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.
Activities you could take part in this weekend that are not NATO-related also include Cameron Esposito's Side Mullet Send Off. You could also take advantage of the many half-price tickets that are usually available; just remember, allow time for travel.
Lawyers for NATO summit protesters say Chicago police have raided an apartment where activists where staying and arrested nine people.The Chicago chapter of the National Lawyers Guild says officers broke down doors in the building in the South Side Bridgeport neighborhood.
There's a lot of speculation about whether there will be violence between police and protesters in Chicago over the next few days. Here, a NATO protester and a Chicago police officer talk to WBEZ about what they're expecting this weekend.