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Lori Healey

Lori Healey is the executive director of the Chicago NATO host committee. 

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Security management firm Hillard Heintze is being used by the city as a liaison between the business community and police.

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Allen Sanderson

Economist Allen Sanderson is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago.

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Jerry Roper

Jerry Roper is President of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.

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Sheila O'Grady

Sheila O’Grady is the head of The Illinois Restaurant Association. More than 50 Chicago-area restaurants will present special tasting menus during the NATO summit, in part to show off the city's culinary scene to world leaders.

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World Business Chicago is an organization comprised of Mayor Emanuel’s hand-picked group of top business executives, and is funded in part with taxpayer money.

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John Bryan

Anne Olaimey, longtime fundraiser for Mayor Emanuel, and John Bryan, former Sarah Lee CEO, were handpicked by Mayor Emanuel to head the fundraising committee.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says hosting the NATO summit will burnish Chicago’s image, and that a combination of federal dollars and money from private sources will be used to cover costs.

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Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen of Denmark says NATO is “the most successful alliance in history.”

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Anonymous is a group born from the internet that represents anarchy.

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The Coalition Against NATO/G8 War & Poverty Agenda (CANG8) is organizing protests for the NATO summit. The group has already obtained city permits to hold a rally in Daley Plaza and march to McCormick Place during the summit.

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Occupy Chicago is a spawn of the Occupy Wall Street movement, which originated in New York City.

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Adbusters is one of the organizations that helped launch the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011.

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Harvey Grossman

Harvey Grossman is the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Chicago. His main concern is that protesters maintain their First Amendment rights. 

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Led by Prime Minister David Cameron, the United Kingdom runs NATO’s second largest military.

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Dramatic developments in the war-torn country are complicating NATO’s already precarious plans for withdrawal.

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