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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

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

Speed Cameras

NATO Summit Protester Turns Ire At Speed Cameras

If you followed the street protests of the past several days, you probably noticed there were a lot of axes to grind.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2012

Protesters demonstrate outside Boeing Headquarters. (Credit: Rick Kramer/CBS Chicago)

Anti-NATO Group Rallies Outside Boeing, Obama Campaign HQ

As NATO officials were wrapping up their summit in Chicago, anti-NATO protesters marched to Boeing headquarters Monday morning before turning their attention to President Obama’s campaign headquarters on the other side of the Loop.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2012

Area North Protest

NATO Protesters Hold Vigil Outside Area North Police Station

Several protesters were released from police custody Monday morning, after dozens were arrested the day before following a violent clash with police.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2012

Protesters and police clash at Washington and Dearborn. (Credit: John Dodge/CBS)

Protesters Clash With Police Downtown

Protesters clashed several times on Saturday with police in the Loop, shutting down streets during a nearly six hour march through the city.

05/19/2012

(Twitter)

ClownBloq To Media: The Joke Is On You

The Clown Bloq – a protest group that claimed it would dress in clown makeup and throw pies as political opponents during the NATO Summit – now says it was all a hoax from the beginning and was designed to con the media.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2012

Police in helmets gather at Michigan and Upper Wacker, where an impromptu NATO protest march stalled traffic. (CBS/Ron Gleason)

Impromptu Protest March Slows Traffic In Loop, 2 Arrested

NATO protesters, including Occupy Chicago members, briefly shut down the Michigan Avenue bridge and slowed traffic around the Loop in an impromptu march following a peaceful rally held by a nurse’s union at Daley Plaza this afternoon.

05/18/2012

Empty Classroom

Teachers Protest In Naperville Against Quinn’s Pension Plan

A demonstration in Naperville focused on Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposal to increase the retirement age and cut pensions for teachers.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

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