Organizers of a protest march during next month’s NATO summit in Chicago are adding a powerful voice to their ranks. Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., is backing the walk to McCormick Place, where some 50 heads of state will hold their two-day meeting.
The NATO summit on May 20-21 offers Chicagoans a front row seat to a conference of global importance. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, which celebrates its 90th birthday this year, is preparing for the event.
Some Illinois officials, including Governor Pat Quinn, are scheduled to fly to Brussels, Belgium this week to meet with foreign ambassadors ahead of the upcoming NATO Conference in Chicago.Quinn said Friday he was asked by Chicago's NATO Host Committee to fly out this Wednesday to represent Illinois
Leaders from the 28 nations that make up the North Atlantic Treaty Organization descend on Chicago in May. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is having a series of events in the run up to the NATO and G-8 summits. Ivo Daalder, the U.S.
Protesters are criticizing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to raise fines and tighten security measures during the upcoming G8 and NATO summits.The mayor introduced an ordinance during Wednesday's City Council meeting that, if passed, would temporarily raise fines for resisting police or aiding so
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to temporarily change some city rules and regulations during the upcoming G8 and NATO summits.Emanuel introduced an ordinance during a City Council meeting Wednesday that, if passed, would significantly increase fines for resisting a police officer from $25-$500 to $
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday that Chicago has been chosen to host the next World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates.The three-day annual event is scheduled for April 23-25, a few weeks before Chicago hosts the G8 and NATO conferences in mid-May."