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June 17, 1990 | MAL FLORENCE
Britain's Nick Faldo pointed his putter in mock anger Saturday on the 17th green at a group picketing the U.S. Open just outside a fence at the Medinah Country Club. Faldo seemed annoyed by the noise the picketers were making but made his putt. Representative of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union are protesting the USGA's sale of merchandise manufactured by LaMode du Golf, which manufactures golf shirts and other items.
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December 17, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Anti-Ku Klux Klan demonstrators clashed with police and pelted white-hooded klansmen with snowballs during a planned march by about 20 members of the hate group in Skokie, a Chicago suburb that is home to many Holocaust survivors. Police arrested about 10 anti-klan demonstrators, who witnesses said smashed the windows of at least three squad cars and fought with police.
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February 11, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Rev. Jesse Jackson was arrested during a protest and prayer vigil outside a construction site in Chicago, police said. Jackson and others were at a garage being built at the Museum of Science and Industry to protest hiring and firing policies when he allegedly ran afoul of a police order. The civil rights leader, who twice sought the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, was charged with disorderly conduct and taken to a police station.
BUSINESS
April 18, 2000 | Associated Press
Thousands of janitors who staged a 24-hour walkout Monday agreed to return to work after settling on a three-year deal with pay increases and improved benefits. The janitors, who work in the city's downtown offices, were due to return to work today. The janitors' contract expired at midnight Sunday. The contract was negotiated as thousands of members of Local 1 of the Service Employees International Union picketed office buildings.
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November 30, 1999 | Associated Press
A radio talk show host began a weeklong suspension without pay Monday for telling his listeners Nov. 17 that the Rev. Jesse Jackson wanted to be assassinated when he intervened in a dispute over expulsions at an Illinois high school. "There is a limit to what we will allow on the public airwaves," said Andy Stuart, vice president and market manager for Clear Channel Communications Inc., which suspended WSPD-AM's Scott Sloan. Jackson intervened in the Decatur, Ill.
BUSINESS
April 18, 2000 | Associated Press
Thousands of janitors who staged a 24-hour walkout Monday agreed to return to work after settling on a three-year deal with pay increases and improved benefits. The janitors, who work in the city's downtown offices, were due to return to work today. The janitors' contract expired at midnight Sunday. The contract was negotiated as thousands of members of Local 1 of the Service Employees International Union picketed office buildings.
NEWS
December 17, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Anti-Ku Klux Klan demonstrators clashed with police and pelted white-hooded klansmen with snowballs during a planned march by about 20 members of the hate group in Skokie, a Chicago suburb that is home to many Holocaust survivors. Police arrested about 10 anti-klan demonstrators, who witnesses said smashed the windows of at least three squad cars and fought with police.
BUSINESS
November 13, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Walkout Hits Caterpillar Plants: Union workers at Caterpillar Inc. plants in Illinois, Pennsylvania and Colorado put up picket lines to protest the suspension of a United Auto Workers representative. Reports conflicted on the number of strikers. The UAW put the total at 13,300, while management said 5,700 were off the job. Caterpillar officials called the walkouts "the efforts of a small group of union activists" seeking to force the company to accept a new contract.
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October 16, 1990 | Associated Press
For the second time in nine months, an angry constituent of House Minority Leader Robert H. Michel (R-Ill.) has used the lawmaker's house here as a billboard to express displeasure with federal tax policies and pay raises. "Cut Taxes, Deficit" and "Repeal--Stolen Pay Raise" were sprayed in green paint on the front of the house. A dollar sign was painted on the door. An aide said Michel was angry.
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November 9, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Bowing to pressure from the Rev. Jesse Jackson and protesters, school officials in Decatur, Ill., agreed to reduce the two-year expulsions imposed on seven black students for fighting at a Sept. 17 football game, Instead, they could attend an alternative school for a year, then return to Eisenhower High. Jackson rejected the offer, saying they should be allowed to return immediately on probation. He vowed to march to the school with them today, setting up a possible confrontation.
