A small but spirited group of people gathered in Daley Plaza to voice support for legalization of marijuana, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anti-war activists targeted Boeing’s Chicago headquarters today protesting the company’s role in drone warfare, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
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.
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.
Same-sex marriage proponents made their views known Monday with a march that wound through downtown Chicago.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Funeral home directors and morticians led a demonstration against gun violence in Chicago.
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.
In west suburban Broadview, a weekly protest and prayer vigil outside the federal immigration detention center took on added significance Friday morning.
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.
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.
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.