Students, Activists March To Protest Possible CPS Teacher LayoffsMore than three dozen Chicago Public Schools students and other activists were marching through downtown and beyond on Friday, protesting possible teacher layoffs, and demanding better education funding.
Laquan McDonald Supporters Stage "Black Christmas" Protest On Mag MileActivists plan to disrupt shoppers along the city’s busiest retail district on Thursday, in a protest they’ve dubbed “Black Christmas” in their continuing effort to pressure Mayor Rahm Emanuel to step down over the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Protesters Arrested After Throwing Rocks At Alderman's HomeOn Saturday, demonstrators pelted the home of Ald. George Cardenas (12th) with rocks and other debris. Three people – 23-year-old Efrain Montalzo, 29-year-old Javier Ramos, and 25-year-old Billie Kincaid – were charged with misdemeanor mob action, police said.
Protesters Want Federal Probe Of Emanuel, AlvarezAbout 200 activists made 16 laps around City Hall on Friday, demanding a federal investigation of how Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez handled the Laquan McDonald case. They circled the building once for each time McDonald was shot by Officer Jason Van Dyke last year.
Activists March On Magnificent Mile To Protest Laquan McDonald ShootingActivists shut down part of Michigan Avenue on Black Friday, and planned to march to Water Tower Place, to protest the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Charges Dropped Against Activist Arrested During Laquan McDonald MarchProsecutors have dropped charges against an activist who has helped organize several protests against police violence, less than a day after he was arrested for allegedly punching a police officer during a march downtown in the wake of the release of the video showing the shooting death of Laquan McDonald.
Anti-War Activists To March 160 Miles To Protest Drone ProliferationProtesters planned to begin their march at Boeing headquarters, as the company manufactures some of the combat drones used by the U.S. military. They'll march to a National Guard base in Battle Creek, Michigan, where a drone control center is under construction.
Teachers' Union Slams CPS For 'Devastating' Cuts, LayoffsA month before the new school year starts, protestors from the Chicago Teacher's Union were expressing outrage over budget cuts at the Chicago Public Schools, with a protest march through the Loop.
Protesters Say Budget Cuts For Schools 'Making Things Worse'Parent Anita Caballero said the mayor’s contention that he’s improving schools makes no sense.
Teachers' Union To Wrap Up Three-Day Protest Of School ClosingsCity streets could be full of protesters again on Monday, as the Chicago Teachers Union wraps up a three-day march to voice opposition to plans to close more than 50 public schools.
Hundreds Gather For May Day Rally For Immigration RightsHundreds of immigration rights activists have begun marching along Chicago streets from the Near West Side to Federal Plaza downtown, as part of an annual May Day rally calling for easing immigration laws.
Teachers' March Targets Pritzker Family; Disrupts Traffic DowntownThousands of striking teachers and their supporters were marching down Michigan Avenue on Thursday, after rallying outside a hotel owned by the billionaire family of a Chicago Board of Education member.