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Protesters congregated at Federal Plaza on South Dearborn Street to hold a rally about the recently postponed

Hundreds march calling for the removal of ICE’s “Citizen’s Academy Initiative”

September 16, 2020

Standing across the street of the Field Building, home of Chicago's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, hundreds of protesters representing dozens of organizations waved Mexican flags...

Nearly 200 Chicagoans came out to support the Back the Blue rally, many holding American flags in support of American law enforcement.

‘Black Lives Matter’ counter-protest causes friction with ‘Blue Lives Matter’ demonstration

July 26, 2020

Separated by a metal fence and a line of police officers with bikes, Blue Lives Matter and Black Lives Matter demonstrators came to a standstill in the South Loop Saturday. Blue Lives protesters—many ...

Sen. Bernie Sanders is currently the runner-up in the Democratic presidential primary with 573 delegates, as of press time, behind former Vice President Joe Biden's 664 delegates.

Bernie Sanders to young voters: ‘Stop complaining and get involved in the political process’

March 8, 2020

When Sofia Felino was in high school in her hometown in Ventura, California, a 75-year-old democratic-socialist senator from Vermont with a Brooklyn accent came to town. Felino’s mother, an avi...

Moriah Stefanski, 19, an anti-abortion activist, protests across the street from the Planned Parenthood Illinois Action Rally on Wednesday.

Abortion rights advocates rally in Chicago ahead of Supreme Court case

March 5, 2020

Michael C. Oboza was 14 years old when he witnessed his friend bleed to death giving herself an abortion with a coat hanger. “A woman [can] decide with her own body if she would like an abortion, an...

Yang interacts with supporters following his speech Thursday, Dec. 5.

‘Yang Gang’ rallies in Chicago

December 6, 2019

“American Idiot” by Green Day and “Uprising” by Muse blasted over loudspeakers as hundreds of attendees wearing “MATH” hats and raising “humanity first” signs cheered and shouted wit...

Civil rights activist Angela Davis gives her keynote speech.

Angela Davis helps kick off refounding of organization born from her 1970 arrest

November 27, 2019

More than 40 years after the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression was first founded in Chicago, activists have called for a refounding amid growing racism and repression of margin...

People of all ages come to Federal Plaza to protest recent bombings of Gaza Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Students for Justice in Palestine stage ‘die-in’ to protest civilian deaths in Gaza

November 25, 2019

“Rasmi al-Swarka, Yousra al-Swarka, Mariam al-Swarka, Mohammad al-Swarka.” These were only a handful of the names Students for Justice in Palestine member Mahmoud Awadallah shouted as he identified...

Editor's Note: Political discourse should be a quiet revolution, not an angry chant

Editor’s Note: Political discourse should be a quiet revolution, not an angry chant

November 10, 2019

If you know me, you know I like to debate and speak my mind, especially when it comes to highly-charged political issues. But in all the discussions I’ve ever had, no matter how heated they have becom...

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Jeff Sessions’ visit to Northwestern sparks protests, political clash on campus

November 6, 2019

From the inside of Northwestern University’s Lutkin Hall, the sounds of banging on walls, high-pitched screaming and angry, guttural chants drowned out much of former Attorney General Jeff Session...

Eleuterio welcomes marchers to Calumet Park in Chicago, Oct. 26.

Moms Demand Action walk the path of gun sales from Indiana to Chicago

October 28, 2019

A group organized by Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America journeyed from Hammond, Indiana, to Chicago Saturday for the March to Illinois. The march highlighted the issue of cross-state gun sales...

CTU strikers: ‘Mayor Lightfoot, get on the right foot’

October 18, 2019

Members of the Chicago Teachers Union and their supporters walked picket lines Thursday, striking for the first time since 2012. The union estimated that more than 30,000 strikers were prepared to be on...

Hasti Sharisi joins in on the counter-protesters' organized chants.

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...

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