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.
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.
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.
The Chicago outdoor festival season is about to get a new, politically-based offering in the spring, in the form of the Occupy Festival.
Cab drivers are protesting taxi industry reforms passed by the city in January.
Questions still buzz around President Barack Obama’s surprise decision Monday to move the 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.
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.
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.
Occupy Chicago has found a place to hunker down for the winter.
A few hundred people assembled in an almost-vacant Loop Monday for an “Occupy the Dream” rally near the Federal Reserve Bank.
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.
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.
Rainy weather did not impede Chicago Public Schools teachers from continuing their fight against planned school closures into the early morning hours.
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.
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.
A man involved with the “Occupy Chicago” movement has been charged with child pornography.
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.
Occupy Chicago protesters plan to celebrate Monday, after the University of Chicago postponed a planned discussion with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
The crowd seeking to testify — and protest — was so big Thursday night at the last of three public hearings on the Chicago Transit Authority’s 2012 budget that police had to turn people away from the Kennedy-King College auditorium.