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UPDATE:  Heat Restored at Pilsen School Sit-in

Monday, Chicago Public Schools turned off the heat to an elementary school field house in which parents had taken up residence in protest of CPS’s decision to tear it down. The City Council, Wednesday told CPS to postpone demolition of the Whittier Elementary School field house and restore the heat to the building continue reading »

UPDATE: Day 6 of Protest At Whittier Elementary and No One Budging

The sixth day of a protest in a Pilsen elementary school has both Chicago Public School (CPS) officials and parents of students refusing to budge. Civil activists, parents, and children are occupying the field house at Whittier Elementary School stil continue reading »

UPDATE: :  Sit-in Held to Save Field House

UPDATE: On its third day, a sit-in by parents demanding a library for a Pilsen elementary school took several twists and turns -- with police at one point threatening arrests, then abruptly leaving after more than 100 parents, students and teachers pushed past barricades to support the protesters"Why are you treating us like criminals?" resident Gema Gaeta said when school liaison Sgt. Ramone Ferrer pushed the door open. "Go fight the real criminals." continue reading »