Protesters

People leave flowers and mourn at a makeshift memorial in homage to anti-government protesters killed in the past weeks' clashes with riot police on Kiev's Independence Square on February 24, 2014. Ukraine issued an arrest warrant Monday for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych over the 'mass murder' of protesters and appealed for $35 billion in Western aid to pull the crisis-hit country from the brink of economic collapse. The dramatic announcements by the ex-Soviet nation's new Western-leaning team -- approved by parliament over a chaotic weekend that saw the pro-Russian leader go into hiding -- came as a top EU envoy arrived in Kiev to buttress its sudden tilt away from Moscow. (Photo credit : BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago’s Ukrainian Community Prays, Mourns Deaths Of Protesters

After Ukraine’s bloodiest week in decades, members of Chicago’s Ukrainian community prayed Sunday and pondered the uncertain future of a country in turmoil.

02/24/2014

Protesters sleep on the sidewalk in front of Chicago Public Schools headquarters. (Credit: NVP News Video)

Chicago Board Of Ed Approves Seven New Charter Schools

More than two dozen protesters camped out in front of Chicago Public Schools headquarters overnight, ahead of a school board meeting to weigh plans for 17 new charter schools.

01/22/2014

Whittier Elementary School Fieldhouse On West 23rd Street. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM Photo)

Whittier Fieldhouse Protesters Acquitted Of Trespassing

They were arrested when they tried to stop the demolition of the Whittier Elementary School fieldhouse — known as La Casita — which came without warning.

12/06/2013

East view of plans for two new hotels and a 10,000-seat arena near McCormick Place. (Source: City of Chicago)

Protesters Confront DePaul President Over Taxpayer Money For Proposed Arena

Dennis Holtschneider said the city should address the controversy and that DePaul’s $70 million contribution will come from private fundraising and sales of game-day tickets.

10/22/2013

Protesters gather outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's house on July 4, 2013, speaking out against school closings and city budget cuts. (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Take Grievances To Mayor’s House

A group of about 100 protesters was using this Independence Day holiday to vent their frustrations about the direction of the city, outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house in Ravenswood.

WBBM Newsradio–07/04/2013

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Protesters Block Michigan Avenue, Call For End To Deportations

A dozen protesters chained themselves together and lay down in the middle of South Michigan Avenue on Wednesday, calling for an end to deportations of illegal immigrants.

05/29/2013

Court Generic

Abortion Rights Supporters, Opponents Mark 40th Anniversary Of Roe V. Wade

Nearly 1,000 people attended a Planned Parenthood fundraiser Wednesday marking the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Protesters hoisting graphic six-foot-tall photographs of aborted fetuses greeted those who attended the fundraiser.

WBBM Newsradio–01/24/2013

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

City Hall

School Closing Protesters Arrested At City Hall

Ten people who were arrested Friday night after camping outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Fifth Floor office in City Hall, to call attention to school closings, were released Saturday morning.

11/03/2012

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

A protester is arrested during a confrontation with Chicago police bike officers on Michigan Avenue on June 6, 2012. (Source: UStream)

A Dozen Protesters Arrested During March On Michigan Avenue

A dozen protesters were arrested Wednesday evening, during a protest march through downtown Chicago, as part of a show of solidarity with a student strike in Quebec.

06/06/2012

NATO Protests May 20th

Police Supervisor’s Wife Got Threatening Phone Call During NATO Summit

Were police families the target of threats from protesters?

05/22/2012

Demonstrators clash with police during a protest against the NATO Summit on May 20, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Several protesters and journalists were injured in skirmishes with police outside the convention center. Today is the first day of the two-day summit. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Protester: Police Used Batons Indiscriminately During NATO Summit

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and several other observers have praised officers in the field for their restraint during the NATO Summit protests, but some protest leaders say they cannot see McCarthy’s justification for the use of force.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2012

The Ashford House restaurant in Tinley Park. (Credit: CBS)

Source: Group Beaten At Tinley Park Restaurant Tied To White Supremacists

A law enforcement source Sunday said the group beaten at a Tinley Park restaurant Saturday was made up of white supremacists, and those who assaulted them were protesters attacking their beliefs.

05/20/2012

Darrin Annussek, who was detained by police, talks with the media Friday. (CBS)

Arrested Protester Charges Mistreatment After Police Raid Apartment

As as dignitaries arrive for the NATO Summit in Chicago, protesters and police are making news for an arrest controversy earlier this week in Bridgeport.

05/18/2012

Protesters march Thursday night in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood. (CBS)

Analyst: Anti-NATO Protesters Help Raise Chicago’s Profile

A Northwestern University political scientist says there is some irony in the tension between city and demonstrators against the NATO Summit, because Chicago needs demonstrators to raise its international profile.

WBBM Newsradio–05/18/2012

Mental Health Protest

Anti-NATO Protesters Join Movement To Reopen Mental Health Clinics

With just two days to go before the NATO Summit begins, protesters are joining forces with the Mental Health Movement in their support to reopen clinics closed by the Emanuel administration.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

Protesters march Thursday night in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood. (CBS)

NATO Protesters Claim Police Conducted Unlawful Raid

NATO protesters say they are being harassed and unlawfully arrested and even detained ahead of the summit.

05/17/2012

Anti-NATO protesters arrested for trespassing at the building housing President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters are loaded into a Chicago Police squadrol on May 14, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

7 Of 8 Protesters Arrested At Obama Campaign HQ Released From Jail

Seven of the eight protesters who were arrested outside President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters on Monday were released from jail Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012

A group of anti-war protesters gathered outside the Prudential Building, the site of President Obama's campaign headquarters, on Monday. (Credit: Nikki Imbracsio/B-96/CBS)

8 Anti-NATO Protesters Arrested Outside Obama Campaign HQ

Eight protesters have been arrested this morning during an anti-war demonstration at the Prudential Building.

05/14/2012

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