Friday, May 18, 2012


  • The historic NATO weekend arrived in Chicago on Friday with a peaceful rally in Daley Plaza that went off as envisioned by both police and protesters who spent a gorgeous spring day in a less-than-crowded Loop.
  • (Chicago Tribune)
  • In advance of the NATO summit meeting on Afghanistan, American officials are claiming real progress in the fight against the Taliban. "Every day we're gaining traction," Gen.
  • (New York Times)
  • (AP) CAMP DAVID, Md.
  • (CBS News)
  • Chicago's leading hoteliers have a secret when it comes to the NATO Summit. It's that, like many Chicagoans, they'll be relieved when the event is over.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • For a moment, it looked like everyone's NATO nightmare was about to come true. Chicago cops raced their bikes between cars on Michigan Avenue. They sped toward a swelling crowd of angry and rowdy protesters at Wacker Drive.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • May 18, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- President Andris Berzins of Latvia, one of NATOs newest members, was the first leader to arrive in Chicago ahead of the summit. The 66-year-old former banker became president of the Baltic state a year ago.
  • (Abc Local Web)
  • •Road closings to take effect. Lake Shore Drive shut from Balbo Drive to 39th Street. •First day of NATO summit at McCormick Place. •Lake Shore Drive closing is extended north to Grand Avenue from 4 to 11 p.m.
  • (Chicago Tribune)
  • White House hopeful Mitt Romney urged NATO leaders gathering in Chicago this weekend to consider him a more reliable partner than President Barack Obama, whose actions undermine the alliance.
  • (YAHOO!)

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