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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

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

Supporters of same-sex marriage marched through the Loop Monday. (CBS)

Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Demonstrate In Chicago

Same-sex marriage proponents made their views known Monday with a march that wound through downtown Chicago.

03/25/2013

Chicago Public Schools students rally outside City Hall to protest plans to close 53 schools and 61 buildings at the end of the school year. (Credit: CBS)

Students March From CPS Offices To City Hall To Protest School Closings

Students from Chicago Public Schools slated to close at the end of the school year and other opponents of school closings rallied in the Loop on Monday to voice their outrage over plans to close or consolidate 53 schools and 61 buildings.

03/25/2013

Gun control activists wear NRA pistol targets in a protest demanding Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan take the state's ban on carrying concealed weapons to the U.S. Supreme Court. A federal appeals court struck down the ban last year, and gave lawmakers until June 9 to come up with a new concealed carry law. (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Urge Madigan To Take Concealed Carry Case To Supreme Court

Activists staged a protest Thursday over Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s decision to wait until the legislature follows a court order and passes a new concealed carry law, rather than appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2013

Protesters outside the Pakistan Consulate of Chicago. (Credit: Michele Fiore)

Protestors March Outside Pakistan Consulate Of Chicago

About two dozen lively protesters stood outside the Pakistan consulate of Chicago Sunday afternoon, trying to draw attention to the injustices of their brothers and sisters overseas.

03/17/2013

Demonstrators use pink smoke outside Holy Name Cathedral on March 13, 2013, to protest the lack of female inclusion in Catholic Church leadership, as cardinals vote on a new pope. (Credit: Mike Krauer/WBBM)

Protesters Use Pink Smoke To Protest Lack Of Women In Catholic Leadership

As cardinals meet in Rome to elect a new Pope, Catholic women have been staging protests at the Vatican and around the U.S. to illustrate the lack of female inclusion in the Church’s hierarchy.

03/13/2013

Funeral home directors and morticians organized a procession of hearses, in a demonstration against gun violence in Chicago on March 10, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Hearse Procession Held To Protest Violence

Funeral home directors and morticians led a demonstration against gun violence in Chicago.

03/10/2013

A protest outside Alderman Jim Cappleman's Uptown office. (Credit: CBS)

Protest Held Outside Ald. Cappelman’s Office

First it was pigeons and then, the homeless. Hundreds of protestors in uptown are angry at the alderman there over what they say are decisions that don’t respect his constituents, reports CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov.

03/06/2013

Immigrant groups and their supporters stage a protest rally. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Activists Protest Deportations, As Immigrants Released Amid Budget Cuts

In west suburban Broadview, a weekly protest and prayer vigil outside the federal immigration detention center took on added significance Friday morning.

03/01/2013

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