Hundreds of immigration rights activists have begun marching along Chicago streets from the Near West Side to Federal Plaza downtown, as part of an annual May Day rally calling for easing immigration laws.
Opponents of same-sex marriage were targeting Chicago’s Latino community on Saturday with a march and protest, where they also faced off with gay rights activists staging a counter protest.
Protesters filled Daley Plaza, marched through the Loop and rallied again in front of School board headquarters to protest the board’s plan to close 53 schools on Wednesday. More than 100 of those protesters were detained and ticketed after staging a sit-in outside City Hall.
Students from Chicago Public Schools slated to close at the end of the school year and other opponents of school closings rallied in the Loop on Monday to voice their outrage over plans to close or consolidate 53 schools and 61 buildings.
More than 200 irate postal workers attended a hastily-arranged rally on Wednesday in Bronzeville, and put their stamp of disapproval on Postmaster General Patrick Donohoe’s plan to eliminate Saturday mail deliveries.
There were rallies at schools across the city today as parents and teachers organize to save neighborhood schools.
As negotiations continued to end the days of fighting between Israel and Hamas on the Gaza strip, dueling rallies were held in downtown Chicago on Tuesday, by both pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian activists.
Hundreds of Palestinian supporters marched through the Loop to express their growing anger over what they claim are unprovoked attacks by Israel on Gaza Monday night.
We’ve known for a while President Barack Obama would be spending Election Night in Chicago. Now, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports it appears the president’s Election Night event will be held inside McCormick Place.
Striking teachers showed up by the thousands on Wednesday, for a trio of rallies at three Chicago Public Schools buildings.
Chicago Police say more than 5,000 teachers demonstrated in the Loop Monday outside the Chicago Public Schools headquarters, 125 S. Clark St., and the blocks surrounding the building.
About 100 young mothers and their supporters picketed the American Medical Association offices in Chicago on Monday, over what they say is the high rate of C-section births in America.
With a strike deadline now a week away, thousands of Chicago Public Schools teachers and their supporters gathered in Daley Plaza on Monday to take their case for a new contract to the public.
Gov. Pat Quinn received anything but a warm welcome at the Illinois State Fair on Wednesday, when a huge crowd of union protesters booed the governor as he took the stage.
About 5,000 Chicago Public Schools teachers rallied downtown Wednesday afternoon, before shutting down a stretch of Michigan Avenue to take their contract demands directly to CPS headquarters in the Loop.
The NATO Summit does not begin until Sunday, but nurses from Chicago across the country and world are protesting Friday for a change in the nation’s economic policy.
About 75 Occupy Chicago protesters held sit-ins outside at least two Bank of America branches in downtown Chicago on Tuesday, before joining a much larger protest rally and march through the Loop in honor of May Day.
A few hundred people turned out in Daley Plaza on Tuesday to mark Equal Pay Day.
As 200 students and parents touted a longer school day and other initiatives on Saturday at a rally hosted by the advocacy group “Stand for Children” at Roosevelt University, a small group of protesters picketed outside.
Students from a north suburban high school are taking part in a march and rally Friday afternoon against the use of the “r-word.”
- The List: Chicago Schools To Be ClosedThe Chicago School Board voted to close 49 underutilized or underperforming elementary schools on Wednesday as part of a plan to close a $1 billion budget deficit.492
- Board Votes To Close 49 Chicago Elementary SchoolsThe Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday voted to close 49 elementary schools, in what is believed to be the biggest single mass shutdown of schools in U.S. history.4834
- Lockdown Lifted At Morton West High SchoolMorton West High School has been placed on lock down for precautionary reasons after an unknown individual entered the building.558
- Former Glenbard East Student Accused Of Planning Columbine-Type AttackA 19-year-old former student at Glenbard East High School in Lombard was in custody on Wednesday, accused of planning a "Columbine-style" attack on the school, with a list of people he wanted to target.561
- Woman Robs North Side BankA woman robbed a Lakeview bank Tuesday afternoon on the city’s North Side.262
- Four Schools To Be Spared From Closing; Another To Be DelayedHours before a final vote by the Chicago Board of Education, Chicago Public Schools officials have agreed to back off of plans to close four of the 53 elementary schools targeted for closing at the end of the school year, Board Vice President Jesse Ruiz confirmed Wednesday morning.415
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