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November 30, 1999 | Associated Press
A radio talk show host began a weeklong suspension without pay Monday for telling his listeners Nov. 17 that the Rev. Jesse Jackson wanted to be assassinated when he intervened in a dispute over expulsions at an Illinois high school. "There is a limit to what we will allow on the public airwaves," said Andy Stuart, vice president and market manager for Clear Channel Communications Inc., which suspended WSPD-AM's Scott Sloan. Jackson intervened in the Decatur, Ill.
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November 21, 1999 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This is a factory town, a union town, a town where folks have long been able to ask a stranger one question--labor or management?--and know much of what they needed to know. It is also a town laid low time and again by that divide. Now, after weeks of grueling debate over the expulsions of seven African American high school students for fighting, and over the ensuing protests led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, "Strike Town, U.S.A.
NEWS
November 17, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Leading a made-for-TV demonstration that evoked the style of the civil rights movement, the Rev. Jesse Jackson was arrested Tuesday as he stepped onto the grounds of a high school to protest the expulsion of six students for a brawl at a football game. Jackson was taken away in handcuffs after leading a throng of ministers and other protesters to Eisenhower High School. He had promised to force his own arrest. Jackson was released without bond despite his request to spend the night in jail.
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November 15, 1999 | From Associated Press
A standoff over the expulsion of six black students for fighting continued Sunday as the Rev. Jesse Jackson led a chanting group of about 2,000 people through the streets and threatened to stage mass civil disobedience. Jackson told the crowd that he would visit the schools Tuesday morning to demonstrate and force authorities to arrest him. He asked how many would be willing to join him in jail, and hundreds of people raised their hands.
NEWS
November 9, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Bowing to pressure from the Rev. Jesse Jackson and protesters, school officials in Decatur, Ill., agreed to reduce the two-year expulsions imposed on seven black students for fighting at a Sept. 17 football game, Instead, they could attend an alternative school for a year, then return to Eisenhower High. Jackson rejected the offer, saying they should be allowed to return immediately on probation. He vowed to march to the school with them today, setting up a possible confrontation.
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March 13, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Cicero, a gritty blue-collar Chicago suburb once seen as a hotbed of racism, cut a $10,000 deal with the Ku Klux Klan to head off a rally that officials feared would trigger violence. The town arranged for a $10,000 contribution, pledged by an anonymous donor, to pay for printing and distribution of Klan literature. In exchange, the Klan called off the rally, which had been set for Saturday. Cicero's racial tensions date back many decades. During the civil rights era, the Rev.
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October 14, 1988 | Associated Press
Hundreds of University of Illinois students held a candlelight march and rally to protest a series of sexual attacks on campus. The rally Wednesday night was called to "raise the awareness" of students to a string of 13 sexual attacks since April by what police have labeled a serial rapist, officials said.
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March 13, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Cicero, a gritty blue-collar Chicago suburb once seen as a hotbed of racism, cut a $10,000 deal with the Ku Klux Klan to head off a rally that officials feared would trigger violence. The town arranged for a $10,000 contribution, pledged by an anonymous donor, to pay for printing and distribution of Klan literature. In exchange, the Klan called off the rally, which had been set for Saturday. Cicero's racial tensions date back many decades. During the civil rights era, the Rev.
NEWS
February 11, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Rev. Jesse Jackson was arrested during a protest and prayer vigil outside a construction site in Chicago, police said. Jackson and others were at a garage being built at the Museum of Science and Industry to protest hiring and firing policies when he allegedly ran afoul of a police order. The civil rights leader, who twice sought the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, was charged with disorderly conduct and taken to a police station.
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January 17, 1994 | Associated Press
About 300 counterprotesters hurled rocks, batteries and obscenities at about 65 Ku Klux Klansmen who rallied Sunday to protest today's holiday in honor of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. About 65 klan members chanted "white power" while standing in heavy snow and subzero temperatures on the Capitol steps.
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