Despite newly reached deal, protestors still have their say in Chicago

Angry protesters line-up outside of the Harold Washington Security Center on State St. to rally against the ongoing Government shutdown. Many of these protestors are out of work due to the shutdown, being placed on "furloughs". They will not be paid nor will they receive any benefits.

  1. Protest members are not allowed on the property, so they took their cause to a local CTA bus stop outside the boundaries of the facility. 
  2. Even with all of this, a deal was reached in Congress between Senate leaders as soon as the protest started. The last minute deal was struck Wednesday morning, ending a partial 16-day shutdown.
  3. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) new deal would have the government open until Jan. 15 and extend the debt ceiling through Feb. 7.
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