Activists seeking a trauma center at the University of Chicago Medical Center have demanded the immediate release of nine protesters who were arrested Wednesday night after barricading themselves inside school’s administration building.
Several activists from the group Black Youth Project 100 planned a sit-in on the 5th floor of City Hall for the next 28 hours, because they said a black person is killed by a police officer every 28 hours in the U.S. They said their act of civil disobedience is their duty.
Chicago Police broke up a demonstration at City Hall on Thursday, after activists staged a sit-in to protest controversial bond deals at the Chicago Public Schools.
Nearly a dozen demonstrators were arrested at City Hall late Tuesday night, after staging a sit-in for several hours to protest the looming closure of Dyett High School.
Several protesters were arrested Thursday morning on the South Side, after blocking 87th Street in front of a McDonald’s and a Burger King, as part of a nationwide effort to get fast food restaurants and other businesses to pay workers at least $15 an hour.
About two dozen parents and students staged a sit-in Friday in Chicago’s Auburn-Gresham neighborhood in hopes of saving Walter Gresham Elementary School.
Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1), Danny Solis (25) and Rey Colon (35) each sat-in, in front of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office at 101 W. Congress Pkwy.
About 500 students at King College Prep High School in the North Kenwood neighborhood staged a sit-in on Thursday, demanding the new principal; and an end to new rules that limit their access to the school, its labs, tutors, and teachers after normal school hours.
About 10 people marched with the family of 15-year-old Stephon Watts Saturday, demanding sanctions against the Calumet City police officers who shot the autistic teen to death.
Workers are going to have to start working like managers, now that they have won a 90-day reprieve for their jobs at a window plant on Goose Island.
About 50 workers began staging an occupation Thursday inside Serious Materials, which took over the Republic Windows and Doors factory in early 2009.
Parents ended their 22-hour sit-in at Brian Piccolo Elementary Specialty School on the West Side on Saturday after being promised that they would get a chance to plead their case in a series of meetings with Board of Education members Monday and Tuesday.
More than 500 people jammed the sidewalk in front of the Chicago Public Schools’ downtown headquarters for a 90-minute rally Tuesday night and a handful were determined to stay the night to be first in line for Wednesday’s school board meeting.
Members of Occupy Chicago were staging a sit-in outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall, in protest of planned budget cuts to mental health clinics.
Pilsen parents who once staged a 43-day sit-in to get a library at Whittier Elementary School now have succeeded in getting the project halted.
Parents sitting in at the Whittier Elementary School fieldhouse let a construction deadline come and go Tuesday.
The sit-in by parents at Whittier Elementary School in Pilsen will continue, even though it will mean no library will be built for students for the coming school year.
The latest sit-in at the Whittier Elementary School, in Pilsen, is in its third day, as protesting parents formulate a response to a warning from new Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard.
A weeks-long sit-in at Whitter Elementary School’s field house has officially ended Wednesday evening.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman agreed Wednesday to give parents at Whittier Elementary School a signed letter committing to a deal to put a library at Whittier, which could end a weeks-long sit-in at the school’s field house.