Having trouble receiving FOX 17? Click here:

Dan Ryan Expressway shut down due to protests

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CHICAGO, Illinois– If you’re heading towards Chicago on Saturday make sure to plan your route accordingly¬†because protesters are expected to shut down part of the Dan Ryan Expressway for a peace march.

Reverend Michael Pfleger and other community activists hope the event draws more attention to city gun violence.

The Illinois State Police have warned of arrests if they move forward with the march.

Protesters plan to shut down the northbound lanes of the expressway between 79th and 68th streets from around 10 a.m. to noon.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


  • Bobbie Sue

    The protest will do nothing about Chicago gun violence. It may make drivers mad enought to use gun violence.

  • C

    Take every one of the lawbreaking “protestors” and throw their sorry, worthless butts in jail for at least a year. They’re so stupid that they either don’t recognize or care about the growing disdain for them in America that’s alienating themselves from the law abiding majority. The courts in cases like this needed to start treating them like the criminals they are long ago.

  • Mike

    Your headline says “Dan Ryan expressway SHUT DOWN due to protests”..yet this is at 4:19 a.m and it hasn’t even happened yet or might not??? This is right up near MLive territory in terms of journalism 101…

  • Robert E Lee

    Hell id run their asses over with a small car. Doesn’t matter to me. Do not block the roads! Do not try to stop people who have stuff to do from doing it. What happens if someone cannot get to a hospital and dies do to their stupid asses. Or someone misses a job interview or gets fired, or does not get to their store to open it in time. Who are the protesters affecting? not the cause they are protesting about. F–k protesters who block roads and try to stop traffic. Run them over, use a snow plow to clean up the road afterwards!!!!

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.