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Even though the city is no longer hosting the more controversial G-8 conference, Chicago still expects about 7,500 protestors during the NATO summit in May. Those protests have the Chicago Police Department on alert, spending the past few months training and acquiring new riot gear.

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Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on NATO

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Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on NATO

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy joins us to to talk about being on the front lines, and the police response during the NATO protests.

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Lawyers on NATO Arrests

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Lawyers on NATO Arrests

How did the police handle the NATO demonstrations? City officials and NATO protesters have different answers. We dissect what went on in the streets.

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Web-Exclusive: NATO Protests in PHOTOS

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Our Chicago Tonight team covered the NATO protests live on Sunday. See the protests in our extensive slideshow.

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Police Conduct During NATO Protests

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Police Conduct During NATO Protests

Accusations that Chicago Police are mishandling NATO protesters have begun. We talk with one Occupy Protester who says he was arrested and held for 30 hours without being charged.

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NATO's Transportation Impact

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NATO's Transportation Impact

Metra, Amtrak, and the CTA are one day closer to implementing strict NATO security measures. Find out how it will impact your commute.

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NATO Summit’s Impact on Chicago

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NATO Summit’s Impact on Chicago

Why is Chicago hosting the NATO summit? Who stands to benefit? What are the stakes if things go awry between protesters and police? Carol Marin and her guests have answers.

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NATO Street Closures

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The Secret Service's plan will close down Museum Campus, and parts of Lake Shore Drive, during the NATO summit.

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"Operation Red Zone"

Feds to protect government buildings starting next week

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Federal agents in "traveling swarms" and patrols will begin protecting federal buildings in the Loop next week in preparation of next month's NATO summit.

 

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Assessing Police Response During NATO

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Assessing Police Response During NATO

We take a look at how Chicago Police handled NATO protests crowds, and some of the more violent summit protesters.

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Police vs. Protesters: Who are the Aggressors?

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Multiple allegations of police brutality occurred during the NATO summit protests this weekend. Watch the video and tell us what you think.

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NATO Protest Coverage

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The Chicago Tonight team is covering the NATO protests live this weekend on Twitter. View their Twitter streams for the latest news and photos from the CANG8 rally, and other protests around the city.

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Inside the NATO Communications Center

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Inside the NATO Communications Center

More than 40 government agencies are ready to respond to any disruptions this weekend. We take a look at the secret communications center that will be keeping watch over the city during the NATO summit.

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Hints of Impending NATO Summit Emerge Downtown

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Hints of Impending NATO Summit Emerge Downtown

As Mayor Rahm Emanuel continues to stress the importance of the NATO summit to Chicago, some subtle hints that a major event is coming start appearing downtown. We tell you what they are.

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Impact of NATO Traffic Closures

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Impact of NATO Traffic Closures

A large chunk of Lake Shore Drive will be closed for three days. Minor inconvenience? We have the latest on NATO security plans and the expected fallout with two weeks to go until NATO.

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NATO Museum Closures

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All three museums on Museum Campus will be closed Sunday May 20 during the NATO summit, according to staff members at the museums. 

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NATO Security Perimeter Leaked

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NATO Security Perimeter Leaked

The NATO security perimeter around McCormick Place is disclosed. Does it protect protesters as well as NATO ministers? Carol Marin and her panel have the details.

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