Fast Food Workers Arrested At Minimum Wage Protest RallySeveral 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.
Parents Stage Sit-In At Turnaround SchoolAbout two dozen parents and students staged a sit-in Friday in Chicago's Auburn-Gresham neighborhood in hopes of saving Walter Gresham Elementary School.
Three Aldermen Cited For Trespassing After Immigration Sit-InAld. 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.
Students Stage Sit-In To Demand New PrincipalAbout 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.
Family Seeks Federal Probe Of Fatal Shooting By Calumet City CopsAbout 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 At Window Factory Win Reprieve From LayoffsWorkers 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.
Chicago Window Factory Where Workers Had Sit-In To CloseAbout 50 workers began staging an occupation Thursday inside Serious Materials, which took over the Republic Windows and Doors factory in early 2009.
Parents, Protesters End School Sit-In After Promised Meeting With CPS LeadersParents 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.
Protesters Stage Sit-In At CPS Ahead Of Meeting On School ClosuresMore 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.
'Occupy Chicago' Ends 10-Hour Sit-In At City HallMembers 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.
Whittier Parents Succeed In Blocking New LibraryPilsen 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.