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Marchers Protest Violence On South Side

Two hundred people rallied near Chicago police headquarters, demanding an end to the violence on East 35th Street.

07/02/2015

About 100 Chicago teachers and supporters marched outside City Hall on Thursday, to protest $200 million in budget cuts, including 1,400 job cuts. (Credit: CBS)

Teachers Protest CPS Budget Cuts, Layoffs

Public school teachers were raising their voices against Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s leadership of the district; in particular his proposal to help shore up CPS finances by having teachers pay the full cost of their individual pension contributions, most of which is now paid by the district.

07/02/2015

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CTU Plans City Hall Protest As CPS Begins 1,400 Layoffs

The union said the district’s cutbacks are counterproductive, and will lead to fewer resources for educators. The Emanuel administration has said the cuts will save $200 million for a district reeling from paying $634 million in pension obligations.

07/02/2015

Protesters calling for an adult trauma center at the University of Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Demonstration Turns Physical During U Of C Protest Calling For Adult Trauma Center

(CBS) –A protest calling for a trauma center at the University of Chicago ended with one demonstrator needing medical attention and one person in police custody. Dozens of protesters marched to Rockefeller Chapel Saturday morning […]

06/06/2015

Activists protest Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed cuts to state-funded social service programs, with the Republican governor and Democratic legislative leaders unable to reach a state budget deal. (Credit; CBS)

Activists Rally Against Rauner’s Proposed Budget Cuts

Even though Democrats control the House and Senate, and approved a budget plan that is more than $3 billion in the red, state Sen. Emil Jones III (D-Chicago) wasn’t prepared to say his party shares in the blame for the budget cuts.

06/04/2015

University of Chicago campus

Nine Arrested After Protesters Lock Themselves In Building At U Of C

Firefighters had to cut through bike locks at a U of C administrative building Wednesday night after protesters, demanding a meeting with administrators over a trauma center, locked themselves into a vestibule.

06/03/2015

Several protesters were arrested after blocking (Credit: Mariam Sobh)

Coalition Of Faith Groups Protest Rauner’s Budget Cuts Outside Chicago Board Of Trade

A coalition of faith based groups gathered today in front of the Chicago Board of Trade to protest Governor Rauner’s budget cuts, reports Mariam Sobh.

05/18/2015

Justus Howell, a Zion teen, was killed in a police-involved shooting. (CBS)

Courthouse Closes Amid Protest Over Teen’s Shooting Death By Officer

LaToya Howell, the mother of 17-year-old Justus Howell, led about 30 protesters onto the street in front of the Lake County Courthouse and blocked traffic.

05/15/2015

Fast food workers and other minimum wage employees stage a rally outside the McDonald's at 83rd and Ashland, to call for $15 an hour. (Credit: CBS)

Minimum Wage Workers Call For $15 An Hour

A series of protests across the country was planned for Wednesday, as activists planned their biggest push yet for a $15-an-hour minimum wage.

04/15/2015

A protest against police brutality in Daley Plaza. (Credit: CBS)

More Than 200 Protest In Daley Plaza Against Police Shootings

More than 200 people protesting the recent deaths of unarmed black and Hispanic teenagers and men at the hands of police — both locally and nationally — staged a Daley Plaza rally and march through downtown and West Loop streets on Tuesday.

04/14/2015

Marchers started at UIC and later went from Providence of God Church to St. Pius Church. (Credit: CBS)

Family Members Of Missing Mexican Students Join Chicago March Calling For Justice

Some parents and other family members of 43 students who disappeared in Mexico last September arrived in Chicago as part of an international campaign for justice.

04/04/2015

A member of a SWAT team. (Credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

DuPage County Police Agencies Preparing For Next Big ‘Incident’

An Incident Management Assistance Team, or IMAT, will help local police departments in DuPage with the command and control of large-scale events such as an active-shooter situation or big protest.

03/27/2015

Protesters disrupt traffic on Michigan Avenue Thursday evening. (CBS)

Protesters Disrupt Mag Mile Traffic To Demand South Side Trauma Care

The protest was timed to coincide with a University of Chicago alumni event. The U of C, with its medical campus, has been a consistent target of criticism.

03/05/2015

Dozens of taxi drivers circled City Hall and the Daley Center on Tuesday, to protest what they see as unfair competition from less-regulated ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft. (Credit: CBS)

Some Cabbies Stage Loop ‘Work Stoppage’ After Uber Gets City License

Some Chicago cab drivers staged a work stoppage Tuesday morning, protesting what they see as unfair competition from the less-regulated ride-sharing industry, a day after city officials granted a “transportation network provider” license to Uber.

02/17/2015

Court Generic

Appellate Court Rules Park Curfew Constitutional, Occupy Protesters To Face Charges

A state appellate court reinstated arrests against 92 people who were arrested in Grant Park as part of the Occupy Chicago protests in 2011, ruling that the city’s curfew in some public parks is constitutional.

12/23/2014

In this screen grab, the song "Sweet Home Alabama" plays from an unmarked police car during a racial-injustice march. (YouTube)

Chicago Cop To Be Disciplined For Blasting ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ Alongside Black Marchers

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.

12/11/2014

Rev. Ira Acree explains how his church members will stage a protest on Sunday. (CBS)

On Sunday, Churches Across Chicago Will Join Police-Brutality Protests

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.

12/05/2014

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.

11/28/2014

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

City Hall

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

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