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Protesters gather outside the courthouse at 26th Street and California Avenue on Sept. 5, 2018, day one of the murder trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke. (Chicago Tonight)

Four years after the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, the trial of Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, who is charged with his murder, is underway. Scenes from day one of the trial.

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For the third time this summer, activists used major roadways in an effort to shine a light on the violence plaguing Chicago’s South and West Sides. 

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The Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston on July 24, 2018 announces plans for an anti-violence protest Aug. 2 along Lake Shore Drive. (Chicago Tonight)

Police say there’ll be no tolerance for traffic disruptions this Labor Day, despite a planned protest to shut down portions of the Kennedy Expressway on Monday.  

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A demonstration on Aug. 10, 1968 in Chicago as the city prepared to host the Democratic National Convention. (David Wilson / Flickr)

A march planned for Saturday commemorating the 1968 anti-war protests held during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago will not just be a “nostalgia event,” says organizer Andy Thayer.

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Crowds gather in Grant Park on Jan. 20, 2018 for the March to the Polls. (Amanda Vinicky / Chicago Tonight)

Ahead of Election Day, organizers behind a January event that drew 300,000 people downtown plan to hold another march and rally designed to inspire voter turnout.

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Protesters arrive at Wrigley Field. (Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

Protesters on the North Side of Chicago shut down all four lanes of Lake Shore Drive during rush hour Thursday to draw attention to gun violence in the city.

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The Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston on July 24, 2018 announces plans for an anti-violence protest Aug. 2 along Lake Shore Drive. (Chicago Tonight)

Protesters are poised to take over Wrigleyville on Thursday. Organizers of the march are here to tell us why.

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Southeast Side residents hold a press conference Monday, July 30, 2018 in front of General Iron’s scrap metal yard in Lincoln Park. (Alex Ruppenthal / Chicago Tonight)

General Iron announced plans earlier this month to move its scrap metal yard from Lincoln Park to the Southeast Side, where residents are concerned about the company’s environmental track record.

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The Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston on Tuesday announces plans for an anti-violence protest Aug. 2 along Lake Shore Drive. (Chicago Tonight)

On the heels of an anti-violence demonstration that closed down the Dan Ryan Expressway, another group of activists announces plans to shut down a busy roadway on Chicago’s North Side.

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A still image taken from body camera footage released Sunday, July 15, 2018, by the Chicago Police Department shows a fatal police-involved shooting one day earlier.

Chicago police release body camera video of a fatal shooting by one of their own, but it’s not enough to stop more community protests. A live report from the South Shore neighborhood.

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Protesters on the Dan Ryan Expressway on July 7, 2018. (Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

The Rev. Michael Pfleger says the response to Saturday’s massive anti-violence march has been extremely positive, calling the protest “a huge success.” What his follow-up plan is.

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Protesters move into the home stretch Saturday under a 71st Street overpass filled with hundreds more onlookers. (Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

A controversial plan for an anti-violence march along a portion of the Dan Ryan Expressway got a green light Saturday from the Illinois State Police.

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Days after Illinois State Police said they could arrest protesters who march Saturday along a portion of the busy expressway, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the protest should be allowed to go on as planned.

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Youth activists Trevon Bosley and Rie’Onna Holmon appear on “Chicago Tonight” on July 5, 2018.

Two young anti-violence activists aiming to shut down the Dan Ryan Expressway on Saturday talk about what they hope their act of civil disobedience will achieve.

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Anti-violence protesters plan to shut down a portion of the Dan Ryan Expressway on Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Ken Lund / Flickr)

Illinois State Police are asking the Rev. Michael Pfleger to reconsider a planned gun violence march on the Dan Ryan expressway this weekend, telling protesters they could face arrest and calling the potential for injury or loss of life “enormous.”

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Chicago teens hold a three-minute “die-in” at City Hall on Monday, June 11 in remembrance of Maurice Granton Jr. and others killed by the Chicago Police Department. (Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

Chicago teens joined Parkland shooting survivors and the family of a man shot and killed last week in a confrontation with Chicago police to “demand justice” for victims of gun violence.

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