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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

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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

Leon Alexander (left) and his family stage a small counter-protest against the Chicago teachers' strike on a street corner in the South Shore neighborhood on Sept. 10, 2012. Alexander said he shares teachers' concerns, but believes a strike exploits children to get teachers what they want from the school district. (Credit: CBS)

South Shore Family Continues Protest Against Teachers’ Strike

Another day of teachers striking meant another day of students out of school, and one South Shore family took their displeasure with the walkout to the streets of Chicago.

CBS 2–09/11/2012

(Photo courtesy: Chick-fil-A/Facebook)

Protesters Flock To Grand Opening Of New Chick-Fil-A In Oswego

While the Chick-Fil-A controversy has largely fallen out of the headlines, the opening of a new franchise in Oswego still drew a throng of protesters who support same-sex marriage rights.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Angry Union Protest Prompts Quinn To Cut Short State Fair Rally

Gov. Pat Quinn received anything but a warm welcome at the Illinois State Fair on Wednesday, when a huge crowd of union protesters booed the governor as he took the stage.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

Chick-Fil-A's only Chicago store on Chicago Avenue in the Near North neighborhood. The store wants to build a second store in Logan Square, but the local alderman plans to block that store, over the company president's anti-gay comments. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Gay Rights Activists Set To Protest Against Chick-Fil-A

Chicago gay rights activists are planning another protest Wednesday outside the city’s only Chick-Fil-A.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2012

A same-sex couple kisses outside Chicago's Chick-fil-A in protest of the company boss's statements against gay marriage. (CBS)

Same-Sex Couples Kiss Outside Chick-Fil-A In Protest

Chick-fil-A’s top executive said he supports the biblical definition of marriage, between a man and woman.

08/03/2012

Caduceus

6 Arrested At Protest Of Mental Clinic Closures

Six people were arrested Tuesday during a demonstration at city public health offices downtown.

WBBM Newsradio–06/12/2012

Jail Solidarity

Protesters Charged After Mag Mile March, Claim Police Were Out Of Control

A dozen protesters have been charged after a rowdy demonstration that spilled onto the Magnificent Mile, but the protesters claim police were the ones who were out of control.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2012

CME Group Protest

Protesters To CME Group: Give Your Tax Break Back

About 1,500 protesters slowly marched from the Thompson Center to the Chicago Board of Trade on Wednesday, calling for the company that runs the financial exchange to give back millions in state tax breaks.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

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