Occupy Chicago

CTA Budget Hearing

Raucous Crowd Protests CTA Budget At Final Hearing

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.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

Seniors Protest

Seniors Join Occupy Chicago To Protest Safety Net Program Cuts

A large group of seniors joined Occupy Chicago protesters at Federal Plaza Monday morning for a lively protest.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2011

Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

Bank For Only Those With $50 Million Draws Protests

Only customers with a net worth above $50 million can bank at the newest division of Wells Fargo in Chicago, and skeptical customers want to know why any bank would cater to just the 1 percent.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2011

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.  (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Occupy Chicago Demonstrators Protest Wisconsin Gov. Walker

Protesters gathered Thursday morning in front of the Union League Club downtown, where Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was speaking.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2011

"Occupy Chicago" protesters march outside the Thompson Center on Nov. 2, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

‘Occupy Chicago’ Protesters March Through Loop Again

Between 300 and 500 Occupy Chicago demonstrators walked out of area colleges Wednesday and marched on Chicago City Hall and the James R. Thompson Center.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

Occupy Chicago

Occupy Chicago Holds Off On Grant Park Encampment

Anti-Wall Street organizers with the Occupy Chicago movement say they’re holding off on another attempt set up a permanent base at Grant Park.


Mayor Emanuel addresses reporters Friday in Chicago. (CBS)

Emanuel Touts McPier Accord, Announces New Shows

Mayor Emanuel on Friday took questions on a variety of topics: McPier, the demonstrators trying to camp out in Grant Park and a proposed crackdown on some dog owners. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.



Occupy Chicago Wants Permanent Gathering Spot; City Says No

The Occupy Chicago protesters are trying to strike a deal with City Hall for a permanent place to gather, but haven’t gotten very far.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2011

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy testifies before the Chicago City Council at a city budget hearing on Oct. 27, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy Proud Of Officers’ Work At Occupy Chicago Protests

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says he is proud of the way his officers have handled the Occupy Chicago protests still underway in the city.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2011


Occupy Chicago Demonstrators Seek Meeting About G8/NATO Summits

Demonstrators had a two-pronged agenda when they took their protests to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s doorstep Wednesday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

‘Occupy Chicago’ Group Protests Tax Breaks For CME, CBOE

About “Occupy Chicago” 100 protesters marched on the offices of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and legislative leaders downtown Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

Nurse Protest

Nurses Protest After Being Arrested At Occupy Chicago Rally

A group of nurses picketed outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office Monday morning to express their outrage, after several nurses were arrested during the Occupy Chicago protests over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2011

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

Police Arrest 130 ‘Occupy Chicago’ Protesters In Grant Park

For the second week in a row, anti-Wall Street protesters marched through downtown, and once again, they were arrested.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

Organizers Of Anti-Wall Street Protest Write Mayor Emanuel

Organizers of an anti-Wall Street protest in Chicago are gathering signatures on petitions they will send to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.


‘Occupy Chicago’ Protesters Talk Economy, Education At Town Hall Meeting

Hundreds of people filled Chicago Temple for a “Move the Money” town hall meeting Thursday night, and then marched to LaSalle and Jackson Streets, to join and show support for Occupy Chicago protesters.

WBBM Newsradio–10/20/2011

"Occupy Chicago" protesters take over LaSalle and Jackson in the Loop on Monday. (CBS)

‘Occupy Chicago’ Protesters Vow To Stay

The Wall Street protests have spread across the county and have taken root in Chicago for nearly a month. But some are now asking: Is anyone really listening? Demonstrators believe they are, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


Police arrested more than 100 protesters overnight after they refused to leave Grant Park as part of the "Occupy Chicago" demonstration. (CBS)

Police: 175 Protesters Arrested At Grant Park

Chicago Police arrested about 175 Occupy Chicago protesters who refused to leave Grant Park early Sunday following a march from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to the Downtown park.


Protesters demonstrate outside the Mortgage Bankers Association conference at the Hyatt Regency Chicago hotel on Oct. 11, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Protesters Target Mortgage Lenders

A day after “Occupy Chicago” protesters and union activists teamed up for a large rally in downtown Chicago, jobs and the economy remained key issues for protesters at a number of events in downtown Chicago.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2011

Daley Plaza, along with four other locations, was where protesters gathered Monday afternoon before marching to the Art Institute. (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Flood Loop To ‘Take Back Chicago’

Thousands of protesters flooded downtown Chicago Monday to participate in simultaneous marches to “Take Back Chicago.”

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

Occupy Chicago

Occupy Chicago Protesters Set For Downtown March

Protesters from Occupy Chicago have been in Chicago’s Financial District for two weeks, and on Friday, they will hold a march and rally downtown.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2011