In City Club Speech, Trump Won't Apologize For Controversial Remarks On ImmigrationThe City Club of Chicago said more than 2,000 people were on the waiting list for Donald Trump’s speech at Monday’s luncheon at Maggiano’s Banquets.
Chicago Pastor Lending A Hand In Baltimore After RiotsAn activist pastor from Chicago has traveled to Baltimore, hoping to help calm the situation there in any way possible, in the wake of riots following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody.
CPS Protesters Want Mayor To Replace Entire School BoardChicago Public Schools parents and other education advocates were outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall on Monday, demanding he “push the reset button” on his appointed school board, amid an ongoing contract scandal.
Protesters Demand Meeting With Emanuel On Police BrutalitySeveral dozen activists, including clergy, staged a noisy protest outside the mayor’s office at City Hall on Tuesday, denouncing alleged police brutality, and the group managed to get an invitation for a conversation with a staff member.
Pfleger, Protesters Blast Rauner Budget PlanRev. Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina Church, said “this is not a cute little rally” that brought out a large crowd to the Thompson Center, which has offices for multiple state agencies, including the governor’s office.
Protesters Slam 16th Ward Candidate For Ownership Of "Disgusting" Vacant BuildingThe hotly contested race for alderman of the 16th Ward saw a little political theater on Tuesday, outside one candidate’s Englewood campaign office.
Children Lead Protest Of Grand Jury Rulings In Garner, Brown DeathsAnger continued to spill over Friday in Chicago and across the nation, over recent grand jury decisions not to indict two white police officers who were involved in the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York.
Protesters Claim CPS Ignored Lead Paint For 5 Years At Rogers Park SchoolA dozen school activists paraded outside a Chicago Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, protesting what they said has been a five-year delay in cleaning up toxic lead paint from a Rogers Park elementary school.
University Of Chicago Students Protest Rape Threat From HackersSexual assault victims on the University of Chicago campus staged a protest Wednesday night, saying they were victimized again by anonymous hackers who made threats against their safety.
Fast Food Workers Arrested At Minimum Wage Protest RallySeveral protesters were arrested Thursday morning on the South Side, after blocking 87th Street in front of a McDonald’s and a Burger King, as part of a nationwide effort to get fast food restaurants and other businesses to pay workers at least $15 an hour.
Police Arrest 5 Anti-Israel Protesters At Boeing HQFive protesters were arrested late Wednesday afternoon inside the downtown headquarters of Boeing, after a demonstration against the company's sale of military jets to Israel.
Parents Slam CPS Plans To Spend Nearly $10M On Office FurnitureThe Chicago Public Schools’ plan to more than double its budget for office furniture was not sitting well with parents, especially those who believe schools are being shortchanged.