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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

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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

Michael E. Lowe, 24, of California was arrested on drug charges in Chicago. (Chicago Police Department)

California NATO Protester Busted For Heroin

Prosecutors said Michael E. Lowe, 24, was found with heroin while in town to join the NATO protests.

05/17/2012

Anti war protesters demonstrate outside President Obama's campaign headquarters. (Credit: Christie Sugrue/CBS)

Peace Activist: Bring Whole Families To Anti-NATO Peace March

A long-time peace activist says Sunday’s anti-NATO, pro-peace march should be a family-friendly event.

WBBM Newsradio–05/17/2012

Occupy Chicago demonstrators march downtown to draw attention to the foreclosure crisis. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM Newsradio)

Protesters March In Loop, Demand Freeze On Foreclosures

With just four days to go before the NATO Summit, protesters have already been making their presence known for three days.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

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Clowns Plan To Protest During NATO Summit

A group of clowns plans on taking part in protests in Chicago during this weekend’s NATO Summit.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

An immigration rights activist is arrested outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in the South Loop, after refusing to stop blocking the entrance to the building. A total of four protesters were arrested during the rally. (Credit: CBS)

4 Arrested During Immigration Rights Rally In South Loop

The NATO delegates haven’t arrived in Chicago for the weekend’s summit yet, but the protesters have already been busy for two days, and at least 12 protesters have been arrested in that time.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012

About 800 nursing home workers and administrators hold a rally outside the Thompson Center to protest Gov. Pat Quinn's proposed reductions in Medicaid spending, which would cut about $237 million in funding to the state's nursing homes. (Credit: CBS)

Nursing Home Workers Protest Quinn’s Planned Medicaid Cuts

A spirited rally organized by the state’s nursing home industry livened up the plaza outside the Thompson Center on Monday, as workers and administrators gathered to protest the governor’s planned Medicaid cuts.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2012

PETA Protest

PETA Protesters: United Airlines Flies Monkeys Off To Cruel Labs

About two dozen demonstrators from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals stood in front of United Airlines headquarters downtown Wednesday afternoon, holding up paper monkey masks in front of their faces.

WBBM Newsradio–05/02/2012

Occupy Chicago

May Day Protesters Block Bank Entrances Before Rally Through Loop

About 75 Occupy Chicago protesters held sit-ins outside at least two Bank of America branches in downtown Chicago on Tuesday, before joining a much larger protest rally and march through the Loop in honor of May Day.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2012

Matthew Ginsberg-Jaeckle, 29, of the 1200 block of East 52nd Street, was charged with aggravated battery to a peach officer and criminal trespass to state land. (Chicago Police Department)

Demonstrator Arrested, Six Others Cited, In Protest Over City’s Closing Of Mental Health Clinics

Seven advocates for mental health services got in trouble with police Monday as they protested the closing of city clinics by demonstrating outside Mayor Emanuel’s office.

04/30/2012

Some Crete residents balk at the idea of an immigrant detention center proposed for their village. (CBS)

Opponents Ramp Up Campaign Against Crete Immigrant Detention Center

Opponents are ramping up their campaign against a proposed detention center for illegal immigrants to be built in south suburban Crete.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2012

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Chicago Workers Protest Gov. Walker’s Speech In Springfield

Dozens of Chicago union workers boarded buses to Springfield Tuesday morning, where they joined about 3,000 other workers protesting today’s speech by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2012

Empty Classroom

Parents Rally Downtown For Longer School Day

As 200 students and parents touted a longer school day and other initiatives on Saturday at a rally hosted by the advocacy group “Stand for Children” at Roosevelt University, a small group of protesters picketed outside.

WBBM Newsradio–04/15/2012

Mental Health Protest

23 Arrested In Protest To Save Mental Health Clinic

Nearly two dozen people were arrested overnight, after a protest at a mental health clinic in the South Side’s Woodlawn neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2012

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