Protests

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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

McCormick Place

Mayor Apologizes In Advance For Disruptions From G8/NATO Summits

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is apologizing ahead of time for those who may be inconvenienced when NATO and the world leaders of the G8 gather in Chicago next spring.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2011

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 Wants Permanent Gathering Spot; City Says No

The Occupy Chicago protesters are trying to strike a deal with City Hall for a permanent place to gather, but haven’t gotten very far.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2011

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

"Occupy Chicago" protesters take over LaSalle and Jackson in the Loop on Monday. (CBS)

‘Occupy Chicago’ Protesters Vow To Stay

The Wall Street protests have spread across the county and have taken root in Chicago for nearly a month. But some are now asking: Is anyone really listening? Demonstrators believe they are, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

10/17/2011

Protesters demonstrate outside the Mortgage Bankers Association conference at the Hyatt Regency Chicago hotel on Oct. 11, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Protesters Target Mortgage Lenders

A day after “Occupy Chicago” protesters and union activists teamed up for a large rally in downtown Chicago, jobs and the economy remained key issues for protesters at a number of events in downtown Chicago.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2011

Occupy Chicago

‘Occupy Chicago’ Protesters Keep Camp At Federal Reserve Bank

The “Occupy Chicago” protesters have been camped out in front of the Federal Reserve Bank at LaSalle and Quincy streets for 11 days.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

Joe Arpaio

Protesters To Follow Sheriff Arpaio To Kendall County GOP Event

Protests are expected at the Kendall County Republican picnic Saturday, as the man known as “America’s toughest sheriff” is expected to attend.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2011

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Historical Marker To Commemorate Integration At Rainbow Beach

A historical marker will be dedicated this weekend at the South Side’s Rainbow Beach, which was the site of civil rights protests more than 50 years ago.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2011

Wisconsin Protest

Ind. Prosecutor Quits After E-Mails About Wis. Protesters

A lawsuit that led to the release of hundreds of e-mails to Wisconsin’s Gov. Scott Walker has resulted in the resignation of a prosecutor in Indiana.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2011

Bank Of America

Homeowners Protest Bank Of America Over Slow Action

Dozens of Chicago homeowners stormed the Bank of America office downtown Wednesday, complaining that the bank is dragging its feet on their loan modification requests.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2011

U.S. Capitol Dome

Activists Protest Federal Budget Cuts To Poverty Programs

The poor – and those who work to help the poor – held a large noontime rally in the Loop to protest what they say are federal budget cuts that will leave them in the lurc

03/02/2011

Chicago police on Friday arrested 11 people following a protest in the Loop that blocked traffic. (CBS)

Police Arrest 11 In Rush-Hour Protest In The Loop

Activists angered by human services budget cuts in Washington blocked an intersection at rush hour Friday, prompting arrests.

02/25/2011

U.S. Capitol Dome

Planned Parenthood Protest Draws Heated Debate

Planned Parenthood held a midday rally in the Loop to protest the recent vote in the House of Representatives that would bar all federal funding for the organization, which provides health care to poor women, including abortions.

02/25/2011

Mitch Daniels, file photo. (Credit: Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

Indiana Democrats Shut Down Statehouse Business

Indiana Democrats did not show up for work on Tuesday, shutting down the statehouse on Tuesday and preventing a vote on a controversial union work bill.

02/22/2011

Wisconsin Protest

Chicago Teachers Union Backs Wisconsin Protests

The Chicago Teachers Union says it is fully in sympathy with Madison, Wis., teachers who have closed schools there for two days in a row.

CBS Chicago–02/18/2011

Demonstrators protest outside the Consulate General of Egypt in Chicago, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. Thousands in Egypt have been protesting for five days in a rejection of President Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Protests To Resume At Egyptian Consulate

In just a few hours, pro-democracy demonstrators will picket the Egyptian Consulate.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2011

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