Chicago Youths To Lead Climate Strike; March From Grant Park To Federal Plaza RallyYouth activists in Chicago will lead a protest march and rally on Friday to demand businesses and lawmakers do something about the climate crisis, as part of a Global Climate Strike.
Hundreds Swarm Federal Plaza To Call For Gun ControlHundreds of people filled Federal Plaza on Sunday, calling for gun control reform.
Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Victims Remembered At Vigil In Federal PlazaAmong the people attending the vigil is a woman who grew up in Pittsburgh and knows two victims of the shooting.
Women's March Steps Off In Grant Park"To make this the country we want it to be, fair to all, just to all and inclusive to all, we're going to have to do this as individuals. So please march to the polls."
Demonstrators: Send U.S. Troops To Fight ISIS, Help Assyrian ChristiansMargaret Khamoo, president of the Assyrian American Aid Society, says there's no sign that ISIS is being bothered much by allied air strikes.
Federal Workers Protest Possible Government ShutdownAbout six dozen federal workers demonstrated in the Loop this afternoon against a possible government shutdown.
Chicagoans Rally For Justice For Trayvon MartinSpeakers 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.
Hundreds Gather For May Day Rally For Immigration RightsHundreds 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.
Protesters Set Up 'Durbinville' Shantytown To Oppose Entitlement Program CutsAbout 300 spirited demonstrators lined up at a makeshift soup kitchen and shanty town set up in Federal Plaza on Thursday, to protest the possibility of cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid as Congress looks to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff.”
May Day Protesters Block Bank Entrances Before Rally Through LoopAbout 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.
Activists Deliver 'Tax Bills' To Big Corporations On Tax DayAbout 200 people gathered at Federal Plaza on Tuesday to send a message on this Tax Day 2012.
Chicago Rally Protests Federal Insurance RequirementAbout 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.
Seniors Join Occupy Chicago To Protest Safety Net Program CutsA large group of seniors joined Occupy Chicago protesters at Federal Plaza Monday morning for a lively protest.
Avid Cyclists Bike To Work In Brutal ColdThe mercury read 18 degrees in Chicago this morning, but that wasn’t enough to deter hundreds of cyclists for a Winter Bike to Work Day.