Occupy Chicago

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

Occupy Chicago protesters march through downtown Chicago on April 7, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Occupy Chicago Protesters March Through Downtown

Now that spring is here, the Occupy Chicago protesters are back. Several hundred people participated in a Saturday march through downtown streets that ended in Grant Park, adjacent to Michigan Avenue and Congress Parkway.

WBBM Newsradio–04/08/2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jackson: ‘Occupy’ Peotone To Bring 3rd Airport

The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Saturday called for the site of a proposed third area airport in Peotone to be the focus of an “Occupy” protest in order to bring attention to the need for the airport.


Occupy Chicago Activists March To City Hall

Occupy Chicago Protesters Rally Against Arrests In New York, St. Louis

A small group of Occupy Chicago activists marched through downtown Chicago Sunday night, in a hastily-called march to protest the arrest of their fellow demonstrators at gatherings in St. Louis and New York City over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

Occupy Festival

Occupy Chicago Plans 2-Day Festival In May

The Chicago outdoor festival season is about to get a new, politically-based offering in the spring, in the form of the Occupy Festival.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2012

Taxi Protest

Cab Drivers: New City Regulations Don’t Benefit Us

Cab drivers are protesting taxi industry reforms passed by the city in January.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

G8 Rally

Questions Swirl About Decision To Move G8 Summit

Questions still buzz around President Barack Obama’s surprise decision Monday to move the G8 summit from Chicago to Camp David.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2012

The White House (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Moves G8 Summit From Chicago To Camp David

In a surprise move, the White House has announced the upcoming G8 summit will be moved from Chicago to Camp David. The NATO summit scheduled for the same weekend will stay in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2012

Parents, students and protesters stage an "occupation" of Brian Piccolo Elementary Specialty School to protest plans to replace the entire school staff. (Credit: CBS)

Parents, Protesters End School Sit-In After Promised Meeting With CPS Leaders

Parents ended their 22-hour sit-in at Brian Piccolo Elementary Specialty School on the West Side on Saturday after being promised that they would get a chance to plead their case in a series of meetings with Board of Education members Monday and Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–02/19/2012

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

Occupy Chicago Protesters Arrested Last Fall Want Charges Tossed

Which carries more weight, First Amendment rights or closing time at Chicago’s parks? Attorneys for dozens of Occupy Chicago protestors arrested in Grant Park last fall want a judge to answer that question.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012

Riverfront Work Lofts

New Winter Headquarters For Occupy Chicago

Occupy Chicago has found a place to hunker down for the winter.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2012

Occupy Chicago Demonstrators Continue To Camp Outside Of Bank Of America Building

Occupy Protesters On MLK Day: ‘Banks Have Crippled America’

A few hundred people assembled in an almost-vacant Loop Monday for an “Occupy the Dream” rally near the Federal Reserve Bank.

WBBM Newsradio–01/17/2012

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 26:  Protesters with Occupy Chicago march from the financial district to City Hall October 26, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. At City Hall, the protesters chanted as they marched through the building and up to the mayor's fifth floor office where they demanded the mayor drop charges against some 300 protesters arrested for trying to occupy Grant Park over the past two weeks and ease restrictions on protests being scheduled for the G8/NATO summits which will take place in the city in May 2012.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Economist: NATO/G8 Summits Could Be A Disaster

A University of Chicago economist says Antarctica or Guam would be better places than Chicago for the upcoming G8 and NATO summits, now scheduled for mid-May in the Windy City.

CBS Chicago–01/16/2012

Occupy Chicago: Take Back Chicago

Occupy Chicago To Present Adaptation Of ‘A Christmas Carol’

On Friday afternoon in Grant Park, the Occupy Chicago movement turns from protesting to playwright production, updating Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” for the proverbial 99 percent.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2011

CPS Protest

Teachers Demand To Be Heard Protesting School Closures

Rainy weather did not impede Chicago Public Schools teachers from continuing their fight against planned school closures into the early morning hours.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

Mayor Emanuel talks with CBS 2. (CBS)

Emanuel Talks Chicago Protests, Presidential Politics

Mayor Rahm Emanuel insists he sympathizes with Occupy Chicago protesters and thinks they have valid concerns but says he can’t allow them to break the law. He talked with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.


Demonstrators briefly blocked the LaSalle Street Bridge in downtown Chicago Thursday. (CBS)

Chicago Protest Takes Over LaSalle Street Bridge

Hundreds of Occupy Chicago protesters took to the streets in downtown Chicago on Thursday, marching against corporate greed and economic inequality. The protesters shut down the LaSalle Street Bridge around 4 p.m. as part of their demonstration.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2011

Robert Reitz (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Man Arrested For Child Porn ‘No Longer Welcome’ At Occupy Chicago

A man involved with the “Occupy Chicago” movement has been charged with child pornography.


Protesters, including members of "Occupy Chicago" staged a sit-in outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office at City Hall on Nov. 15, 2011, to protest budget cuts to mental health clinics. Several protesters planned to stay overnight. (Credit: CBS)

‘Occupy Chicago’ Ends 10-Hour Sit-In At City Hall

Members of Occupy Chicago were staging a sit-in outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall, in protest of planned budget cuts to mental health clinics.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011

Condoleezza Rice

Occupy Chicago To ‘Celebrate’ After U Of C Postpones Condi Rice Talk

Occupy Chicago protesters plan to celebrate Monday, after the University of Chicago postponed a planned discussion with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011