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Students stage a peace rally at a Safe Haven summer camp on Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

CPS Students Rally For Peace At Summer Camps

Several rallies were being held across the city on Wednesday, as part of the city’s effort to keep children safe from violence during summer break.

07/02/2014

Bicyclists gather at Daley Plaza on Friday for the 23rd annual Bike To Work Rally. (Credit: Twitter/bikechicago)

Cyclists Celebrate Chicago Bike Week At Daley Plaza

The Bike To Work Rally is the culmination of Chicago Bike Week, a weeklong series of activities to promote bicycle commuting.

06/20/2014

Illinois State Capitol

Same-Sex Marriage Supporters, Opponents To Rally In Springfield

Proposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriages in Illinois passed the state Senate in February, but has stalled in the House.

10/15/2013

An undated photo of Trayvon Martin (CBS)

Chicagoans Rally For Justice For Trayvon Martin

Speakers drew comparisons between Trayvon Martin’s death and the 1955 murder of Chicago teenager Emmett Till in Money Mississippi, an attack that some say triggered the modern Civil Rights movement.

07/20/2013

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Best Bars Where You Can Hide From Blackhawks Fans

I don’t begrudge Blackhawks fans their fun. Your team won! Awesome! You deserved the parade today. I am however afraid to leave my house tonight. It’s Friday. I deserve a drink. And I have no desire to walk into every neighborhood bar just to find it filled with red jerseys and drunken Hawks fans. Again, Hawks fans deserve their celebrations! But that doesn’t mean I have to celebrate with them.

06/28/2013

Jonathan Toews carries the Stanley Cup on a bus in the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup victory parade to Grant Park. (Credit: CBS)

Blackhawks Fans Pack Downtown For Victory Parade, Rally

Hundreds of thousands of Blackhawks fans have crowded city streets downtown and packed into Grant Park for the team’s Stanley Cup victory parade and rally.

06/28/2013

The Chicago Blackhawks celebrate with the fans.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

It Pays To Be A Blackhawks Fan This Weekend

There’s plenty for Blackhawks fans to celebrate lately. Their second Stanley Cup in four years. Patrick Kane being named the playoff MVP. A victory parade through downtown and a rally at Grant Park on Friday.

06/27/2013

Immigration rights activists packed Monroe Street as they marched from a park on the Near West Side to Federal Plaza downtown, for a May Day rally on May 1, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Gather For May Day Rally For Immigration Rights

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.

05/01/2013

Same Sex Marriage

Opponents, Supporters Of Same-Sex Marriage Stage Competing Rallies

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.

04/27/2013

Chicago Police made arrested protestors staging a sit-down protest on LaSalle Street.

Police Detain 127 Protesters After Sit-In At Rally Opposing School Closings

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.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2013

Chicago Public Schools students rally outside City Hall to protest plans to close 53 schools and 61 buildings at the end of the school year. (Credit: CBS)

Students March From CPS Offices To City Hall To Protest School Closings

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.

03/25/2013

U.S. Postal Service mail carrier (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Postal Workers Protest Plan To End Saturday Mail Delivery

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.

WBBM Newsradio–02/06/2013

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Parents, Teachers Rally To Save Neighborhood Schools

There were rallies at schools across the city today as parents and teachers organize to save neighborhood schools.

01/19/2013

Hundreds of supporters of Israel gather on the plaza at the Thompson Center on Nov. 20, 2012, after nearly a week of fighting in the Gaza Strip between Israeli forces and Hamas militants. (Credit: CBS)

Supporters Of Israel, Palestinians Stage Downtown Rallies

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.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2012

Palestinians March In Loop Over Violence In Gaza

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.

11/20/2012

The McCormick Place convention center complex. (Credit: CBS)

Obama’s Election Night Rally Planned For McCormick Place

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.

10/17/2012

Thousands of teachers rallied outside Dyett High School, at 555 E. 51st St., and two other public schools on Sept. 12, 2012, during the third day of a teachers' strike in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Striking Teachers Rally At 3 Public Schools

Striking teachers showed up by the thousands on Wednesday, for a trio of rallies at three Chicago Public Schools buildings.

09/12/2012

Teachers' Strike Protester

The Teachers’ Strike: A Look At Some Supporters

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.

WBBM Newsradio–09/11/2012

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Moms Stage Labor Day Rally For Maternity Rights

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.

WBBM Newsradio–09/03/2012

Chicago Public Schools teachers flood Daley Plaza on Labor Day, a week ahead of a strike deadline, to rally for a new contract with the Chicago Public Schools. (Credit: CBS)

Teachers Rally At Daley Plaza, Lewis Calls Emanuel ‘A Liar And A Bully’

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.

CBS Chicago–09/03/2012

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