LaToya Howell, the mother of 17-year-old Justus Howell, led about 30 protesters onto the street in front of the Lake County Courthouse and blocked traffic.
Groups ranging from the Gay Liberation Network to the Animal Liberation Front were represented at the 2 ½-hour rally and march, which began in Union Park and made stops at the Mexican consulate and in Pilsen before reaching the Cook County Criminal Courts complex.
Several buses, vans and caravans are on the way from Chicago to Selma, Alabama, to celebrate a civil-rights milestone. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Marchers chanted: “This is what democracy looks like.”
Growing concern over a recent late night crime spree on the streets of Lakeview helped spur an effort to get local residents to walk the streets overnight to bring attention to crime hot spots.
Spiritual leaders and parents who have lost children to gun violence pleaded for peace Friday in anticipation of a verdict in the Trayvon Martin case.
Opponents of same-sex marriage were targeting Chicago’s Latino community on Saturday with a march and protest, where they also faced off with gay rights activists staging a counter protest.
But he sidestepped one big question — Will he return to Michigan next season?
Relentless Louisville rallied from a 12-point deficit to beat Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA championship game Monday night.
University of Michigan basketball fans in Ann Arbor took the heartbreaking loss as well as could be expected.
National media carried on about the Syracuse zone like they were 1985 Bears and gave Michigan little chance.
It happens seemingly every game of the NCAA tournament, most of the season, for that matter: Officials blow their whistles, huddle, then head over to the TV monitors to review a play.
The NCAA has announced the pool of 10 officials who will work the Final Four.
Overcoming all sorts of adversity has been the norm for the Syracuse Orange of late.
Michigan coach John Beilein briefly lost track of how long it’s been since the Wolverines reached the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.
Michigan State’s Adreian Payne blocked a shot and made a long jumper on ensuing possessions, providing another glimpse of his vast potential and boosting his stock as an NBA prospect.
While many Michigan State fans would never dream of wanting their rival Wolverines to advance in the NCAA basketball tournament, Spartan head coach Tom Izzo will be doing just that.
Protesters filled Daley Plaza, marched through the Loop and rallied again in front of School board headquarters to protest the board’s plan to close 53 schools on Wednesday. More than 100 of those protesters were detained and ticketed after staging a sit-in outside City Hall.
Michigan State guard Keith Appling says he’ll be “all right” in the Midwest Regional semifinals against Duke.
Doug McDermott scuffled for open looks and usually missed when he did get them.