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Occupy Chicago Sun Mar 25 2012

Occupy the Bike Lane

_MG_2596.JPGSpring has arrived in Chicago, and even Occupy Chicago is enjoying the warm weather.

On Sunday evening, about 30 Occupiers got their bikes out for Occupy the Bike Lane.

"It's just a fun event for Occupiers to get together and do something we enjoy," said John, who declined to give his last name.

"The warm weather hit early, so we're training for long days of marching and riding during the Chicago Spring," said Occupier Emily Day in a press release.

Occupy Chicago is planning demonstrations for April 7, May 1 and ten days of action leading up to the NATO summit.

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Parents Still Steaming, but About More Than Just Boilers

By Phil Huckelberry / 2 Comments

It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents remain irate at the CPS response to date. More...


Substance, Not Style, the Source of Rahm's Woes

By Ramsin Canon / 2 Comments

It's not surprising that some of Mayor Emanuel's sympathizers and supporters are confusing people's substantive disputes with the mayor as the effect of poor marketing on his part. It's exactly this insular worldview that has gotten the mayor in hot... More...

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