The Illinois Department of Corrections says it won't reopen a shuttered prison in suburban Chicago to house protesters arrested during this month's NATO summit.Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart floated that idea in recent days as he prepares for the possibility of a large number of arrests.
Back in January, the anti-consumerist website Adbusters had high hopes for mass protests in Chicago right around this time. We try get a better sense for what kind of protests we might expect during and leading up to the NATO summit on May 20 and 21.
The Federal Aviation Administration says a temporary flight restriction will be in effect over Chicago during the NATO summit, meaning the federal government is able to use "deadly force" against any planes that don't follow those rules.
Passengers that use Chicago's Metra commuter trains will know by the end of the month whether security during the NATO summit will affect service.Metra spokesman Michael Gillis said Wednesday the U.S. Secret Service will announce finalized security plans at the end of April.
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.
An administrative law judge has denied protesters' request to march though downtown Chicago at the start of the NATO summit. City officials say they don't have the resources to deal with both motorcades and protestors during the summit's start on May 20.
The question of whether Chicago has enough police officers to protect the city during the NATO Summit in May is at the center of a legal battle between activists and the city over a protest march.After long insisting there'd be enough police to keep order, city officials are now saying there won't b
The city of Chicago is buying an additional 8,500 face shields for its police officers as the city continues to prepare for the NATO conference.The shields, which will cost the city about $757,650, will fit over police helmets and provide added protection against rocks or fluids.The additional purch