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Saturday in the South Loop: Business as usual, sort of

Most restaurants and businesses stay open during NATO Summit

05/20/2012

Saturday in the South Loop was quiet, but it wasn't a ghost town. Read more...

Impromptu Saturday evening protest lasts six hours

March hit South and West Loop as police played game of cat-and-mouse with protestors

05/20/2012

On Saturday afternoon, the South Loop seemed unusually quiet. Customer traffic was down along the major commercial districts, and many businesses either closed or stood almost empty. But that calm was shattered as a spontaneous Occupy Chicago march made its way across downtown and through adjacent neighborhoods.
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A cocktail dress, a gala and Uber

05/20/2012

A mini adventure of getting dressed up and leaving in the middle of protestors. Read More...

Protesters directed to State Street

Moved off Michigan Avenue via 16th

05/20/2012

Michigan Avenue off limits to protesters Read More...

Protest marathon

05/20/2012

The scene was familiar as the annual Chicago marathon route clears traffic and keeps residents from leaving their homes. Read More...

Night, Night NATO

05/20/2012

Lights out and time to turn in on the eve of NATO.
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The parallel lives of NATO in the South Loop

Big dangerous protests here, dinner out with friends there; a Karzai sighting and lots and lots of cops

05/20/2012

A million things are happening in the South Loop on the eve of NATO; some good, some not so good Read More...

Protestors and police clash at Michigan Avenue and 18th Street

Protestors, cops scuffle at intersection; one arrest reported

05/19/2012

Protestors marched down Michigan Avenue through the South Loop early this evening, resulting in one arrest after a scuffle with cops at the corner of Michigan Avenue and 18th Street. Read more...

Photos: Early Saturday afternoon in Chicago

05/19/2012

Early Saturday afternoon in downtown Chicago found the loop mostly empty of people especially protestors.
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All quiet on the western end

nothing happening on State Street as regards NATO

05/19/2012

It's so quiet in the neighborhood that it almost seems like something's wrong; could it be the calm before the storm? Read More...