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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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Protesters Call For Increasing Minimum Wage

Nearly 150 people picketed outside a Little Village car wash, a Chatham Walmart and a Streeterville restaurant, demanding an increase in the minimum wage.

07/24/2013

Parents and teachers protest outside a speaking engagement of Barbara Byrd-Bennett. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Parents, Teachers Protest Outside Speaking Event Of Schools CEO Byrd-Bennett

Parents and students protested earlier this evening outside of speaking engagement by the head of Chicago Public Schools, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

06/18/2013

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Stephen Colbert Weighs In On Sun-Times Firing Photographers

It seems like the Chicago Sun-Times has a new supporter of their decision to fire their photographers: Stephen Colbert. Of course, Stephen Colbert is one person whose support you don’t necessarily want.

06/06/2013

Parents and students from three South Side schools slated to close gather outside Pritzker Elementary School in Wicker Park, after trying to enroll there, but being told the school has a waiting list to enroll. (Credit: CBS)

Parents Of Schools Set To Close Want Kids Enrolled At Pritzker On North Side

A group of parents from three elementary schools that are closing on the South Side took a trip to the North Side on Thursday, and tried to enroll their kids at a school whose name is synonymous with wealth and privilege.

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Protesters Block Michigan Avenue, Call For End To Deportations

A dozen protesters chained themselves together and lay down in the middle of South Michigan Avenue on Wednesday, calling for an end to deportations of illegal immigrants.

05/29/2013

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Chicago Teachers Union Marches For Second Straight Day

For the second day in a row, opponents of Chicago Public School closures marched near those buildings slated to be shuttered, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

05/19/2013

Jesse Owens School. (CBS)

Chicago Teachers Union Begins 3-Day Citywide March

Chicago teachers are taking to the streets staging protest rallies and marches for three days over the mayor’s plans to close more than fifty schools, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/18/2013

Nursing home workers rally outside the Thompson Center on May 13, 2013, to protest budget cuts to programs funded by Medicaid. (Credit: CBS)

Nursing Home Workers Protest Medicaid Spending Cuts

Hundreds of nursing home staff members and others rallied outside the Thompson Center on Monday, trying to fend off new cuts for medical services.

05/13/2013

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Protesters March Outside Michigan Avenue Abercrombie

Protesters gathered outside a retailer on North Michigan Avenue today, upset about a CEO’s comments regarding image and body type, reports, WBBM’s Terry Keshner.

05/13/2013

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Daley Plaza Protest Calls For Marijuana Legalization

A small but spirited group of people gathered in Daley Plaza to voice support for legalization of marijuana, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

05/04/2013

An abortion-rights opponent demonstrates outside a Planned Parenthood event Thursday. (CBS)

Abortion Protest Staged Outside Planned Parenthood Fundraiser

Activist Sandra Fluke was the main honoree. The Georgetown University law school student became a household name last year when a talk show host called her a prostitute because she tried to lobby Congress for mandatory health care coverage of birth control.

05/02/2013

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