Federal Plaza

Government workers demonstrating in Federal Plaza. (Credit: Steve Miller

Federal Workers Protest Possible Government Shutdown

About six dozen federal workers demonstrated in the Loop this afternoon against a possible government shutdown.

09/30/2013

An undated photo of Trayvon Martin (CBS)

Chicagoans Rally For Justice For Trayvon Martin

Speakers drew comparisons between Trayvon Martin’s death and the 1955 murder of Chicago teenager Emmett Till in Money Mississippi, an attack that some say triggered the modern Civil Rights movement.

07/20/2013

Immigration rights activists packed Monroe Street as they marched from a park on the Near West Side to Federal Plaza downtown, for a May Day rally on May 1, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Gather For May Day Rally For Immigration Rights

Hundreds of immigration rights activists have begun marching along Chicago streets from the Near West Side to Federal Plaza downtown, as part of an annual May Day rally calling for easing immigration laws.

05/01/2013

Protesters set up a makeshift shanty town of cardboard boxes and tents in Federal Plaza, as part of a protest to urge Congress not to cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid benefits in order to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Set Up ‘Durbinville’ Shantytown To Oppose Entitlement Program Cuts

About 300 spirited demonstrators lined up at a makeshift soup kitchen and shanty town set up in Federal Plaza on Thursday, to protest the possibility of cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid as Congress looks to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff.”

12/06/2012

Occupy Chicago

May Day Protesters Block Bank Entrances Before Rally Through Loop

About 75 Occupy Chicago protesters held sit-ins outside at least two Bank of America branches in downtown Chicago on Tuesday, before joining a much larger protest rally and march through the Loop in honor of May Day.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2012

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

Demonstrators on Friday criticized the Obama administration's healthcare policy requiring the coverage of birth control. (CBS/Nancy Harty)

Chicago Rally Protests Federal Insurance Requirement

About 300 people, according to police estimates, stood in rainy Federal Plaza carrying signs that read “Stand up for Religious Freedom” and yellow balloons adorned with the word LIFE.

03/23/2012

Seniors Protest

Seniors Join Occupy Chicago To Protest Safety Net Program Cuts

A large group of seniors joined Occupy Chicago protesters at Federal Plaza Monday morning for a lively protest.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2011

Winter Bike To Work Day

Avid Cyclists Bike To Work In Brutal Cold

The mercury read 18 degrees in Chicago this morning, but that wasn’t enough to deter hundreds of cyclists for a Winter Bike to Work Day.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2011