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Protesters upset with a  grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, staged a protest at Water Tower Plaza on Black Friday, calling for a boycott of corporate retailers. (Credit: Black Youth Project 100)

Ferguson Protesters Take Over Water Tower Plaza, Urge Black Friday Boycott

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.

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Protesters march through Chicago's streets Monday after it was announced a Missouri police officer would not be indicted in the shooting death of a black man. (CBS)

In Wake Of Ferguson Decision, Chicago Protesters Take To The Streets

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.

11/24/2014

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Protesters Removed From City Hall After Sit-In Over CPS Bond Deals

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.

11/20/2014

H&M sign hangs in a window.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty)

Protesters Outside Loop H&M Call For Living Wage For Cambodian Garment Workers

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.

09/17/2014

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Demonstrators Hold Anti-War Protest Downtown

There was a protest outside the Kluczynski Federal Building downtown three hours before President Obama’s speech, but it was easy to miss.

09/10/2014

Supporters of the Nouveau Tavern march in River North. (Credit: CBS)

Candlelight Protest Held Outside Recently Vandalized River North Nightclub

A River North nightclub where racist graffiti recently appeared was the scene of a candlelight protest Wednesday night.

08/27/2014

A couple dozen employees of WaterSaver Faucet Co. picketed before work Wednesday, over the company's policy to monitor how much time they spend in the bathroom each day during work hours. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

Workers Picket Over Company’s Bathroom Break Policy

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.

07/09/2014

Protestors march against a strip club in Stone Park. (Credit: Bob Roberts)

Sisters Vs. Strippers: Nuns To Sue Over Strip Club Next Door To Convent

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.

06/18/2014

Surveillance video of a police raid on a West Side tanning salon. (Credit: Hamilton Law Office)

Demonstrators Demand Action Over Alleged Brutality At Tanning Salon

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.

05/29/2014

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More Than 100 Demonstrators Arrested Outside McDonalds HQ For Minimum Wage Protest

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.

05/21/2014

Fast food workers march outside the Rock N Roll Mcdonald's in River North, as part of a rally to demand a $15 per hour minimum wage. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Fast Food Workers Part Of Global Protest

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.

05/15/2014

Immigration rights activists packed Monroe Street as they marched from a park on the Near West Side to Federal Plaza downtown, for a May Day rally on May 1, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Of Protesters Call For Changes In Immigration Policy

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.

03/08/2014

A fresh coat of snow covers sidewalks and streets in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on Wednesday. Chicago got up to 6 inches in some spots, on top of several inches of snow from previous storms that had yet to melt. (Credit: CBS)

Skokie Students Hold Singing Protest Against The Weather

The weather is the subject of a protest march Saturday in Skokie.

03/08/2014

With temperatures hovering around -10 degrees steam rises from Lake Michigan January 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.   (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Music Students Plan Singing Protest Against Winter

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.

03/05/2014

Fast food workers and others who make minimum wage protest outside the McDonald's in the Ukrainian Village, demanding a $15-per-hour federal minimum wage. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Minimum Wage Workers Picket For Better Pay

Several protests have been scheduled for Thursday in Chicago, as part of a nationwide demonstration in favor of a higher federal minimum wage.

12/05/2013

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Veterans’ Group Pulls Funding After Park District Member Sits During Pledge

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.

11/04/2013

Government workers demonstrating in Federal Plaza. (Credit: Steve Miller

Federal Workers Protest Possible Government Shutdown

About six dozen federal workers demonstrated in the Loop this afternoon against a possible government shutdown.

09/30/2013

Anti-War Demonstrators Gather On Michigan Avenue

About 100 people staged a protest today on North Michigan Avenue over the possibility of military action against Syria reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser

08/31/2013

Protesters shut down Monroe Street downtown to protest the ALEX meeting. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Demonstrators Shut Down Monroe Street Outside ALEC Meeting

About 500 demonstrators have shut down Monroe Street in front of the Palmer House Hilton – protesting the American Legislative Exchange Council meeting at the hotel.

08/08/2013

Art Johnston, co-owner of Sidetrack, shows the gap in vodka inventory. (Steve Miller/WBBM)

Chicago Gay Bar Pulls Russian Vodka In Protest Of Putin Restrictions

The biggest gay bar in Chicago has taken Russian vodka off the shelves to protest new anti-gay laws in Russia.

07/25/2013

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