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Chicago summit: city on fire (PHOTOS)

NATO and nature turn up the heat on America’s second city.

CHICAGO, IL. — Gunshots rang out in northern Chicago Sunday evening, provoking furious blog entries but no response from the police.

“The cops are so focused on possible terrorism downtown they don’t care what happens to real people,” said Meaghan, 28, who has lived in Chicago for the past five years.

As Chicago braced for a second day of summits and protests Monday, residents could be forgiven a bit of grumbling.

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