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Local Anti-War Activists Applaud Decision To Extend Deadline On Nuclear Talks With Iran

(CBS) — Members of Chicago’s anti-war community are applauding the decision to keep talks going between the U.S. and Iran, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

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Gay Rights Activists Protest Outside House Speaker Madigan's Office

CHICAGO (CBS) –About 40 gay rights activists were out in the rain Saturday, picketing in front of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s southwest side Chicago office, demanding a vote in the House on same-sex marriage, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts. 175 more words


Chicago Gay Rights Activists Set To Protest Against Chick-Fil-A

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago gay rights activists are planning another protest Wednesday outside the city’s only Chick-Fil-A.

The Gay Liberation Network is protesting over revelations some time back that the company has donated millions of dollars to organizations that oppose gay rights. 669 more words


NATO Continues...

I had close to 1,000 photos that I took from over the NATO weekend.  Obviously not going to post all of my good shots from the weekend, but thought I would add some more of my favorites that showed the excitement and sometimes chaos that was surging through downtown that weekend.   365 more words


Protesters Rally Outside NATO Summit After March From Grant Park

Updated 05/20/12 – 7:00 p.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Thousands of anti-NATO activists marched from Grant Park and staged a demonstration near McCormick Place where world leaders were meeting. 804 more words


Will Sunday's Big NATO Protest Be Peaceful Or Chaotic?

CHICAGO (CBS) – As busy and chaotic as Saturday’s NATO protests and rallies were, Sunday could be even crazier.

A major march and rally are scheduled, ending up in Grant Park. 274 more words


Protest Organizer: Violence By NATO Outweighs Any Violence Over Summit

CHICAGO (CBS) — Those who are planning protests around the NATO summit are staying on message, and avoiding questions about the potential for violence to erupt. 285 more words