Activists

Aldermen Proco Joe Moreno (1st), Danny Solis (25th) and Rey Colon (35th) joined a sit-in at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Chicago, following an immigration rights rally in Federal Plaza. Police issued citations for trespassing to 37 people, including the aldermen, after the sit-in. (Credit: CBS)

Three Aldermen Cited For Trespassing After Immigration Sit-In

Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1), Danny Solis (25) and Rey Colon (35) each sat-in, in front of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office at 101 W. Congress Pkwy.

03/28/2014

US-POLITICS-OBAMA

Pastor Wants Sharpton To Apologize For Comparing Local Activists To Gangbangers

Rev. Al Sharpton, the New York activist who recently announced he’s renting an apartment in Chicago, and plans to address the violence issues, here appears to be stepping on some toes.

10/22/2013

Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis speaks about education reform at a City Club of Chicago luncheon. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Opponents Want CTU’s Lewis To Run For Mayor

A group of activists has launched a grassroots effort to recruit Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis to run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015.

09/03/2013

Housing (File photo)

Activists Rally For Affordable Housing In Lakeview

They say they won’t go without a fight, not even on a rainy day, chanting and marching outside buildings that for quite some time, offered SRO’s, or single room occupancy units to those who had no other options.

02/10/2013

Hundreds of supporters of Israel gather on the plaza at the Thompson Center on Nov. 20, 2012, after nearly a week of fighting in the Gaza Strip between Israeli forces and Hamas militants. (Credit: CBS)

Supporters Of Israel, Palestinians Stage Downtown Rallies

As negotiations continued to end the days of fighting between Israel and Hamas on the Gaza strip, dueling rallies were held in downtown Chicago on Tuesday, by both pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian activists.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2012

Halloween

Activists To Help Protect Trick-Or-Treaters From Egg-Throwers

Some Chicago neighborhood activists will be out on Halloween night, trying to protect trick-or-treaters from egg-throwers.

WBBM Newsradio–10/26/2012

Lincoln Square Landlord Terry Keenan is opening up his Lincoln Square two-flat to NATO protesters. (CBS)

Occupy Movement Protesters Looking For Places To Stay During NATO

Occupy Chicago activists are looking for help finding fellow demonstrators find a place to stay during the NATO summit, so they’re asking Chicagoans to let them occupy their houses, apartments, back yards, or churches.

WBBM Newsradio–05/07/2012

About 200 activists, including Occupy Chicago protesters, gathered at Federal Plaza on Tax Day 2012, to call on corporations to pay more in federal taxes, before splitting into four groups to deliver "tax bills" to Exelon, Verizon, BMO Harris Bank, and Bank of America. (Credit: CBS)

Activists Deliver ‘Tax Bills’ To Big Corporations On Tax Day

About 200 people gathered at Federal Plaza on Tuesday to send a message on this Tax Day 2012.

04/17/2012

Homer Wright

Man, 80, Arrested After Shooting Alleged Burglar

Neighbors in Englewood are not pleased after an 80-year-old man was arrested for shooting a man who was allegedly burglarizing his house.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

Gay rights activists staged a rally outside Holy Name Cathedral on Feb. 12, 2012, to push for same sex marriage and criticize Francis Cardinal George and the Catholic church for opposing gay marriage. (Credit: CBS)

Activists Rally For Same Sex Marriage Outside Holy Name Cathedral

Just days after state lawmakers introduced legislation to legalize gay marriage in Illinois, Chicago’s Gay Liberation Network led a demonstration outside Holy Name Cathedral Sunday morning.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2012

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Activists Take Stand At ‘People’s City Council Meeting’

The UIC forum was packed with more than 1,000 activists and union members Thursday night for the first ever “People’s City Council Meeting.”

CBS Chicago–07/08/2011

Max Suchan

Chicago Area Man Among Those Set To Challenge Gaza Blockade

It’s been a year, and it may have been forgotten already – the venture in the Middle East called Freedom Flotilla that brought boats and bloodshed to the high seas. But now, a Chicago man is among those ready to sail again.

CBS 2–06/16/2011

Coal-Fired Power Plant

City Council To Discuss Power Plant Emissions

A Chicago City Council committee will take up a proposed ordinance that would clamp new restrictions on emissions from two Southwest Side power plants, both of which are fired by coal.

WBBM Newsradio–04/21/2011

FBI

Palestine Activists Protest FBI Subpoeanas

Four more grand jury subpoenas have gone out to supporters of Palestinian independence, and supporters gathered Thursday to call it a political witch hunt.

WBBM Newsradio–12/23/2010