Chicago’s LaSalle Street version of Wall Street protest grows

While the nation, including the mainstream Chicago news, focuses on the protests against Wall Street in New York City, a protest against Wall Street is growing in Chicago. A group calling themselves Occupy Chicago is busy on Lasalle Street and Jackson Blvd. in front of the Board of Trade building and the Federal Reserve Bank — naturally accompanied by a contingent of the Chicago Police Department and of course, the Federal Reserve Police.

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Occupy Chicago movement may have a point

The Occupy Chicago movement has been occupying Chicago’s financial district for nearly two weeks now. Their signs say they represent the 99 percent. For those living under a rock, they refer to the fact that one percent of the country enjoys 40 percent of the country’s wealth. This is not just Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey; this is the heads of the banks and investment houses, CEOs of failed corporations, many of our Congressional and Senatorial leaders, the head of the Federal Reserve, and others who have brought the country to its knees.

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