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
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.
The biggest gay bar in Chicago has taken Russian vodka off the shelves to protest new anti-gay laws in Russia.
Nearly 150 people picketed outside a Little Village car wash, a Chatham Walmart and a Streeterville restaurant, demanding an increase in the minimum wage.
Parents and students protested earlier this evening outside of speaking engagement by the head of Chicago Public Schools, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hundreds of nursing home staff members and others rallied outside the Thompson Center on Monday, trying to fend off new cuts for medical services.
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.