'Back The Blue' March, 'Black Lives Matter' Protesters Square Off In Countering Downtown RalliesA few hundred pro-police demonstrators attending a “Back the Blue” march in Grant Park faced off with protesters demanding the city reduce funding for the Chicago Police Department, and devote more money to social service programs.
St. Louis Prosecutor Investigating Couple Who Brandished Guns At Protesters Says Governor And Trump Are Targeting HerThe office of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said on Twitter that Missouri's governor and President Donald Trump "came after her" for investigating a case.
'Love March' Seeks More Resources For Black And Brown Communities To Help End Gun ViolenceYoung people demanding changes to how Chicago tackles violent crime took to the streets on the South Side on Saturday, asking the city to commit more resources to their communities, not just to more officers on the streets.
'We Were In Fear Of Our Lives'; St. Louis Couple Seen Pointing Guns At Protesters Who Marched On Mayor's HomeA group of 300 protesters, chanting "resign Lyda, take the cops with you," marched after St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson read the names and addresses of demonstrators calling for police reform during a Friday afternoon Facebook Live video.
City Officials Offering Free COVID-19 Testing To People Who Took Part In Protest Rallies, Marches“Getting tested is the best way to know if you have COVID-19, and the City strongly encourages anyone getting tested to schedule an appointment online if possible,” the mayors office said in a press release.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart 'De-Deputizes' Deputies Linked To Insults And Threats Toward ProtestersThe county's public defender complained that deputies had apparently posted insulting and threatening comments online after a march in support of Black Lives Matter.
Public Defender Amy Campanelli Seeks Probe Into Sheriff's Deputies' Social Media Posts After Black Lives Matter MarchCook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli has asked the county's sheriff and inspector general to investigate insulting and threatening comments apparently posted online by deputies following a march in support of Black Lives Matter.
Parents Whose Children Died Of Drug Overdoses Demand Dealers Be Prosecuted For Drug-Induced HomicideTheresa Almanza’s stepdaughter was among 2,600 people in Cook County who have died of drug overdoses since 2015.
Lake Shore Drive Protest Organizer Plans To Block Roads To O'Hare On Labor DayThe activist pastor who helped organize a small anti-violence march that briefly shut down Lake Shore Drive earlier this month now plans another march that would block traffic in and out of O’Hare International Airport on Labor Day.
Protesters Set To Block Lake Shore Drive, March To Wrigley Field This AfternoonProtesters plan to shut down streets in Lakeview to alert North Siders to violent crime and recent police shootings in Chicago.
Peace March Organizers Not Backing Down From Plan To Shut Down Dan Ryan ExpresswayRev. Michael Pfleger, other clergy, community leaders, and young people have vowed to shut down the Dan Ryan at 79th Street on Saturday, to send a message against gun violence in Chicago.