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Cartons of mail ready to be sorted sit on a shelf at the U.S. Post Office sort center. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Postal Workers Demonstrate Against USPS Partnership With Staples

Roughly 200 postal workers and supporters picketed Saturday afternoon in front of a suburban Staples store, demonstrating against the postal service partnership with the office supply chain to provide some mail services.

04/05/2014

A black coffin pays tribute to the protesters that have died in Ukraine. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Local Ukrainians Protest Outside Chicago Consulate

Protesters gathered once again in front of the Ukrainian consulate in Chicago this afternoon.

02/23/2014

Protesters outside the Ukrainian consulate in Chicago. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Chicago-Area Ukrainians Call On Consul General To Resign

Here in Chicago, about 200 Ukrainian-Americans demonstrated at the consulate in River North.

02/19/2014

Demonstrates were arrested as they laid down in the 61st street crosswalk at Cottage Grove Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

Police Arrest Demonstrators Protesting School Closings

Opponents of the Chicago public schools closing plan are taking the gloves off…in the streets and in the courts. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

05/15/2013

Damage inside the burnt US consulate building in Benghazi (Photo credit: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama’s Security Breach In Libya Is Ignored By American Media

As the liberal American press and ultra-liberal bloggers inundate the Internet and newsprints with criticisms of what Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential challenger to President Barack Obama, said about Obama during the Libyan attacks and murders, throngs of foreign press and few American outlets tell the real story involved with the White House’s role in the incidents that we now know could have been prevented.

09/17/2012

NATO Comic

New Comic Describes NATO Summit From Protesters’ Perspective

A new comic is recounting the NATO Summit back in May in cartoon form, and it doesn’t share the admiration for Chicago Police officers that dominated the headlines in the days after the summit.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2012

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy stands with Chicago police officers during a protest march during the NATO Summit. (Credit: Helen Marshall/WBBM Newsradio)

McCarthy Gets High Praise For Leading From The Front During NATO

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has been getting high praise from city leaders, Chicago residents, and rank-and-file officers, for leading from the front lines during confrontations between police and protesters during the NATO summit.

CBS 2–05/22/2012

Chicago police clad in riot gear work near the site of the NATO Summit, as protesters march through the streets on May 20, 2012. (credit: Mason Johnson/CBS)

FOP President Praises Chicago Cops For Work At NATO Protests

The head of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police is praising his members for the jobs they did over the past few days during the NATO summit.

WBBM Newsradio–05/22/2012

SAMSUNG

Protesters Stage Michigan Avenue Sit-In In Front Of Art Institute

Following an anti-NATO march to McCormick Place and conflict with police, protesters staged a late night sit in front of the Art Institute where Michelle Obama was hosting a dinner.

05/20/2012

Andy Thayer

Protest Organizer: Violence By NATO Outweighs Any Violence Over Summit

Those who are planning protests around the NATO summit are staying on message, and avoiding questions about the potential for violence to erupt.

WBBM Newsradio–05/15/2012

A military official holds a NATO flag on April 4, 2009 during the NATO summit in Strasbourg, eastern France. (MICHAEL URBAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Firms To Shut Down During NATO Summit

Increased security, street closures and uncertainty about protests has companies such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield telling its workers to telecommute on May 18 and 20.

05/11/2012

A military official holds a NATO flag on April 4, 2009 during the NATO summit in Strasbourg, eastern France. (MICHAEL URBAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Protesters, Security Consultant Laugh Off Casual ‘Dress Code’ For Workers During NATO Summit

Dress down for the NATO protests if you work downtown? Both protesters and a security consultant for the NATO summit are laughing off suggestions that downtown office workers dress casually to avoid becoming targets of protesters.

05/08/2012

NATO Briefing

Businesses, Building Managers Debriefed On NATO Summit Safety

As the NATO summit approaches, the host committee is making sure local businesses and residential building managers how to protect themselves when the summit is in progress.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

Mental Health Protest

Police Shut Down Another Protest At Mental Health Clinic

The fight is escalating to save a mental health clinic in the Woodlawn neighborhood, as protesters camp outside in the second high-profile demonstration in a week.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2012

(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Suburban Hospital Preparing For Possible Overflow From NATO Protests

High School students posed as tear-gassed NATO demonstrators on Wednesday as Franciscan Saint James Hospital in Chicago Heights drilled emergency teams who might be needed if protests get out of hand during the NATO summit in May and Chicago hospitals are overwhelmed.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

Fertility Clinic

Naperville Residents Protest Plans For Fertility Clinic

Controversy has erupted over a plan for a fertility clinic in downtown Naperville.

WBBM Newsradio–03/22/2012

Soccer Goal

Families Protest Aurora School District’s Plan To Cut Soccer

A crowd of frustrated soccer moms, dads and players gathered Monday night at a meeting of Aurora’s Indian Prairie School Board, protesting a plan to eliminate middle school soccer.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

Empty Classroom

Protests As Columbia College Plans To Raise Tuition, Weighs Cutting Programs

Students and faculty at Columbia College are protesting plans to raise tuition, as the school also weighs cutting some programs and restructuring some academic departments, according to published reports.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2012

Lori Healey, executive director of the host committee for the upcoming NATO and G8 summits in Chicago, seeks to downplay concerns about protests during the international events in May. (Credit: CBS)

NATO/G8 Summit Organizers Seek To Downplay Protest Concerns

The host committee for the upcoming NATO and G8 summits offered a sneak peak Wednesday of the city’s push to capitalize on the dual summits in May.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2012

Protesters who have been part of the Occupy Wall Street movement are expected for the G8 and NATO summits in Chicago in May. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel: Restrictions On Protesters Won’t End After G8 Summit

Going back on an earlier statement, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says restrictions and fines directed at protesters will be permanent, not temporary for the G8 and NATO summits.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2012

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