Many of the protesters were rallying against cuts to mental health care.
The mayor wasn't at his Ravenswood home -- a fact that did not matter not at all to the hundreds of Occupy Chicago protesters who brought a NATO summit message right to his front door.
"I'm not one of those guys who's really, really into political things. That's not my style, but I will say your care and your money motivations, they should not be focused toward debt," one protester said.
"It is not that we don't have the money. So Rahm, we're asking you to get a heart," another protester said.
"As we've seen often this week, the march has less to do with NATO than social issues. Demonstrators see a strong connection between what they call corporate greed and the dollars they feel are being lost to programs like mental health services in Chicago. But the city made sure it had someone on-site to defend its plan."
"While I know it's a hard change to go through, I think the long-term plan is a solid plan," said Mark Furlong, Thresholds Mental Health Services.
The police presence at the mayor’s home was overwhelming, and what's easy to see is that protest leaders and police commanders are communicating; working together in no small way to keep marchers moving and peaceful."
“We're gonna facilitate peaceful protests and were gonna arrest people who engage in criminal activity, and, you know, that's what's happening,” said Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy.