This spring, Chicago will become the first U.S. city outside of Washington, D.C., to play host to meetings of both NATO and the G-8 — at the same time. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is getting ready to lay out the red carpet for thousands of delegates from 80 countries. But the city is also bracing for the hordes of protesters who are expected to descend upon the summits. Tuesday, a Chicago city council committee is set to consider new measures aimed at reining in protesters — and that has set off a debate about the First Amendment in Chicago.
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