie Hefner had heard that some local CEOs were being told by their senior staff to "get out of town" that week to avoid them.
November 23, 2011
The team Mayor Rahm Emanuel assembled to host the G-8 and NATO summits here in May knows there are important unsettled questions about costs, security and other logistics.
8:33 PM PDT, October 16, 2011
With two international summits coming to Chicago this spring, the city got a chance to conduct a trial run in arresting a large group of protesters without it escalating into violence.
6:31 PM PDT, August 28, 2011
Activists are planning massive demonstrations to coincide with the G8 and NATO summits in Chicago scheduled for spring 2012, with crowds of protesters likely to reach “tens of thousands.
10:43 PM PDT, June 22, 2011
Chicago will play host to world leaders next spring during NATO and G-8 summits, giving Mayor Rahm Emanuel an opportunity to shine in the international spotlight but also a chance to stumble if the inevitable protests aren’t handled well.
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