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by Brandon Campbell
Fri Apr 13, 2012

Chicagoans Get Active In The 99% Spring

For thousands of people across the country this week marks a time of protest training dubbed the “99% Spring.” With a goal of amassing 100,000 participants nationwide, the weeklong series of educational seminars will take place in living rooms, church basements, and online.

Similar to the motives behind the Occupy Wall Street movement, organizers say this week’s focus will be on educating people about how to set up and carry out non-violent protests targeting income disparity, home foreclosures, and unemployment issues.

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by Matthew Blake
Mon Feb 20, 2012

Clock Ticking On Controversial CPS Proposals

A group of neighborhood organizations are holding a candlelight vigil this afternoon to protest proposed Chicago Public Schools closings and turnarounds.

Meanwhile, the Humboldt Park community group Blocks Together will talk this evening with two Board of Education officials regarding the turnarounds of Casals and Piccolo elementary schools.