Chicago Police Officers Ordered To No Longer Use Force To Disperse Large Gatherings"Until further notice, large gatherings will only be monitored until the crowd disperse on it's own," a CPD memo to commanders and officers states.
Protesters Set Up 'Pritzkerville' Tent City At Daley Plaza To Demand Governor Cancel Rent And Mortgage PaymentsWith more than 750,000 people filing for unemployment in Illinois since March, and rent and other bills coming due on May 1, protesters are pressing government leaders to give tenants more relief.
Protesters Demand Nationwide Halt To Rent And Mortage Payments Amid COVID-19 Crisis; 'The Government Can Do More, And They Choose Not To'“It’s really ridiculous that we’re expected to pay when there’s this many closures," Ana Santoyo said.
Immigrant Rights Groups To Protest Customs And Border Protection Conference In ChicagoWith the blessing of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, several groups plan to rally outside the Marriott Marquis Chicago on Tuesday after the hotel decided to host a two-day U.S. Customs and Border Protection conference.
Thousands Of Chicago Area Uber And Lyft Drivers Plan To Join Global StrikeThousands of Uber and Lyft drivers are taking action today, planning a strike in dozens of cities, as they demand better pay and working conditions.
Truck Drivers Stage 'Slow Roll' Along Chicago Area Expressways To Protest Working ConditionsA few dozen truckers staged a “slow roll” on I-57, the Dan Ryan and Kennedy expressways, and the Tri-State Tollway on Friday; but were blocked from their goal of driving past Trump Tower as part of a nationwide protest on wheels.
Activists Arrested At Rally Demanding Obama Center Agree To 'Community Benefits Agreement'Dozens of activists showed up at a rally calling for a written agreement to protect local homeowners from being displaced by higher property taxes once the $500 million Obama Presidential Center is complete.
Chicago Police To Protest At City Hall WednesdayCity Hall is expected to be brimming with unhappy Chicago Police officers Wednesday who plan to show up for the “Blue Wednesday” protest.
Student Protesters Want University Of Chicago Police DisarmedThe student protesters said they’re angry over many incidents, including Tuesday's police shooting just north of campus.
Lyft Offering Free Rides To 'March For Our Lives' Rallies On SaturdayLyft said it is teaming up with march organizers in 50 cities to provide up to $1.5 million in free rides to anyone attending the rallies.
Teachers Union Calls For Mayor To Halt Plans To Close SchoolsThe Chicago Teachers Union delivered a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall on Monday, offering advice for interim Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson, and calling for a halt to planned school closings.
Activists Demand Cicero Pass Welcoming Ordinance To Protect Immigrants“We are seeing increased attacks against the immigrant community under the Trump administration,” said Irene Romulo, with Organized Communities Against Deportations.
Protesters: Trump's Travel Ban 'Always Was And Still Is A Muslim Ban'Judges in Hawaii and Maryland have temporarily blocked the president’s third version of the travel ban from going into effect.
Fight For $15 Protests Target McDonalds, United Airlines ShareholdersProtest organizers said, since the “Fight for $15” movement launched in 2012, more than 20 million low-wage workers have received pay raises
Fight For $15 Protesters Gather At McDonald's Shareholder MeetingA big turnout was expected in Oak Brook for a "Fight for $15" minimum wage protest outside the annual McDonald’s shareholders meeting.