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A New Second City... With Some Help From the Biblical Prophet Jeremiah

Rev. Bonnie A. Perry | Posted 12.01.2016 | Chicago
Rev. Bonnie A. Perry

As a priest I've been thinking a lot about a failed city. A corrupt city. A city where wealth and power are worshipped and the poor are shuttled to ...

Chicago Protesters Ready Black Friday March For Laquan McDonald

AP | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.04.2017 | Black Voices

CHICAGO (AP) — After days of protests in Chicago since the release of a video showing a black teenager shot 16 times by a white police officer, demo...

12 Activists Arrested, 5 Officers Hurt In Mag Mile Scuffle

Posted 06.07.2012 | Chicago

Updated story Twelve protesters were arrested -- and five police officers were treated for minor injuries -- early Wednesday evening during a confr...

PHOTOS: '68 Democratic Convention Brought Chaos To Chicago

Posted 05.18.2012 | Chicago

In the months preceding the long-anticipated NATO summit's arrival in Chicago, some feared a repeat of the chaos and violence of the 1968 Democratic N...

Residents Confront Anti-Police Brutality Protesters In Bridgeport

Posted 05.16.2012 | Chicago

A small demonstration against police brutality on Chicago's South Side devolved temporarily into a shouting match between protesters and area resident...

Chicago Police Buy Ear-Splitting 'Sound Cannon' Ahead Of Protests

Posted 05.16.2012 | Technology

In preparation for the thousands of anti-war activists expected to protest outside the NATO summit in Chicago next week, the city has reportedly order...

NATO Protesters, City Reach Agreement On Protest Permit

Posted 04.05.2012 | Chicago

After weeks of negotiations, the city and anti-war activists on Wednesday agreed on the particulars of a permit that will allow protesters to demonstr...

Influential Aldermen Aim To Squelch City Council Protests

Posted 02.16.2012 | Chicago

Four of Chicago's most influential aldermen on Wednesday introduced a resolution that, if approved, could dramatically impact the ability of the publi...

My Vote on the NATO/G-8 Ordinance

Joe Moreno | Posted 03.19.2012 | Chicago
Joe Moreno

I voted yes on the NATO/G-8 Ordinance, proposed by Mayor Emanuel, today. While my original position was to vote against this ordinance, my opinion changed over the last two days, because of the changes made to the original proposal.

Occupy Chicago Plans For Cold Weather Ahead

WBEZ | WBEZ | Posted 11.13.2011 | Chicago

Organizers of Occupy Chicago are focusing on getting an indoor location for the cold weather ahead. They say they're pulling back on the plan to estab...

WATCH: Tea Party Member Addresses 'Occupy Chicago'

Posted 12.19.2011 | Chicago

More Republican leaders have weighed in on the local chapter of the Occupy Wall Street movement that reached its 27th consecutive day of demonstration...

Illinois Senators Differ On 'Occupy,' Kirk Calls Protests 'Unintellectual'

Posted 12.18.2011 | Chicago

Illinois' two U.S. senators this week addressed the continuing Occupy Wall Street demonstrations that have only continued to grow in their home state ...

Why I Completely Support the Occupy Movement

Joe Moreno | Posted 12.18.2011 | Chicago
Joe Moreno

I believe that what these people are doing is the very definition of courageous. The people camping and marching should be admired for doing something that many people are too lazy or fearful to ever even consider.

Lizzie Schiffman

WATCH: Moms Bring Trash From Foreclosed Homes To Bank Of America | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 12.11.2011 | Chicago

Five Chicago women were arrested at a downtown Chicago Bank of America branch Tuesday after they dumped bags of trash from foreclosed properties into ...

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...

Occupy Chicago Protests Gaining Momentum

Mark Cassello | Posted 12.09.2011 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

This movement has potential to unite communities in Chicago that have been estranged since the early 70s, but its student leaders will have to reach out to citizens who have never set foot on a college campus or who have never heard of the Federal Reserve.

Ranks Swelling, Occupy Chicago Reaches Two Week Mark

Ryan Williams | Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago
Ryan Williams

What started as a small group of frustrated people asleep in the rain has transformed in just 14 days to a small movement that sometimes attracts 100 people or more to the corners of LaSalle and Jackson.

PHOTO: Chicago Board Of Trade To Occupy Chicago: 'We Are The 1 Percent'

Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago

Someone working inside the Chicago Board of Trade has a message for Occupy Chicago protesters, proclaimed via sheets of paper taped inside four of the...

WATCH: Occupy Chicago Protests Reach 13th Day

Posted 12.04.2011 | Chicago

As Chicago protests in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street demonstration in New York verge onto the start of their third week, participants in the ...

Chicago Law Students To Defend Street Vendors

Posted 10.30.2011 | Latino Voices

CHICAGO– This city's roughly 1,500 Latino street vendors have won the University of Chicago as an ally in their struggle with the municipal governm...

Activists Meet In Chicago To Organize G8 And NATO Protests This Spring

Posted 10.29.2011 | Chicago

More than 160 activists from about 50 groups in the U.S. and Canada met at the Chicago-Kent College of Law Sunday to discuss logistics and strategies ...

After Scientology Flap, City Lifts Ban On Protests At Places Of Worship

Posted 06.12.2011 | Chicago

The City of Chicago is officially giving up on an ordinance that would block protesters from causing a disturbance outside of places of worship where ...

Judge: Iraq War Protesters Can Sue City For Wrongful Arrest

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just days before the eighth anniversary of the United States' invasion of Iraq, a panel of appellate court judges ruled that a group of protesters fro...

WATCH: Sen. Durbin Joins Pro-Union Rally In Chicago, Says Walker Trying To 'Destroy A Basic American Right'

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 ...

Local Egyptians Plan Chicago March

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Local Egyptians plan to rally today at 2 p.m. near the Egyptian Consulate at 500 North Michigan Avenue. Several Facebook events, including one that...