Protests, closures, and traffic situations ahead of NATO Summit weekend
BY SUN-TIMES STAFF May 13, 2012 11:12PM
Updated: June 15, 2012 10:53AM
Protests and Closures
♦ Until May 21: Parking prohibited on Indiana from Cermak to 24th Place.
♦ Monday: Day of action for education, 3 p.m., Dyett High School, 555 East 51st.
♦ Tuesday: Weeklong road closures from 6 a.m.: South Calumet between Cullerton and Cermak; South Prairie and Indiana between 21st and 25th; 21st between Calumet and Indiana; Cermak between Indiana and King Drive; 24th Place between Indiana and State; 25th between State and King Drive; and King Drive between Cermak and 26th.
♦ Tuesday: End immigration detention candlelight vigil,
11 a.m., Congress Center, 525 W. Van Buren.
♦ Wednesday: Rally to demand moratorium on foreclosures and evictions, 10 a.m., Jackson and La Salle.
♦ Thursday: Environmental bike rally, 2 p.m., Jackson and La Salle.
♦ Friday: National Nurses United rally to protest G8 and the global 1%, 11 a.m., Sheraton, 301 E. North Water.
♦ Friday-Saturday: Counter-summit for peace and economic justice, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., People’s Church, 941 W. Lawrence.
♦ Saturday: Road closures 12:01 a.m. until May 21 rush hour: Lake Shore Drive between Balbo and 39th; I-55 between the Ryan and Lake Shore Drive; Columbus at Balbo; Roosevelt between Michigan and Lake Shore Drive; Indiana between 21st and 25th; Calumet from Cullerton to Cermak; Prairie between 21st and 25th; 21st between Indiana and Calumet; Cermak from Michigan to King Drive; 24th Place and 25th Street between King Drive and State; Wabash from 24th Place to 25th Street; King Drive from 26th Street to Cermak; Moe Drive from 31st to Mines; 31st from Cottage Grove to Fort Dearborn and Fort Dearborn Drive from 31st to Lakeside Center. Intermittent closures: Kennedy Expy. between O’Hare Airport and downtown; Ohio from the Kennedy to Columbus; Ontario from Fairbanks/Columbus to the Kennedy; the Ryan between the circle and I-55 and Roosevelt Rd., 18th Street and Canalport access from the outbound Dan Ryan Expy.
♦ Saturday: Northerly Island closed from 6 p.m.
♦ Saturday: NATO popular assembly, 6-8 p.m., Jane Addams Hull House Museum, 800 S. Halsted.
♦ May 20-21: McCormick Place Metra station closed.
♦ May 20: Iraq Veterans Against the War & Chicago Against Nato and the G-8 march, 10:30 a.m. (march sets off 2 p.m.), Petrillo Music Shell-235 S. Columbus.
♦ May 21: Shut down Boeing, Boeing headquarters, 100 N. Riverside Plaza.