For the second time since moving to increase fines and restrictions on protests for the upcoming G8 and NATO Summits, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has backed off.
The wish has been granted for a group of protesters wanting to demonstrate against the G8 and NATO summits in Chicago this spring.
Demonstrators sang outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall on Tuesday to make their case for passage of an ordinance that could force the closure of coal power plants in Chicago.
Parents of Chicago Public Schools students gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office Monday to demand he hold off on plans to close or overhaul several public schools and meet with them.
More than 500 people jammed the sidewalk in front of the Chicago Public Schools’ downtown headquarters for a 90-minute rally Tuesday night and a handful were determined to stay the night to be first in line for Wednesday’s school board meeting.
Three American students have been arrested in Egypt, including a young man from Indiana. The three students were among the tens of thousands of protesters who flooded Cairo’s central square, where violent clashes broke out between police and the crowds.
It could be one of those “be careful what you wish for” stories. Bringing the G8 and NATO summits to Chicago next spring was one of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first major coups when he took office, or so he thought.
Demonstrators had a two-pronged agenda when they took their protests to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s doorstep Wednesday afternoon.
For the second week in a row, anti-Wall Street protesters marched through downtown, and once again, they were arrested.
Hundreds of people filled Chicago Temple for a “Move the Money” town hall meeting Thursday night, and then marched to LaSalle and Jackson Streets, to join and show support for Occupy Chicago protesters.
As many as 100 protesters were marching through the heart of Chicago’s Financial District on Wednesday, in sympathy with the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in New York.
Big banks in Chicago are being urged to be more careful with vacant buildings they take back in foreclosure suits. As Chicago Public Schools get ready to open next week, a local group called Action Now wants to make sure vacant homes near schools are cleaned up and safe.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has unveiled plans to make Chicago a healthier city by focusing on issues of fitness, disease control, and access to health care. But at least one part of his health care agenda has its critics and they were waiting for Emanuel at one of his public events on Tuesday.