The officer said he played the anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” loudly in his squad car Sunday because he was a fan of the University of Alabama, according to a statement from the Chicago Police Department.
A number of churches are planning peaceful protests on Sunday in response to the death of unarmed black suspects in police confrontations across the U.S.
Dozens of activists staged a demonstration Friday morning at the Historic Chicago Water Tower on Michigan Avenue, calling for a boycott to protest the controversial grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.
After news broke there would be no indictment, the protesters moved through the streets, including Lake Shore Drive. The marchers were monitored by dozens of police officers.
Chicago Police broke up a demonstration at City Hall on Thursday, after activists staged a sit-in to protest controversial bond deals at the Chicago Public Schools.
A protest was held at a store in the Loop Wednesday afternoon where demonstrators called for shops to pay more to garment workers in Cambodia who make some of the clothing that ends up here.
There was a protest outside the Kluczynski Federal Building downtown three hours before President Obama’s speech, but it was easy to miss.
A River North nightclub where racist graffiti recently appeared was the scene of a candlelight protest Wednesday night.
Employees of a River West faucet-making company staged a protest before work on Wednesday, saying they’ve been disciplined over the length of their bathroom breaks.
Their lawyer, Tom Brejcha of the Thomas More Society, said state law is clear that adult clubs cannot operate within 1,000 feet of a school or house of worship. The nuns have both, and the club is just over their back fence.
A crowd of demonstrators gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall, expressing their outrage about the case of tanning parlor manager Jianqing “Jessica” Klyzek.
More than half of the McDonald’s staff at its corporate headquarters was told to work from home on Wednesday, because the threat of demonstrations by minimum wage workers forced the company to close an office building.
Nearly 100 fast food workers braved the rainy and chilly conditions Thursday to make a point about their pay, and how they’re struggling to survive.
Several hundred people rallied in the Federal Plaza downtown Saturday demanding changes in U.S. immigration policy and an end to deportations that split families.
The weather is the subject of a protest march Saturday in Skokie.
They say if you don’t like the weather in Chicago, just wait. The kids at a Skokie music school are tired of waiting, and have planned a street protest over the seemingly endless winter.
Several protests have been scheduled for Thursday in Chicago, as part of a nationwide demonstration in favor of a higher federal minimum wage.
After a local veterans group halted donations to the Morton Grove Park District, because one board member was sitting down during the Pledge of Allegiance, a Naperville teacher has begun raising funds to replace that money.
About six dozen federal workers demonstrated in the Loop this afternoon against a possible government shutdown.
About 100 people staged a protest today on North Michigan Avenue over the possibility of military action against Syria reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser