Unions members flooded streets in front of the Illinois Statehouse to protest Governor Bruce Rauner's agenda, and what they say are his anti-labor policies.

Union workers marched to the capitol for a rally, where they were briefly joined by a pair of prominent Democrats: House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton.

A protester attempting to draw attention to the death of a teenager at the hands of Chicago police disrupted a U.S. Conference of Mayors news conference in Washington.

Protesters against gun violence and police shootings marched down Chicago's Michigan Avenue on New Year's Eve.

A 21-year-old charged with posting threats to kill white students or staff members at the University of Chicago who was motivated by the police shooting of a black teenager is out of jail. 

A 21-year-old Chicago resident is charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce.  Jabari R. Dean threatened on a social media website to kill 16 white male students or staff at the University of Chicago. 

A group of eleven people rode their bicycles 190 miles for three days from Chicago to Springfield to protest a loss of state funding. 

 Dozens of protesters have been escorted from the Illinois House gallery during protests over proposed state budget cuts to social service programs. 

ISU Demonstrators Object To Ferguson Incident

Dec 1, 2014

Protesters on the ISU campus say police Monday kill African Americans at nearly the same level as the Jim Crow era lynchings. 

Peoria residents hold vigil following Ferguson decision

Nov 24, 2014

  Nearly 30 people held a peaceful vigil in Peoria last night to protest the grand jury decision in Ferguson.  Police officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.  Peoria resident Marc Smith urged a long-term awareness:

Members of the West Central Building Trades Council say former Republican Congressman Bobby Schilling is out of touch when he says he’s living from paycheck-to-paycheck. Schilling is running against 17th District Democratic incumbent Cheri Bustos.  Council president Bill Comstock says Schilling is earning $130,000 a year working for a lobbying firm:

Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio

Activists who work in north St. Louis County used the fourth day of protests over the shooting of an unarmed teenager to try and channel some of the anger into productive conversations. 

Protesters against federal sequester speak out

Aug 14, 2013
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About 20 people protested against the federal sequester outside Congressman Aaron Schock’s office Wednesday.

Residents protest same-sex marriage in Springfield

Feb 20, 2013

Hundreds of Illinois residents crowded both inside and outside the state Capitol Wednesday, protesting same-sex marriage. They wore bright yellow buttons depicting stick figures of one man and one woman.
David Smith is the Illinois Family Institute's executive director. He says limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples is not a form of discrimination.

"Marriage benefits society. It's the perfect environment to raise the next generation of children. Children do best in a mother-father home," Smith says.