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Thousands of Chicago public school teachers and their supporters march through the Loop and in front of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) headquarters on September 10, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Teachers Union hit the picket lines Monday morning after failing to reach an agreement with the city on a new contract. With about 350,000 students, the Chicago school district is the third largest in the United States.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Thousands Of Striking Teachers, Supporters Rally Downtown

Thousands of public school teachers and their supporters have flooded downtown streets Monday afternoon, for a rally in front of Chicago Public Schools headquarters on the first day of the city’s first teachers’ strike in 25 years.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses new nursing education programs at a news conference at Malcolm X College on Tuesday. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

City Hall Reaches Contract Deal With Safety Workers

The Emanuel administration has reached a four-year labor agreement with the unions representing some 2,100 public safety workers

08/21/2012

Pussy Riot

Chicago Protesters To Gather In Support Of Russian Punk Band

Supporters of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot will rally outside City Hall in Chicago Friday afternoon, after a Russian court convicted three members of hooliganism and sentenced them to two years in prison.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2012

City Hall

Chicago College Student Leads Small Anti-Violence Protest At City Hall

The sound level was high, but the impact yet to be determined, as a college junior collected about 15 supporters outside City Hall, leading a rally against the city’s violence problems, as activists donned T-shirts reading “Enough, Chicago.”

CBS Chicago–08/13/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: City Must Stop Skimping On Cops

I know I’m not the only Chicagoan who’s angry about guns, and the murders on our streets; two more shot dead Monday night. City Hall is spending more time worrying and whining than stopping it.

CBS 2–06/19/2012

Residents pay a fee each year to have signs posted protecting their driveways from being blocked. (CBS)

City Overcharges Residents For Street Signs, Promises Refunds

City officials are at a loss to explain why some residents have been receiving bills for street signs that are significantly higher than they should be. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

06/14/2012

Mark Clements of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty was among the protesters Thursday who showed up at Chicago City Hall to shed light on the deaths of suspects. (CBS)

Activists Protest Suspects’ Deaths In Police Confrontations

Demonstrators stood outside the mayor’s office to protest police brutality, though most of the alleged cases they cited happened in the suburbs, CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

CBS 2–04/26/2012

At Chicago City Hall Outside The Mayor's Office. (AP Photo)

Cops Searching For Possible City Hall Trespasser

Chicago Police were searching for a possible trespasser inside City Hall Tuesday night.

04/24/2012

Marine Cpl. Conner Lowry was killed in Afghanistan. (courtesy family)

Parking Tickets Issued During Fallen Marine’s Procession Now Voided

City Hall is apologizing. Parking tickets issued during Friday’s funeral procession for a Marine from Beverly have been voided.

03/10/2012

Former Mayor Richard Daley speaks publicly for the first time about the death of his wife, Maggie, and about life after leaving City Hall, during a reception at the law office where he is of counsel. (Credit: CBS)

Daley Talks About Life After City Hall, Losing Maggie

Nine months after leaving City Hall, former Mayor Richard M. Daley isn’t letting the grass grow under his feet. Wednesday night, Daley opened up about his life out of office, and life without his late wife, Maggie.

CBS 2–02/22/2012

School Petition

Ministers, Community Leaders Petition For School Turnaround Plan

Another side is weighing in on the Chicago school system’s plan to fix some failing schools.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

Members of the Coalition Against G8 protest proposed rules for demontrators at the upcoming G8 summit in Chicago. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Mayor Scales Back Planned Fines For NATO/G8 Protesters

For the second time since moving to increase fines and restrictions on protests for the upcoming G8 and NATO Summits, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has backed off.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2012

At Chicago City Hall Outside The Mayor's Office. (AP Photo)

Parents, Activists Protest Planned School Closings At City Hall

Parents on Wednesday took their concerns over the Chicago Public Schools turnaround right to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s welcome mat.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

City Hall Crash

4 Injured When Van Hits Taxi, Which Rolls Over Near City Hall

A van slammed into a taxi downtown early Friday and caused the cab to roll over on the sidewalk next to City Hall, in an accident that sent four people to area hospitals.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2011

Fisk Power Plant

Protesters Want Mayor, City Council To Pass ‘Clean Power Ordinance’

Demonstrators sang outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall on Tuesday to make their case for passage of an ordinance that could force the closure of coal power plants in Chicago.

12/20/2011

Parking Meter Pay Box

Parking Meter Firm Bills City $2.1M For Lost Revenue From Street Closures

Another week, another embarrassing detail concerning the city’s parking meter monopoly; Chicago Parking Meters LLC has sent City Hall another bill for lost revenue from the city’s parking meters.

CBS 2–12/19/2011

Parents of Chicago Public Schools students protest outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office on Dec. 19, 2011, demanding a halt to plans to close several schools next year. (Credit: CBS)

Parents Want Mayor To Halt School Closures, Meet With Them First

Parents of Chicago Public Schools students gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office Monday to demand he hold off on plans to close or overhaul several public schools and meet with them.

WBBM Newsradio–12/19/2011

City Hall

Task Force To Revamp Ethics Ordinance At City Hall

Several prominent reformers will spend the next four months figuring out ways to end corruption at City Hall.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2011

File Photo Of Maggie Daley (Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

Mourners Still Visiting City Hall To Sign Maggie Daley’s Condolence Books

Two full days after Maggie Daley’s funeral, mourners continued to visit condolence books set up in the center of Chicago City Hall, to write words of remembrance and celebration for the Daley Family.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2011

A sign carried by protesters planning demonstrations at the G8 and NATO summits in Chicago in 2012. The protesters went to City Hall on Nov. 16, 2011, to discuss permits for their planned demonstrations. (Credit: CBS)

Police, Protesters Already Planning For G8/NATO Summits In May

It could be one of those “be careful what you wish for” stories. Bringing the G8 and NATO summits to Chicago next spring was one of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first major coups when he took office, or so he thought.

CBS 2–11/16/2011

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