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Alabama Man Charged With Punching Chicago Cop During Take Back Chicago Rally

Posted 12.11.2011 | Chicago

Story updated with bond information, further details A Mobile, Alabama man was ordered held on $250,000 bail Tuesday after allegedly punching a Chi...

PHOTOS: Thousands Rally Against Corporate Greed In Chicago, 24 Arrested

Posted 08.15.2011 | Chicago

Several thousand people gathered downtown Tuesday, protesting bank bailouts and tax cuts for the wealthy and demanding jobs and funding for schools. ...

PHOTOS: SlutWalk Takes Over Chicago

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 08.06.2011 | Chicago

In the middle of a sunny Saturday when many Chicagoans were hightailing it to the beach, hundreds headed, instead, to the inaugural SlutWalk Chicago i...

Chicagoans Rally in Solidarity With Libyan People

Hamdan Azhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hamdan Azhar

On Saturday afternoon, braving the bitter cold and intermittent snow, hundreds of Chicagoans gathered to express their solidarity with the Libyan people.

PHOTOS: Chicagoans Gather For Pro-Union Rally

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Saturday, Chicagoans joined the chorus of protesters across the country to support union members in Wisconsin and other states who are fighting to ...

WEEKEND PLANS: Bike Swap, Oscar Viewing & More

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's late February, and this whole dealing with winter thing is becoming increasingly difficult. Fortunately, there are boatloads of events happening ...

Local Group Pushes For Trans-Friendly Bathrooms

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

From the Windy City Times CHICAGO--In an unprecedented effort to make the city of Chicago safer for transgender individuals, Genderqueer Chicago, a l...

Man Learns Of Brother's Death At Chicago Libya Protest

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As protestors against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi were shot on sight in Tripoli, supporters of the demonstrators gathered in Chicago. More than 50...

PHOTOS: Protests Across America

AP / The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Scroll down for photos. CHICAGO -- Thousands of people in Egypt who flooded streets in riots calling for President Hosni Mubarak to step down were jo...

Chicago Woman On Raided Gaza Ship Returns Home

Chicago Sun-Times | A Pakistan News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Fatima Mohammadi walked out of customs at O'Hare Airport on Sunday afternoon with a weary smile on her face. She was happy to be home after a harrowin...

Meet Sherry Wolf: Chicagoan, Socialist, Author, LGBT Activist

Gapers Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At October's National Equality March for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Washington, DC, a tall, fit woman with a...

Honoring Harvey Milk: Chicago LGBT Activists Launch Week of Action

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Answering the call from Cleve Jones and other organizers of last autumn's national LGBT march on Washington, Chicago activists have put together a bus...

Arizona Immigration Bill Energizes Chicago Activists

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There are more than 1,600 miles separating Chicago from the state of Arizona, but the controversial immigration law passed there has resonated through...

Thousands Gather In Chicago To Protest Israel's Raid On Gaza Aid Ship

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Samira Said | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

More than 2,000 people - and a heavy police presence - crowded east Wacker Drive near the Consulate General of the Midwest to Israel for two hours Tue...

Chi-Town Activists? Joke Is On GOP

Robert Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Reed

Only someone with a sick sense of humor would deride activists who toil in Chicago's worst neighborhoods, dedicating time and effort to providing poor and disenfranchised citizens with a voice in the political and social process.