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.”
Thousands of Chicago janitors have reached a tentative deal that would avert a strike next week at private buildings and public schools.
A day after they rallied in Chicago’s Loop, union janitors took their strike threat to the suburbs, where they staged a large and noisy demonstration for their cause.
Waving purple sheets of paper in the air and chanting “Yes, we can!” about 2,000 janitors rallied at Teamster City at Ashland Avenue and Jackson Boulevard on Saturday.
Supporters rallied Monday to save the Portage Theater, one of the city’s oldest movie houses.
About 300 people, according to police estimates, stood in rainy Federal Plaza carrying signs that read “Stand up for Religious Freedom” and yellow balloons adorned with the word LIFE.
In the face of a murder a few blocks away from his church, Rev. Michael Pfleger took some bold steps Sunday, and so did several dozen of the faithful from St. Sabina Parish.
The Englewood community came together Tuesday night to support a 13-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted on the way to school.
About 3,000 union janitors occupied the plaza outside of Chase Bank in downtown Chicago Sunday afternoon, as the group prepared for contract negotiations.
Several hundred students, their parents and staff from the two schools in West Northfield District 31 marched and rallied Tuesday, urging voters to approve a tax increase.
About two dozen supporters of the rebels attempting to overthrown Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad staged political theater Saturday in front of Water Tower Place, on North Michigan Avenue.
A rally against violence was held in Chicago Monday night, near the scene where a teenage girl from Highland Park was sexually assaulted and left unconscious on New Year’s Eve.
Staff, parents and students from School District 300 in the northwestern suburbs were headed to Springfield on Monday to tell lawmakers they oppose extending existing tax incentives to keep Sears headquarters in Hoffman Estates.