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by Matthew Blake
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 Matthew Blake
Wed May 9, 2012

Nurses To Challenge City Protest Permit Denial

National Nurses United members said today that they plan to file a legal challenge with the city of Chicago, after the city told them to change their rally destination for a Friday, May 18 protest, prior to Chicago hosting the NATO summit May 20 and 21.

“We are prepared to seek injunctive relief in federal court,” said Jan Rodolfo (right in photo), the Midwest director of National Nurses United at a press conference outside City Hall.

Quick Hit
by Matthew Blake
Mon Apr 30, 2012

Mental Health Advocates Decry Chicago Clinic Closings (VIDEO)

Mental health advocates intensified their opposition today to the city’s plan to close six of 12 mental health clinics by occupying the lobby outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office – even as the city confirmed that they would go forward today with the last four clinic closings.