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Protesters Want Mayor, City Council To Pass ‘Clean Power Ordinance’

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.

12/20/2011

Parents of Chicago Public Schools students protest outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office on Dec. 19, 2011, demanding a halt to plans to close several schools next year. (Credit: CBS)

Parents Want Mayor To Halt School Closures, Meet With Them First

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.

WBBM Newsradio–12/19/2011

Protesters staged a rally outside Chicago Public Schools headquarters on Dec. 13, 2011, a day ahead of a school board meeting to discuss plans to close, consolidate or make other drastic changes at 18 schools next year. Some protesters planned to stay overnight to be first in line to get into the board meeting. (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Stage Sit-In At CPS Ahead Of Meeting On School Closures

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.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2011

Luke Gates, 21, of Bloomington, Ind., was one of three American students arrested in Egypt on Nov. 22, 2011, amid violent protests in Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Photo Courtesy WISH-TV)

Indiana University Student Among 3 Americans Arrested In Cairo

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.

11/22/2011

A sign carried by protesters planning demonstrations at the G8 and NATO summits in Chicago in 2012. The protesters went to City Hall on Nov. 16, 2011, to discuss permits for their planned demonstrations. (Credit: CBS)

Police, Protesters Already Planning For G8/NATO Summits In May

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.

CBS 2–11/16/2011

City Hall: OCCUPIED

Occupy Chicago Demonstrators Seek Meeting About G8/NATO Summits

Demonstrators had a two-pronged agenda when they took their protests to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s doorstep Wednesday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

Chicago police carry off a protester at Grant Park on Oct. 23, 2011. (CBS)

Police Arrest 130 ‘Occupy Chicago’ Protesters In Grant Park

For the second week in a row, anti-Wall Street protesters marched through downtown, and once again, they were arrested.

10/23/2011

‘Occupy Chicago’ Protesters Talk Economy, Education At Town Hall Meeting

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.

WBBM Newsradio–10/20/2011

Jack Lahaie, 18, was among nearly 100 "Occupy Chicago" protesters who marched through Chicago's Financial District on Oct. 5, 2011, as a show of support of the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstration in New York City. (Credit: Steve Miller, WBBM)

‘Occupy Chicago’ Protesters Mirror Wall Street Demonstration

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.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

Community activists want vacant buildings like this one, which are owned by banks after foreclosures, to be boarded up, cleaned up and secured before the first day of classes for the Chicago Public Schools. (Credit: CBS)

Protesters: Chase Should Secure Vacant Buildings Before School Starts

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.

CBS 2–08/30/2011

A group of mental health advocates staged a protest of the city of Chicago's proposal to transfer mental health care from city clinics to privately run facilities on Tuesday at the University Club of Chicago, where Mayor Rahm Emanuel was speaking, but Emanuel avoided the protesters by going in a side door. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Discusses Health Agenda, But Dodges Protesters

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.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2011

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