Lamont Newsome stands his ground at a battle post he and his loyal canine partner have maintained every day for a year and three months now - his front porch.
Thousands rallied and marched peacefully in downtown Chicago Saturday in the biggest protests so far against NATO, the relic of the cold war holding a May 20-21 summit here.
Patient advocate N'Dana Carter chaired the conference. She reminded everyone that the clinic was reopened under the influence of a community protest.
Wal-Mart conducted a massive, illegal, $24 million bribery campaign in Mexico to aggressively expand its operations there, but Chicagoans say lavishing Wal-Mart money to push its agenda sounds familiar.
Over 250 people, including students, teaches, unionists, and political activists, attended the two-day conference on this city's north side.
The six undocumented youth who were arrested last August - and charged with mob action and reckless conduct - were found not guilty.
Speculation abounds on the reasons the White House moved the G8 summit from Chicago to Camp David.
There's another springtime swirling here in Chicago: the rebirth of the Occupy movement.
The occupiers were dramatizing their frustration with plans by the Chicago Public Schools to close the school and reopen it as a charter.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was forced to back off his unilateral closure of neighborhood branch libraries on Mondays after the move sparked a public uproar.