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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

Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Angry Union Protest Prompts Quinn To Cut Short State Fair Rally

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.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

Approximately 5,000 Chicago Public Schools teachers marched down Michigan Avenue on May 23, 2012, as a show of solidarity amid contract talks with the Emanuel administration. (Credit: CBS)

Thousands Of Teachers Rally For New Contract, Emanuel Says They Deserve A Raise

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.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

Members of the nurses union rally in Daley Plaza on Friday. (Credit: Mason Johnson/CBS Chicago)

Nurses March To Daley Plaza To Rally For ‘The 99 Percent’

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.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

Occupy Chicago

May Day Protesters Block Bank Entrances Before Rally Through Loop

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.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2012

Women rally at Daley Plaza on April 17, 2012, to mark "Equal Pay Day" and demand equal pay for equal work. (Credit: CBS)

On Equal Pay Day, Women Note Gender Gap In Salaries

A few hundred people turned out in Daley Plaza on Tuesday to mark Equal Pay Day.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2012

Empty Classroom

Parents Rally Downtown For Longer School 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.

WBBM Newsradio–04/15/2012

(Credit: R-Word.org)

North Suburban Students To Rally Against Use Of The ‘R-Word’

Students from a north suburban high school are taking part in a march and rally Friday afternoon against the use of the “r-word.”

CBS Chicago–04/12/2012

Janitors

Janitor Strike Averted With Tentative Deal

Thousands of Chicago janitors have reached a tentative deal that would avert a strike next week at private buildings and public schools.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2012

Union janitors represented by SEIU Local 1 stopped traffic at the busy intersection of Route 83 and 22nd Street in west suburban Oak Brook, as contract talks resumed with building owners and government officials in Chicago and the suburbs. (Credit: CBS)

Union Janitors’ Rally In Oak Brook Stops Traffic

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.

WBBM Newsradio–04/05/2012

Union janitors hold a rally after voting to authorize a strike on March 31, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Union Janitors Vote To Authorize Strike

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.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2012

The Portage Theater's movie-revival operation would cease if a North Side church buys the property. (CBS)

Supporters Rally To Save Portage Theater

Supporters rallied Monday to save the Portage Theater, one of the city’s oldest movie houses.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

Demonstrators on Friday criticized the Obama administration's healthcare policy requiring the coverage of birth control. (CBS/Nancy Harty)

Chicago Rally Protests Federal Insurance Requirement

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.

03/23/2012

Rev. Michael Pfleger leads an anti-violence march through the Gresham neighborhood, four days after a 22-year-old man was shot and killed a few blocks away from St. Sabina Parish. (Credit: CBS)

Pfleger Leads Anti-Violence March Near St. Sabina

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.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2012

Englewood residents and community activists stage a rally and candlelight vigil a week after a 13-year-old girl was raped on her way to school. (Credit: CBS)

Activists Rally To Support 13-Year-Old Rape Victim In Englewood

The Englewood community came together Tuesday night to support a 13-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted on the way to school.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012

Union janitors represented by SEIU Local 1 marched in downtown Chicago and rallied outside Chase Bank offices on Dearborn Street on Feb. 26, 2012,, ahead of contract talks with commercial building owners, the city of Chicago, and several local public school districts. (Credit: CBS)

Union Janitors March Downtown Ahead Of Contract Talks

About 3,000 union janitors occupied the plaza outside of Chase Bank in downtown Chicago Sunday afternoon, as the group prepared for contract negotiations.

WBBM Newsradio–02/26/2012

File Photo (Ian Waldie/ Getty Images)

District 31 Students Push For Property Tax Hike

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.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

Demonstrators wave a pre-Baath Syrian flag. (Photo credit: AZHAR SHALLAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Supporters Of Syrian Rebels Rally On Michigan Avenue

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.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2012

Rape Rally

Dozens Rally Against Rape After Attack Near Congress Theater

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.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Students To Rally At Capitol To Oppose Tax Break For Sears

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.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2011

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