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Clout StreetThe Chicago City Council today easily approved measures to tighten parade rules, increase fines and give Mayor Rahm Emanuel power to spend money on a pair of May summits of world leaders. Dozens of protesters concerned about what they say are the mayor&...
Tags: Fines, Justice and Rights, Politics, Chicago Mayor, Summits
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed ordinances aimed at keeping order during the upcoming G8 and NATO summits took a beating Tuesday from a coalition of unions, religious leader, and community organizers. They say the new restrictions include tough...
Clout StreetCity of Chicago lawyers have reached a financial settlement with 16 people wrongly arrested in a 2003 Iraq war protest, and they have told a federal judge they intend to settle a similar class-action lawsuit representing more than 800 people who were...
Tags: Chicago Mayor, Laws, Trials, Crime, Law and Justice, Laws
Child Advocate Jeanne Milstein announced Tuesday that she will retire March 1 after nearly 12 years as high-profile head of a six-person state watchdog office, which monitors and investigates services to children that are either provided by state agencies...
Clout StreetMayor 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."I misspoke, and I...
Organizing the G-8 and NATO summits is like preparing for a hurricane. You can't entirely control the outcome, and any violence could be catastrophic for the city, the mayor and the president. Leslie Fox, the first person selected to run the May 19-21...
When the G-8 and NATO protests kick off next spring, Daley Plaza will likely be the starting point. After initially rejecting an anti-war group's application to hold a rally at one of Chicago's primary gathering spots in the Loop, the city's Public...
Clout StreetProtesters expected to descend on Chicago for the NATO and G8 meetings that will bring international leaders to Chicago this spring will have a chance to air their grievances, but order will be maintained in the city, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today....
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. Boding well for the effort is that former...
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has built a who's who roster of Chicago business leaders to help him raise millions in President Barack Obama's backyard. Romney's Illinois finance committee, which has 22 members, is led by Goldman Sachs...
World NowEgypt's military-appointed Prime Minister Kamal Ganzouri has called on protesters to bury the hatchet and begin a national dialogue to ensure calm and stability after five days of clashes that left at least 15 dead and over 800 injured....
Change of SubjectA roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Newsroom CAN TV: Host Ken Davis is joined by Thom Clark (Community Media Workshop), Kimbriell Kelly (Chicago...
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