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Protesters from Tecoma, Australia, rally outside the Parliament House in Melbourne, to oppose plans to build a McDonald's in the small mountain town. (Credit: Twitter)

Aussies To Deliver Petition Opposing McDonald’s In Small Mountain Town

The residents of a small Australian mountain town have gathered more than 90,000 signatures from people opposed to a McDonald’s restaurant, and planned to deliver them by hand to McDonald’s headquarters in Oak Brook on Tuesday.

WBBM Newsradio–09/03/2013

President Barack Obama delivers his victory speech after being reelected for a second term at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama won reelection against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Illinois Residents Join Secession Petition Trend

At least seven states have filed petitions asking to secede from the union–enough to require a response from the White House, anyway.

11/15/2012

(Photo Credit: Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

Neighbors Fight CTA’s Plan To Cut Most Of Lincoln Avenue Bus Route

Some neighbors are furious at a plan by the Chicago Transit Authority that would the No. 11 Lincoln Avenue bus from Lincoln Square to Lincoln Park.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

A group of parents, activists, and teachers delivers petitions with 10,000 signatures calling for an advisory referendum on the November ballot, asking voters whether there should be an elected school board for the Chicago Public Schools, rather than the current board appointed by the mayor. (Credit: CBS)

Group Submits 10K Signatures Seeking Vote On Elected School Board

A coalition of Chicago parents, activists, and teachers said Monday it has enough signatures to get the idea of an elected school board for Chicago Public Schools on the ballot in November.

CBS Chicago–08/06/2012

Chick-Fil-A's only Chicago store on Chicago Avenue in the Near North neighborhood. The store wants to build a second store in Logan Square, but the local alderman plans to block that store, over the company president's anti-gay comments. (Credit: CBS)

Gay Rights Group Petitions Against Chick-Fil-A, Plans ‘Kiss-In’

The gay rights group Equality Illinois is launching a campaign against Chick-Fil-A – petitioning universities and lawmakers to evict the fast food restaurant from their campuses and planning a “kiss-in” campaign by gay and lesbian couples outside Chick-Fil-A restaurants.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

School Petition

Ministers, Community Leaders Petition For School Turnaround Plan

Another side is weighing in on the Chicago school system’s plan to fix some failing schools.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

Miss Deaf America

Supporters: No One Saw Miss Deaf America At Super Bowl

Miss Deaf America – Arlington Heights native Rachel Mazique – was invited to the Super Bowl to sign the national anthem and “America the Beautiful,” but nobody saw her on TV.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2012

Illinois State Capitol

BGA Launches Petition To End Legislative Scholarships

The Better Government Association has set up an online petition to eliminate the state’s legislative scholarship program, with state Rep. Robert Rita (D-Blue Island) now accused of granting a scholarship to a political ally’s daughter.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Illinois Union: Scott Walker Is Too Extreme For Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, the process of verifying signatures collected to recall Republican Governor Scott Walker begins Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2012

Ernie And Bert

Debate Continues After Local Activist Petitions For Bert And Ernie To Wed

The producers of “Sesame Street” said in a statement last week that Bert and Ernie have no sexual orientation, but a Chicago area activist’s petition continues to gather signatures calling for the Muppet characters to be married.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2011

Michigan And Balbo Avenues

Debate Rages Over Whether To Rename Balbo Drive

A call to rename Balbo Drive downtown is being met with a new petition, asking city officials to leave the street name alone.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

(Board Of Election Commissioners)

It’s A Working Weekend At Election Board

If candidates in Chicago’s municipal elections want to knock the competition off the ballot, 69 West Washington is the place to be for the next several days.

WBBM Newsradio–11/24/2010