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Crowds gather in Grant Park on Saturday for the 2018 March to the Polls. (Amanda Vinicky / Chicago Tonight)

On the anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration—and as a federal government shutdown commenced—an estimated 300,000 people in Chicago gathered to express their dissatisfaction with his leadership as part of the Chicago Women’s March to the Polls.

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A crowd estimated at 250,000 participated in the 2017 Women’s March on Chicago. (Alexandra Silets / Chicago Tonight)

Nearly a year to the day that an estimated quarter of a million people gathered in the Loop for the Women’s March on Chicago, activists are set to fill downtown streets again for a March to the Polls this Saturday.

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(Maya Miller / Chicago Tonight)

Get updated details for the Jan. 20 event from the organizers of last year’s Women’s March on Chicago, including rally information and the planned route through the Loop. 

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(Alexandra Silets / Chicago Tonight)

In less than a month, Women’s March on Chicago organizers will mark the one-year anniversary of their inaugural march with another one designed to empower women voters. Here are the details for the event.

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(Maya Miller / Chicago Tonight)

Organizers of the Women’s March on Chicago, which drew 250,000 people downtown in January, will mark the one-year anniversary of the event with another march and rally designed to engage and empower voters.

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(Photo credit: NFL)

If you tuned in to watch any NFL game Sunday, you saw nearly all the football players in the league—and even some owners—join in a silent protest during the national anthem. Sports columnist Rick Telander weighs in on the controversy.

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Protesters demanding a budget block Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office on Tuesday. (Amanda Vinicky / Chicago Tonight)

Illinois legislators are edging closer to their adjournment Wednesday at midnight, but as of Tuesday evening no agreed plan had surfaced.

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May 1 has historically been a day of labor rights marches. But this year, groups are protesting a number of different causes, mostly in opposition to the presidency of Donald Trump.

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Protesters plan on bringing three inflatable chickens to Saturday’s march. The balloons are meant to resemble President Trump. (Courtesy of Taran Brar)

Tax Day is coming up and thousands have expressed interest in sending the president a message by protesting his refusal to release his tax returns. “What is he hiding?” asked Tax March Chicago organizer Taran Brar.

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(Maya Miller / Chicago Tonight)

Organizers of last month’s Women’s March on Chicago are hoping to channel the momentum of that event into action through information, education and advocacy.

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In Chicago, hundreds of protesters held a rally on the Near West Side Thursday morning before heading to the Federal Plaza in the Loop.

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Classrooms across the city were left half-empty Thursday as students took the day to join in citywide Day Without Immigrants protests.

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While Presidents Day serves to honor America’s presidents, thousands in Chicago are expected to mark the Feb. 20 holiday with protests against the current administration. “It’s a protest of policy,” said one organizer.

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(Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

More than 200 union members filled the fifth floor at City Hall, taking seats on the floor to grade papers, plan class assignments and hear “lessons” on school revenue, clinician services and the protection of immigrant students.

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In a split decision Tuesday morning, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions voted to approve education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos.

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The latest from local elected officials on President Donald Trump’s travel ban after a weekend of confusion and protest at O’Hare.

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