CPS Parents Protest Possible Cuts, Call For More State FundingChicago Public Schools parents rallied in the Loop on Wednesday, venting their frustration with warnings about severe budget cuts for next year.
Protesters Demand Parks Group Drop Lucas Museum LawsuitScores of protesters rallied outside the Loop headquarters of the civic group Friends of the Parks on Thursday, demanding they drop their lawsuit blocking filmmaker George Lucas from building his proposed museum on the lakefront.
Police Ticket Budget Protesters For Blocking West Loop IntersectionSome walked into the street at Van Buren and Clinton and sat down. Others rolled onto the street in wheelchairs and refused to move.
Two Protesters Arrested Outside Harrison District Police StationA man and a 17-year-old girl were arrested at a protest Tuesday evening outside the Harrison District police station on the West Side. Protesters became “unruly” as they approached the station at 3151 W. Harrison about 7:45 p.m. and started to climb onto parked squad cars, according to a statement from Chicago Police.
Protesters Block Downtown Traffic, Demand End To DeportationsA dozen protesters were arrested Tuesday morning, after blocking traffic on Congress Parkway as part of an anti-deportation rally that lasted more than an hour.
Students Walk Out Of Class To Protest CPS Budget CutsAbout 200 students walked out of a North Side high school on Friday, to protest the financial crisis the Chicago Public Schools system is facing.
Teachers Plan Rally Outside Bank Of America To Protest CPS DebtThe union expects a "big turnout" for its rally outside of the Midwest regional office of the Bank of America, which the union accuses of steering the Chicago Board of Education into making bad investments.
Angry With Emanuel, Protesters Boycott King Day BreakfastSome leaders of the city's black community are demonstrating outside the annual Martin Luther King breakfast over what they say are the failures of Mayor Emanuel.
Activists Want Chicago Cop Fired For Shooting That Killed TwoProtesters gathered outside a West Side police station on Wednesday, demanding the officer who shot and killed two people over the weekend be fired, and that Mayor Rahm Emanuel resign.
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.
Medical Students Stage "Die-In," Call On Emanuel To Step DownAbout 100 medical students and doctors staged a 16-minute “die-in” Thursday morning outside City Hall, joining the call for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign over the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Protesters Not Swayed By Emanuel's Apology; 'We’re Not Just Going To Go Away'Protesters who have been calling for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign ever since video of the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was made public were not moved by the mayor’s apology Wednesday in a speech to the City Council.