About six dozen federal workers demonstrated in the Loop this afternoon against a possible government shutdown.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
About 200 people gathered at Federal Plaza on Tuesday to send a message on this Tax Day 2012.
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.
A large group of seniors joined Occupy Chicago protesters at Federal Plaza Monday morning for a lively protest.
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.