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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

Money

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.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2013

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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

Water Tower Place

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

Same Sex Marriage

Opponents, Supporters Of Same-Sex Marriage Stage Competing Rallies

Opponents of same-sex marriage were targeting Chicago’s Latino community on Saturday with a march and protest, where they also faced off with gay rights activists staging a counter protest.

04/27/2013

Protesters outside CPS headquarters on Wednesday. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

Students Skipping Mandatory Test To Protest School Closings

They are supposed to be taking a mandatory state test today, but about 100 CPS high school students instead were boycotting the test and protesting outside Wednesday’s school board meeting.

04/24/2013

City Hall: OCCUPIED

March Against Child Abuse Held In Daley Plaza

The so-called Million March Against Child Abuse is taking place today in cities across the nation. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore caught up with a small crowd of demonstrators in Daley Center Plaza.

04/22/2013

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School Closing Opponents Stage Protest Walks On West Side

Parents upset with the Emanuel administration’s plan to close 53 public schools at the end of the school year took their anger to the streets Tuesday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.

04/09/2013

Predator Drone (credit: General Atomics/Getty Images)

Anti-Drone Activists Protest Outside Boeing HQ

Anti-war activists targeted Boeing’s Chicago headquarters today protesting the company’s role in drone warfare, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

04/06/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses plans to close more than 50 public schools, at an unrelated event in Chicago on March 27, 2013. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Emanuel Shrugs Off ‘Murder Mayor’ Label Given By Teachers’ Union Boss

Mayor Rahm Emanuel staunchly defended his administration’s plan to close more than 50 schools, as well as the head of the Chicago Public Schools, as thousands planned to gather downtown to protest school closings.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2013

Chicago Police made arrested protestors staging a sit-down protest on LaSalle Street.

Police Detain 127 Protesters After Sit-In At Rally Opposing School Closings

Protesters filled Daley Plaza, marched through the Loop and rallied again in front of School board headquarters to protest the board’s plan to close 53 schools on Wednesday. More than 100 of those protesters were detained and ticketed after staging a sit-in outside City Hall.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2013

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