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PI Original
by Matthew Blake
4:47pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Occupy Chicago Outlines NATO Protests (VIDEO)

Occupy Chicago says thousands of protesters will go to Chicago next week before the city hosts the NATO summit, May 20 and 21. While Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel views the summit as raising Chicago’s profile, Occupy thinks the event will call attention to their concerns and invigorate the Occupy Wall Street movement that started last fall.

Quick Hit
by Aaron Krager
12:21am
Mon Oct 24, 2011

Occupy Chicago's Second Attempt At Grant Park Ends In 130 Arrests (VIDEO)

For the second consecutive Saturday, the Occupy Chicago movement flexed its muscles with a 2,000-person march down Jackson Ave. and attempted occupation of Grant Park. More than 100 Chicago police officers surrounded the park warning protesters of the 11 p.m. park curfew and the risk of possible arrest.

By the end of the night at least 130 protesters were handcuffed with zip ties, photographed and escorted to the first district police station at 18th St. & State St. by a city paddy wagon and Cook County Sheriff buses by county correctional guards.

PI Original
by Matthew Blake
3:27pm
Wed Oct 19, 2011

Emanuel’s Budget Bad For Libraries, Public Health – And Even Police

Rahm Emanuel stressed last week that his 2012 city budget proposal is an “honest” document unlike those budgets drawn up by former mayor Richard Daley. But the real problem may be that the city doesn’t have the money it needs.

PI Original
by Adam Doster
2:45pm
Wed Dec 1, 2010

Daley Dips Into Contentious Incarceration Debate

Outgoing Mayor Richard Daley jumped head-first yesterday into some of the most contentious city and statewide debates involving incarceration and crime.

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