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‘Occupy Chicago’ protesters host family fair in Grant Park

Protesters participating in the ongoing “Occupy Chicago” demonstration aren’t just using the signs and chants to highlight the consolidation of economic and political power. On Saturday, the protesters joined with the International Bedlam Society to host a family fair in Chicago’s Grant Park. The event, called “Keep Your Children Occupied,”…

Chicago traders taunt ‘Occupy Chicago’ protesters with ‘We are Wall Street’ leaflets

Someone in the Chicago Board of Trade dropped leaflets on top of “Occupy Chicago” protesters Wednesday afternoon as they rallied alongside unions in the city’s financial district. “We are Wall Street,” the leaflet said. “It is our job to make money.” “Go ahead and continue to take us down, but…

‘Occupy Chicago’ protesters confront Rahm’s chief of staff

Volunteers from National Nurses United and “Occupy Chicago” demonstrators marched to City Hall on Tuesday to protest their arrest late Saturday night in Grant Park. About 130 people were arrested after they set up tents in protest against the consolidation of economic power and refused to leave the public park…

Police arrest 175 ‘Occupy Chicago’ protesters

CHICAGO — Chicago police arrested about 175 protesters early Sunday in an operation to clear the city’s Grant Park of demonstrators camping out in protest against corporate greed, police said. A police department spokesman said the “Occupy Chicago” protesters were given several warnings to leave the park before officers moved…

Chicago protesters hold ‘die-in’ at Bank of America

Approximately 30 protesters affiliated with Stand Up Chicago staged a “die-in” at a Bank of America on Thursday before complying with police orders to leave. “We are told in our baptismal vows and our ordination vows to resist evil,” one protester said before the event. “And I think the corruption…

‘Occupy Chicago’ crashes Mortgage Bankers Association party

On Tuesday night, a party for Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) members was greeted by “Occupy Chicago” protesters, who chanted “banks got bailed out, we got sold out.” The party was hosted by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange at Union Station. The protesters gathered at the one of the entrances of the…

Chicago protesters seek exchange tax to fund jobs

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Stand Up Chicago, a coalition planning a protest against economic inequality on Monday, wants to levy a $1.4 billion tax on trading at the city’s biggest financial exchanges to fund a jobs program. Calling CME Group Inc and CBOE Holdings Inc “giant casinos” that fuel the kind…

‘Occupy Chicago’ joins anti-war protesters at Obama 2012 headquarters

Some “Occupy Chicago” protesters joined up with anti-war protesters on Thursday outside President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign headquarters at Chicago’s Prudential Plaza. “Occupy Chicago” began on September 23, when around 20 people gathered at Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, and then marched to the Federal Reserve Bank…

Police try to divert Critical Mass ride away from ‘Occupy Chicago’ protest

The Chicago police on Friday attempted to divert the Critical Mass cycling event away from “Occupy Chicago” protesters, who have been camped out in front of the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank. The protesters marched to the intersection where the police had halted the monthly ride, chanting “Occupy Chicago” and “We…

‘Occupy Chicago’ protest enters fifth day

A small group of protesters in Chicago started their own “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration over the weekend. Around 20 “Occupy Chicago” protesters gathered at Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, on September 23 and then marched to the Federal Reserve Bank. Some of the protesters have remained camped…

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