ACLU of Illinois

Know Your Rights: Freedom of expression in Chicago
March 15, 2012

Where do protests commonly occur in Chicago?

There are a number of places where protests occur in the City of Chicago.  The public locations most commonly used for protest in Chicago are owned by different government agencies, and thus have different rules and permit processes.  They also enjoy different levels of First Amendment protection, depending upon whether they are “traditional public forums” entitled to the most protection, or other kinds of forums entitled to less protection.  The link below has a list of these locations, and a brief description of their level of First Amendment protection, along with their owners, rules, and permit processes.

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