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Supporters of both Israel and Palestine staged competing rallies on Monday, outside the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Israeli, Palestinian Supporters Face Off Outside Thompson Center

Demonstrators filled up the area around the Thompson Center and the Daley Center on Monday, for competing rallies – one in support of Israel, the other in support of Palestinians.

07/28/2014

James R. Thompson Center

Thompson Center Food Service Workers Seek Quinn’s Help Keeping Jobs

Employees who work at the various fast food stands at The Great State Fare food court in the basement of the Thompson Center are worried they’ll lose their jobs when their employer, Sodexo, moves out of the state government building hands over the reins of the food court to a new management company.

05/09/2014

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City Officials Waiting As Hundreds Show Up To Job-Fair Hoax

The hoax that claimed the city of Chicago would take applications for 10,000 summer jobs drew hundreds of job seekers to the Thompson Center downtown.

05/01/2014

The fake job flyer (left) and the  the official One Summer Chicago (right)  (Credit: City of Chicago)

City Warns Of Bogus Flier Promising Thousands Of Summer Jobs

The City of Chicago is warning people to beware of a bogus flier that promises 10,000 summer jobs, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

04/30/2014

James R. Thompson Center

Gambling Supporters Propose Casino In Thompson Center

Its known for being too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, but some gambling supporters have proposed to put a casino in the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago.

04/16/2014

Nursing home workers rally outside the Thompson Center on May 13, 2013, to protest budget cuts to programs funded by Medicaid. (Credit: CBS)

Nursing Home Workers Protest Medicaid Spending Cuts

Hundreds of nursing home staff members and others rallied outside the Thompson Center on Monday, trying to fend off new cuts for medical services.

05/13/2013

Joy Ehlenfeldt whose parents and five others were killed in the Browns Chicken Massacre speaks against concealed carry. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Gun Control Advocates Call On Madigan To Appeal Concealed Carry

CHICAGO (CBS) — Gun control advocates are spending the day at the Thompson Center, speaking out against changing state law to allow people to carry concealed weapons, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore. “As far […]

04/08/2013

Gun control activists wear NRA pistol targets in a protest demanding Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan take the state's ban on carrying concealed weapons to the U.S. Supreme Court. A federal appeals court struck down the ban last year, and gave lawmakers until June 9 to come up with a new concealed carry law. (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Urge Madigan To Take Concealed Carry Case To Supreme Court

Activists staged a protest Thursday over Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s decision to wait until the legislature follows a court order and passes a new concealed carry law, rather than appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2013

A ceremony with Japanese drums marked the opening of the exhibit. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Exhibit Marks Anniversary Of Fukushima Tsunami

A special photo exhibit has opened at the Thompson Center, marking two years since the Japan earthquake and tsunami.

03/11/2013

Same Sex Marriage

Same-Sex Marriage Rally Held Outside Thompson Center

A couple hundred people rallied at the Thompson Center in the Loop today, demanding that lawmakers make Illinois the tenth state to allow same-sex marriage.

01/05/2013

Honoring The Fallen Heroes Since Sept. 11

Starting at 9:11 a.m., volunteers have been reading the names of the American men and women who have been killed while serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, at a ceremony outside the Thompson Center.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2012

(Photo courtesy: chicagowelcomeshometheheroes.org)

Names Of Soldiers Killed In Iraq, Afghanistan To Be Read At Thompson Center

A daylong memorial for the 6,600 Americans killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan was scheduled for 9:11 a.m. Friday at the plaza outside the Thompson Center.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2012

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

Employees of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services stage a protest rally outside the Thompson Center, to speak out against layoffs at the agency, which they say will hurt children. (Credit: Steve Miller, WBBM)

DCFS Workers Rally Downtown To Protest Layoffs

A few hundred employees of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services rallied in front of the Thompson Center this afternoon, protesting layoffs at the agency.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2012

About 800 nursing home workers and administrators hold a rally outside the Thompson Center to protest Gov. Pat Quinn's proposed reductions in Medicaid spending, which would cut about $237 million in funding to the state's nursing homes. (Credit: CBS)

Nursing Home Workers Protest Quinn’s Planned Medicaid Cuts

A spirited rally organized by the state’s nursing home industry livened up the plaza outside the Thompson Center on Monday, as workers and administrators gathered to protest the governor’s planned Medicaid cuts.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2012

Demonstrators briefly blocked the LaSalle Street Bridge in downtown Chicago Thursday. (CBS)

Chicago Protest Takes Over LaSalle Street Bridge

Hundreds of Occupy Chicago protesters took to the streets in downtown Chicago on Thursday, marching against corporate greed and economic inequality. The protesters shut down the LaSalle Street Bridge around 4 p.m. as part of their demonstration.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2011

"Occupy Chicago" protesters march outside the Thompson Center on Nov. 2, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

‘Occupy Chicago’ Protesters March Through Loop Again

Between 300 and 500 Occupy Chicago demonstrators walked out of area colleges Wednesday and marched on Chicago City Hall and the James R. Thompson Center.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

A poster similar to this flyer was put up at the Thompson Center to advertise an event celebrating Hispanic Heritage month, but critics said the image is a cultural stereotype and the governor's office said the poster was a mistake made by a single staffer. (Credit: CBS)

Poster At Thompson Center Slammed As Hispanic Stereotype

It was supposed to help sell tasty ethnic food, but it’s leaving a bitter taste with people who’ve seen it. It’s a flyer with a cartoon many say is a bad stereotype and had no place in the Thompson Center.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

Hundreds of postal workers and local residents gathered at the Thompson Center on Sept. 27, 2011, for a rally against plans to close 3,700 post offices nationwide. (Credit: CBS)

Postal Workers Rally Against Plans To Close Thousands Of Offices

A raucous crowd of postal workers braved the chilly drizzle at the Thompson Center on Tuesday protest the proposed closing of 3,700 branches across the country.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Group Fighting For Peotone Airport Denied Access To Gov. Quinn

A band of ministers promises to return in larger numbers Monday so Gov. Pat Quinn will be sure to hear their plea for work to begin as soon as possible on a third airport in Peotone.

WBBM Newsradio–09/15/2011

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