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Protesters break police lines, at least two arrested

Protesters break police lines, at least two arrested

October 15, 2019

At least two were arrested Saturday at the Stolen Kids, Stolen Land protest, where participants called for the closure of Heartland Alliance immigration shelters. Heartland Alliance, an anti-p...

Immigrant groups clash over senate bill to increase immigration access for some

Immigrant groups clash over senate bill to increase immigration access for some

October 12, 2019

Updated 10/14/19 at 8:05 p.m. with updated numbers of protestors. Shouts of “first come, first served” clashed with chants of “green cards for all” in Daley Plaza Thursday as immigrant advocacy...

Presidential candidates talk LGBTQ+ youth, healthcare and protests at historic town hall

Presidential candidates talk LGBTQ+ youth, healthcare and protests at historic town hall

October 11, 2019

On the eve of the 31st anniversary of National Coming Out Day, and two days after the Supreme Court heard arguments regarding LGBTQ+ workers’ rights, nine Democratic presidential candidates gathere...

Illinois residents protest doubling of the Dakota Access Pipeline

Illinois residents protest doubling of the Dakota Access Pipeline

September 28, 2019

The heavy rain on Friday did not stop Chicagoans from demanding Gov. J.B. Pritzker declare a climate emergency in Illinois, ban fracking and halt the doubling in volume of the Dakota Access Pipeline. ...

Behind the sign: One protestor’s ICE story

Behind the sign: One protestor’s ICE story

September 25, 2019

Editor’s Note: This article is part of the Chronicle’s ongoing coverage of immigration issues under the Trump administration. The issue continues to impact Chicago, with officials detaining five people...

EDITORIAL: Listen to the voices of Hong Kong protestors

EDITORIAL: Listen to the voices of Hong Kong protestors

September 1, 2019

It is a core-shaking feeling to know you may wake up one morning to find your rights stripped away. In Hong Kong, protesters primarily aged 15–30 have been protesting to protect their rights since March. ...

Rebel Rampage ‘stirring up the pot’ through protest rock

Rebel Rampage ‘stirring up the pot’ through protest rock

August 16, 2019

When protest rock trio Rebel Rampage conceptualized its cover of “Immigration Man,” originally by Graham Nash and David Crosby, they were not aware of the extent to which immigrant detention at...

Thousands gather to protest ICE raids

July 13, 2019

Crowds gathered Saturday in Daley Plaza to protest raids by Immigrant and Customs Enforcement that are reportedly beginning Sunday, as ordered by President Donald Trump. After initially delaying the raids, Trump gave the go-ahead Friday to deport immigrants with outstanding removal orders in an attempt to target criminals, but Trump's critics s...

Protesters oppose ICE plans to build new facility 80 miles from Chicago

Protesters oppose ICE plans to build new facility 80 miles from Chicago

May 11, 2019

“No more child prisoners, free them all,” shouted Rozalinda Borcila at a Little Village Solidarity Network protest at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services building, 101 W. Ida B. Wells Drive....

Ride-share drivers protest City Hall for higher wages

Ride-share drivers protest City Hall for higher wages

May 9, 2019

About 50 Chicago-area ride-share drivers for Uber, Lyft and other companies picketed outside of City Hall demanding higher wages, better security for drivers and more efficient communication from their bosse...

Columbia alumnus featured in Sweet Tap Chicago show

Columbia alumnus featured in Sweet Tap Chicago show

March 1, 2019

Uniquely choreographed tap dancing is set to a mix of rock, soul and R&B for Chicago Tap Theatre's Sweet Tap Chicago show.Taylor Mallory, a 2010 music business alumnus, is the main vocalist and emce...

“We the jury find the defendant, Jason Van Dyke, guilty”

October 8, 2018

Demonstrators rallied across Chicago Oct. 5 after Jason Van Dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm. “My sons, like me, they’re afraid of...

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