| Oct 1, 2012
| 9:05 PM
The signs on the freshly planted City Hall south lawn list a long string of don'ts.
"No tents, stakes, camping, open flames or cooking.... No writing/painting/affixing signs, projections or other materials to trees, landscaping or public property."...
| May 16, 2012
| 9:52 AM
Dear Mr. and Mrs. NATO protesters,
If you want to decry something that you think offends humanity, skip McCormick Place this weekend and head to Wrigley Field.
If you’re looking to bring attention to senseless policies, then the Cubs-White Sox...
| May 16, 2012
| 7:34 PM
Who knew that breaking into a musical number would be the political solution for the economy and the upcoming election? That’s what returning Fringe Festival troupe The Humor Mill Orlando portrays in their humorous, comedic sketches throughout...
| May 19, 2012
On a weekend when the streets of Chicago are expected to fill with protesters, the Dog & Pony Theatre Company is staging a look back at a previous time that happened: the 1968 convention of the Democratic Party.
Staged promenade-style in an upstairs...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 12:16 PM
When the final bill for a2003 anti-war march lawsuit brought by hundreds of people Chicago police arrested came before the city’s Finance Committee Monday, aldermen were looking at a figure nearly twice the size of the $6.2 million settlement...
| Jun 4, 2012
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The Mynabirds' frontwoman Laura Burhenn describes the band’s sophomore effort "Generals" as a protest album—specifically, a concept album based on her political frustrations. That comes through loud and clear with lyrics...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 10:35 AM
The City Council today approved paying more than $12 million to settle two wrongful arrest lawsuits stemming from the Chicago Police Department’s handling of a 2003 anti-Iraq War march.
In one settlement, the city will pay a total of $11 million...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 5:35 PM
Brett Bidle, Frederick County town councilman, tea party supporter and devout Methodist, is John Waters' new BFF.
That old saying about politics making strange bedfellows? Apparently, politics has nothing on hitchhiking. Back in mid-May, Bidle, a 20-...
| Jun 8, 2012
Any way you slice it, the refusal of Wisconsin voters to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker for limiting the collective-bargaining rights of unionized public-sector employees was a blow not only to organized labor but to the Democratic Party as a whole....
| Oct 9, 2012
| 6:51 AM
The U.S. government should take over the Oakland Police Department — the California agency led for two years by Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts — because of a chronic failure to comply with a decade-old reform settlement,...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 6:26 PM
On the second day of November, two busloads of Occupy L.A. protesters arrived in La Cañada Flintridge. Their destination: Commonwealth Avenue. Their target: the home of “a Deutsche Bank executive,” a sheriff’s spokesperson told the...