Chicago Mayer Rahm Emanuel and his wife joined NATO spouses at the Joffrey on Sunday, where they watched a "short performance", which means that not even the arts could avoid this weekend's excitement. Guests received "a limited edition, Picasso-inspired silk scarf based on designs developed for the ballet Parade."
NATO members will spend the morning focusing on the future of Afghanistan. Member nations will have to decide what sort of commitment they’re willing to make post-2014. That’s when Afghan security forces will become responsible for their own security. Worldview hashes out the policy news with a panel of experts.
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says police showed restraint and successfully facilitated a lot of protests over the weekend. He says about 45 people were arrested Sunday, which is a small number given that thousands demonstrated. Most protesters were peaceful. Some were not.
Some tourists visiting Chicago this weekend say the NATO summit didn't deter them from their planned vacations. WBEZ went out to Michigan Ave Saturday to talk to tourists about how the summit was affecting their trip.
Thousands of eyes will be on the city of Chicago this weekend as visitors from around the globe gather for the NATO summit—but few people will get an inside look at the actual meetings. Former U.S. Ambassador J.D. Bindenagel has been behind the scenes at several NATO summits over the years.