As life in Chicago gets back to normal, some downtown businesses are calculating financial losses from the NATO summit. We tell you what they're saying.
NATO in Chicago - Money
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.
The city may be saying that it's business as usual during the NATO summit -- but that's not what some downtown businesses are expecting. Find out why the gathering of world leaders is already causing a revenue drop in the Loop.
Local restaurateurs and economists raise doubts over the city's recent claims that the upcoming NATO summit will bring the city more than $128 million in revenue.
A new report by World Business Chicago and the Chicago NATO Host Committee projects big revenue gains from the May 20-21 summit.
Most of the $36.5 million raised by private donors to cover costs for Chicago's NATO summit are in the host committee's bank account, according to a Chicago Tribune interview with committee director Lori Healey.
The Chicago NATO host committee says the donations will be enough to fully fund the May summits.
Economic Impact on ChicagoMar 22, 2012 0 Comments
Leaders from around the world will gather in Chicago for the May NATO Summit. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is touting the meeting as an “opportunity of economic exposure and economic energy.”
We talk to the heads of two security firms about how businesses are being advised to get ready for possible protests during the upcoming G8 and NATO Summits in Chicago.
Building Owners to Meet with Top Security OfficialsFeb 14, 2012 0 Comments
Many in Chicago's real estate industry are concerned about security during the G-8/NATO Summits. A conference on Wednesday will bring them together with top security officials, including Police Chief Garry McCarthy and the U.S. Secret Service. Paris Schutz has the story.