An 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.
Chicago 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.
Several 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.
Rev. 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.
The hotly contested race for alderman of the 16th Ward saw a little political theater on Tuesday, outside one candidate’s Englewood campaign office.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Parent Anita Caballero said the mayor’s contention that he’s improving schools makes no sense.
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.
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.
Activists have raised questions about the future of a South Side hospital, due to financial troubles.
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.
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.