Activists To March From Chicago To Springfield Amid Budget ImpasseA group of progressive activists was planning a march from Chicago to Springfield to draw attention to the two-year state budget stalemate.
Chicago Knitters Make Hundreds Of Pink "Pussyhats" For Women's MarchSister Arts Studio, 721 W. Wrightwood, has been a hub of activity this week, as all kinds of pink hats are being knitted and sown for those who plan on attending the marches to stand up for women’s rights.
Protest Organizer Released From Jail After Supporters Raise BailSupporters of a protest organizer arrested over the weekend during a demonstration against police killings were hoping to raise enough money to get him out of jail on Tuesday
Anti-Brutality Protesters March Downtown AgainA day after 19 people were arrested in downtown Chicago during protests against police killings, a smaller group of activists marched through the Loop Sunday afternoon, and the demonstration ended more calmly this time around.
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.