Protest Rally

Children led a protest Friday morning in the West Town neighborhood, to express their outrage over two grand juries declining to charge white police officers in the deaths of unarmed black men. (Credit: CBS)

Children Lead Protest Of Grand Jury Rulings In Garner, Brown Deaths

Anger 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.

12/05/2014

Members of the Chicago Light Brigade protest outside Chicago Public Schools headquarters, claiming the district took five years to begin cleaning up lead-based paint contamination at Gale Elementary Community Academy. (Credit: Twitter/@ChiLightBrigade)

Protesters Claim CPS Ignored Lead Paint For 5 Years At Rogers Park School

A 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.

10/22/2014

Hackers posted the name and photo of an alleged rape victim on a student group website, in apparent retaliation for a list of men accused of "gender-based violence."

University Of Chicago Students Protest Rape Threat From Hackers

Sexual 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.

09/25/2014

Fast food workers demanding a $15-an-hour minimum wage blocked 87th Street between State and Wabash during a sit-in that was part of a nationwide series of protest rallies on Thursday. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

Fast Food Workers Arrested At Minimum Wage Protest Rally

Several 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.

09/04/2014

One of five anti-Israel protesters arrested after a rally in the lobby of Boeing headquarters in downtown Chicago. (Credit: Steve Miller/CBS)

Police Arrest 5 Anti-Israel Protesters At Boeing HQ

Five 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.

07/17/2014

Chicago Public Schools

Parents Slam CPS Plans To Spend Nearly $10M On Office Furniture

The 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.

03/26/2014

Parents and students rally outside Chicago Public Schools headquarters on Aug. 28, 2013, to protest school closings and budget cuts. Several students boycotted class to attend the protest. (Credit: CBS)

CPS Approves Budget Cuts; Dozens Of Students Boycott School

About 200 people — including 20 to 30 students — rallied outside Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday, as the Board of Education was meeting to approve the district’s annual budget.

08/28/2013

Cashier Matthew Camp leads the demonstration outside the Whole Foods in Lake View. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Retail Workers Take Fight For $15 Wage To Whole Foods

About 15 employees of Whole Foods – and a few dozen supporters – demonstrated outside the Whole Foods store on Halsted Street in Lakeview on Wednesday, calling for better pay, and an end to what they believe is unfair policies.

07/31/2013

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Teachers’ Union Slams CPS For ‘Devastating’ Cuts, Layoffs

A 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.

WBBM Newsradio–07/24/2013

Students and parents from the Brighton Park neighborhood hold a protest rally in the Loop to criticize budget cuts being forced on Chicago schools. (Credit: CBS)

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.

07/11/2013

Protesters gather outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's house on July 4, 2013, speaking out against school closings and city budget cuts. (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Take Grievances To Mayor’s House

A group of about 100 protesters was using this Independence Day holiday to vent their frustrations about the direction of the city, outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house in Ravenswood.

WBBM Newsradio–07/04/2013

Chicago Sun-Times reporters join former Sun-Times photographers on the picket line outside the newspaper's River North offices, after the entire photography staff was laid off. (Credit: CBS)

Fired Sun-Times Photographers Protest Outside Newspaper

Sun-Times photojournalists who were fired last week staged a protest rally – along with some of their family members, former colleagues and other supporters – outside the newspaper’s offices in the River North neighborhood on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2013

Roseland Community Hospital (Credit: CBS)

Activists Fear Roseland Hospital’s Financial Troubles Will Prompt Closure

Activists have raised questions about the future of a South Side hospital, due to financial troubles.

06/03/2013

Protesters marched through Chicago over the weekend, to call for a halt to the plan to close 53 Chicago public schools. (Credit: CBS)

Protests Against School Closings Continue

Parents and other community members met outside a West Side school Friday morning, in an effort to make sure Chicago Public Schools officials and the mayor hear what they have to say about the closing of 49 elementary schools.

05/24/2013

Asean Johnson, 9, blasts Mayor Rahm Emanuel during a speech at a protest rally at Daley Plaza to oppose school closings. (Credit: CBS)

9-Year-Old Takes On Mayor At School Closings Rally

A 3rd grader from the South Side has become an Internet sensation, after delivering a rousing speech at a rally against school closings earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2013

Nursing home workers rally outside the Thompson Center on May 13, 2013, to protest budget cuts to programs funded by Medicaid. (Credit: CBS)

Nursing Home Workers Protest Medicaid Spending Cuts

Hundreds of nursing home staff members and others rallied outside the Thompson Center on Monday, trying to fend off new cuts for medical services.

05/13/2013

Employees of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services stage a protest rally outside the Thompson Center, to speak out against layoffs at the agency, which they say will hurt children. (Credit: Steve Miller, WBBM)

DCFS Workers Rally Downtown To Protest Layoffs

A few hundred employees of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services rallied in front of the Thompson Center this afternoon, protesting layoffs at the agency.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2012

Thousands of Chicago Public Schools teachers and their supporters crowd into Congress Plaza, along Michigan Avenue, during the fourth day of the teachers' strike on Sept. 13, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Teachers’ March Targets Pritzker Family; Disrupts Traffic Downtown

Thousands 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.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2012

Thousands of Chicago public school teachers and their supporters march through the Loop and in front of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) headquarters on September 10, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Teachers Union hit the picket lines Monday morning after failing to reach an agreement with the city on a new contract. With about 350,000 students, the Chicago school district is the third largest in the United States.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Thousands Of Striking Teachers, Supporters Rally Downtown

Thousands of public school teachers and their supporters have flooded downtown streets Monday afternoon, for a rally in front of Chicago Public Schools headquarters on the first day of the city’s first teachers’ strike in 25 years.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2012

City Hall

Chicago College Student Leads Small Anti-Violence Protest At City Hall

The sound level was high, but the impact yet to be determined, as a college junior collected about 15 supporters outside City Hall, leading a rally against the city’s violence problems, as activists donned T-shirts reading “Enough, Chicago.”

CBS Chicago–08/13/2012

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