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Appellate Court Rules Park Curfew Constitutional, Occupy Protesters To Face Charges

A state appellate court reinstated arrests against 92 people who were arrested in Grant Park as part of the Occupy Chicago protests in 2011, ruling that the city’s curfew in some public parks is constitutional.


Alexander Cachinero-Gorman (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Hitting Officer At Protest Held On $10K Bond

A protester accused of hitting a Cook County correctional officer in the face with a tree branch during a demonstration outside the jail was ordered held on $10,000 bond Wednesday.


Sebastian Senakiewicz, 24, and Mark Neiweem, 28, are accused of plotting to use Molotov cocktails during the NATO Summit. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Occupy Chicago Rallies In Support Of Jailed ‘NATO 5’ Protesters

Mark Neiweem is behind bars, accused of trying to sabotage the NATO Summit in May.


Chicago police carry off a protester at Grant Park on Oct. 23, 2011. (CBS)

Judge Tosses Grant Park Arrests Of Occupy Protestors As Unconstitutional

A Cook County judge has dismissed charges against dozens of Occupy Chicago protesters who were arrested in Grant Park after a rally last October, ruling the curfew they were charged with violating is unconstitutional.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2012

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A Year Later, Occupy Movement Vows To Push On

The Occupy movement is now a year old and about 125 people celebrated in the rain at LaSalle Street and Jackson Boulevard Monday night.

WBBM Newsradio–09/18/2012

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Occupy Activists Protest Outside Obama Campaign HQ During DNC

About 50 protestors chanted as 10 black coffins were placed on the sidewalk outside of President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters at Prudential Plaza on Tuesday, each with the words “Hope” and “Change” on the top.


File Photo Of Chicago Tribune Tower (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Occupy Chicago Publication Prevails Over Intellectual Property Complaint By Tribune

A volunteer-operated news publication by the Occupy Chicago movement that references the Chicago Tribune in its name will not have to hand over its domain name to the newspaper.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2012

Employees say Prime Staffing abruptly closed Thursday and told its employees they would not be paid. (Credit: Natalie Cheng/CBS Chicago)

Employees: Staffing Agency Shut Down, Said No One Would Be Paid

Employees are furious amid reports that a Chicago business employing hundreds of people has abruptly closed.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

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Occupy Chicago Fights For Publication Referencing Tribune

Occupy Chicago is fighting an effort by the Chicago Tribune to hand over the Web domain names for its publication that references the newspaper.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

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Protesters Charged After Mag Mile March, Claim Police Were Out Of Control

A dozen protesters have been charged after a rowdy demonstration that spilled onto the Magnificent Mile, but the protesters claim police were the ones who were out of control.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2012

A protester is arrested during a confrontation with Chicago police bike officers on Michigan Avenue on June 6, 2012. (Source: UStream)

A Dozen Protesters Arrested During March On Michigan Avenue

A dozen protesters were arrested Wednesday evening, during a protest march through downtown Chicago, as part of a show of solidarity with a student strike in Quebec.


Occupy Chicago protesters rally at the Thompson Center on May 29, 2012, to decry the treatment demonstrators faced from police during the NATO Summit and to demand the city reopen shuttered mental health clinics. (Credit: CBS)

Occupy Chicago Calls For City To Reopen Mental Health Clinics

A small but very vocal Occupy Chicago protest group marched through the Loop Tuesday afternoon, demanding some sort of compensation for what they say were the injuries they suffered during the NATO protests.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

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Police Supervisor’s Wife Got Threatening Phone Call During NATO Summit

Were police families the target of threats from protesters?


Protesters march on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's house on eve of NATO Summit. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

NATO Protesters Stage Sit-In At Emanuel’s House Over Mental Health Clinic Closures

Protesters on Saturday morning made their way to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house to demonstrate against the closing of city mental health clinics, a day before Chicago hosts the NATO Summit.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2012

A busload of 45 anti-NATO protesters arrived in the Lakeview neighborhood on May 16, 2012, after a 38-hour trip from New York City. (Credit: CBS)

First Bus Of Out-Of-Town Protesters Arrives In Chicago

The first wave of anti-NATO protesters from out of town arrived in Chicago on Wednesday, four days ahead of the NATO summit.

CBS 2–05/16/2012

Occupy Chicago demonstrators march downtown to draw attention to the foreclosure crisis. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM Newsradio)

Protesters March In Loop, Demand Freeze On Foreclosures

With just four days to go before the NATO Summit, protesters have already been making their presence known for three days.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

Members of Occupy Chicago and other protest groups discuss their plans for protest rallies, marches, and other events leading up to and during the NATO summit, scheduled for May 20-21 in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Protest Groups Detail Plans For NATO Summit

Activists planning anti-NATO protests, marches, concerts and counter-summits gathered Thursday at the headquarters of Occupy Chicago to discuss a week’s worth of events leading up to the NATO summit on May 20 and 21.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2012

A Chicago police car. (Photo Credit: MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Occupy Protesters Charge Harassment By Chicago Police

Some visitors in Chicago to protest the NATO summit say Chicago police harassed them yesterday and they have video they say proves it.


A military official holds a NATO flag on April 4, 2009 during the NATO summit in Strasbourg, eastern France. (MICHAEL URBAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Protesters, Security Consultant Laugh Off Casual ‘Dress Code’ For Workers During NATO Summit

Dress down for the NATO protests if you work downtown? Both protesters and a security consultant for the NATO summit are laughing off suggestions that downtown office workers dress casually to avoid becoming targets of protesters.


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