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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

University Of Chicago Medical Center

Protesters March For Adult Trauma Center At U Of C

Around 70 protesters marched on the University of Chicago Medical Center demanding the school provide a Level 1 trauma center to the surrounding South Side neighborhoods.

02/23/2013

PETA volunteers Jenna Cameron and Derek Ritchison stage an anti-fur protest in their underwear, in a bed on Michigan Avenue. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM)

PETA Activists Draw Stares With Protest In Bed On Michigan Avenue

Two protesters from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), staged a brief anti-fur protest in their underwear Wednesday afternoon along the Magnificent Mile.

WBBM Newsradio–02/13/2013

U.S. Postal Service mail carrier (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Postal Workers Protest Plan To End Saturday Mail Delivery

More than 200 irate postal workers attended a hastily-arranged rally on Wednesday in Bronzeville, and put their stamp of disapproval on Postmaster General Patrick Donohoe’s plan to eliminate Saturday mail deliveries.

WBBM Newsradio–02/06/2013

University Of Chicago Medical Center

Police Called To U Of C Hospital Protest

Police were called on Sunday to a protest at the University of Chicago Hospitals that was being held by a group who said they would not leave the Hyde Park medical center until the university commits to extend the age limit for patients at its children’s trauma center so that more trauma victims could get treatment there.

01/27/2013

Animal rights group stage a protest outside the office of Ald. James Cappleman (46th), urging him to find more humane methods of getting rid of pigeons in his ward. Cappleman helped arrange for an Indiana farmer to capture dozens of pigeons in nets, and take them to Indiana, where the farmer used them for sport shooting. (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Want Cappleman To Put An End To Pigeon-Nappings

The pigeon war in Uptown continued raging on Friday, with some of the combatants refusing to give up.

CBS 2–01/25/2013

North Michigan Avenue. (Credit: Greater North Michigan Avenue Association)

Union Supporters Protest Illinois Minimum Wage

Union supporters took to the streets today to demand an increase in the state’s minimum wage.

12/22/2012

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Again Denies Having List Of Schools To Close Next Year

Chicago Public Schools leaders were again denying Wednesday that they already have a list of scores of schools they are targeting for closure next year.

12/19/2012

Activists with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals protest outside the AMC River East 21 movie theater on the opening day of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," claiming 27 animals died during filming of the movie. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

PETA Protests ‘The Hobbit,’ Claiming Deaths Of Animals During Filming

The activists were not asking people to boycott The Hobbit. They said they just want the film industry to stop using animals.

WBBM Newsradio–12/14/2012

Protesters set up a makeshift shanty town of cardboard boxes and tents in Federal Plaza, as part of a protest to urge Congress not to cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid benefits in order to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Set Up ‘Durbinville’ Shantytown To Oppose Entitlement Program Cuts

About 300 spirited demonstrators lined up at a makeshift soup kitchen and shanty town set up in Federal Plaza on Thursday, to protest the possibility of cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid as Congress looks to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff.”

12/06/2012

Workers stage a Black Friday protest to demand better wages from Chicago retailers. (CBS)

Retail, Restaurant Workers Stage Black-Friday Wage Protest

The workers who usually spend Black Friday ringing up purchases and completing food orders spent time Friday morning protesting their pay at those jobs.

11/23/2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. protests the outsourcing of jobs in Freeport, Ill. (CBS)

Rev. Jackson Arrested, Released After Protest At Freeport, Ill. Plant

Chanting and carrying American flags, Jackson and dozens of protestors marched to Sensata to object to the purported outsourcing of jobs to China.

10/24/2012

About 1,000 protesters marched on Western Avenue and 95th Street, along the border between Chicago and Evergreen Park, to protest the lack of black workers on local construction crews, including two recent projects near that location. (Credit: CBS)

Key Alderman Plans To Join Businessman’s Protest Of Lack Of Black Construction Jobs

The head of a powerful City Council committee was speaking out Tuesday, in support of Soft Sheen Products founder Edward Gardner, who has led a pair of protests over minority hiring for construction work.

WBBM Newsradio–10/02/2012

About 1,000 protesters marched on Western Avenue and 95th Street, along the border between Chicago and Evergreen Park, to protest the lack of black workers on local construction crews, including two recent projects near that location. (Credit: CBS)

Businessman Leads Protest To Demand Black Construction Jobs

Legendary South Side business owner Ed Gardner on Sunday was once again protesting the lack of black workers on local construction crews, leading about 1,000 demonstrators supporting his cause.

CBS 2–09/30/2012

Construction, generic sized image

Prominent Businessman Leads Protest Over Lack Of Construction Jobs For Blacks

The 87-year old founder and former owner of Soft Sheen Products led a pair of protests in the Beverly neighborhood and Evergreen Park on Monday, over the lack of black workers on local construction crews.

WBBM Newsradio–09/24/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Amid Union Protest, Quinn Breaks Ground On Joliet Transportation Center

Unionized state workers upset over state cutbacks tried to disrupt the governor today at the ground-breaking for a project preparing for high-speed rail in Joliet.

09/21/2012

(File photo credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Workers Walk Out At Walmart Plant In Elwood

Workers at the Walmart distributions center in Elwood went on strike Saturday to protest alleged illegal retaliation and other labor abuses.

09/17/2012

Park Ridge Cemetery

South Side Residents Stage Silent Protest Against Gang-Related Funerals

More than 200 local residents, fed up with what they perceive to be dangerous gang-related funeral processions rolling through their Beverly and Mount Greenwood communities, were staged a silent protest Saturday afternoon.

09/16/2012

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