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File picture of a protest in December 2015 following the Laquan McDonald video release. (WBBM Newsradio/Steve Miller)
Steve Miller
October 04, 2018 - 4:40 pm
The Cook County Clerk says there will be "dramatically heightened security" around the county administration building in the Loop, once a verdict comes in the trial of police officer Jason Van Dyke.
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  The U.S., British and French bombing raids in Syria prompted about 35 activists to gather in Federal Plaza.
Bob Roberts/WBBM Newsradio
Bob Roberts
April 14, 2018 - 4:09 pm
CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The U.S., British and French bombing raids in Syria prompted about 35 activists to gather in Federal Plaza downtown Saturday to question President Trump's motives. One protester said he considered the raids a form of "ethnic cleansing." Another called the bombing runs "...
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Amazon Protest
Demonstrators call for a community benefits agreement to be coupled with any incentives to mega-company Amazon. (Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)
Craig Dellimore
April 10, 2018 - 3:49 pm
Community activists staged a downtown demonstration Tuesday demanding that they be a party to any deal to bring Amazon’s so-called HQ2 to Chicago.
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