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FBI raids activists’ homes

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 4, 2010

by: Darryl Holliday and Meghan KeyesIt is 7 a.m. on a Friday morning, and Doug Michel is in Minnesota visiting his friends, whom he met working on a protest at the 2008 Republican National Convention. There’s a knock at the apartment door. The FBI enters, serving a search warrant and a subpoena to one of the roommates, Tracy Molm. By Michel’s account, he and friends were instructed to sit in the corner, asked not to move...

Battle over city police

By Darryl Holliday

September 20, 2010

Chants of “More police, no Weis” could be heard blocks away from Chicago’s police headquarters at 3510 S. Michigan Ave., during a rally on Sept. 15, at which members of the Chicago Police Department displayed their disappointment with Police Superintendent Jody Weis.Led by the Fraternal Order of Police, the rally drew hundreds of officers, potential mayoral candidates and city residents to demand that Weis resign immediately.A range of issues were presented, from the shortage of city poli...

Community rallies against gang activity

By mlekovic

September 28, 2009

A crowd of students, teachers and concerned Chicago residents gathered Sept. 23 as 31st Ward Ald. Ray Suarez, Mayor Richard Daley and other community officials voiced their anger over drug abuse and gang violence that students of Chicago Public Schools have to deal with on a daily basis.More than 200 people attended the annual rally. Protesters marched from Falconer School, 3020 N. Lamon Ave., to a parking lot at 4621 W. ...

Tea Party Patriots hold rally against health reform

By mlekovic

September 21, 2009

Timing their rally to coincide with a far larger Tea Party Express demonstration in Washington, D.C., some 200 members of the Tea Party Patriots group gathered in Chicago’s Millennium Park on Sept. 12 to protest President Barack Obama’s health care reform initiative and what they see as the threat of big government.Waving picket signs, the Millennium Park activists sounded the same themes that have characterized a season of...

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