Editorial: Ring the bell at CPS Tribune: week from Monday, 403,000 Chicago Public Schools students — every last one of them, we hope — will fill classrooms across the city. Unlike past years, all students will start on the same day. They'll benefit from a longer school day and...
Whittier fieldhouse razed, protesters arrested Sun Times: Police arrested a dozen protesters who unsuccessfully tried to stop a demolition crew from razing a fieldhouse at Whittier Elementary School early Saturday morning, fellow protesters claim.
Parent group decries demolition of Whittier field house Catalyst: CPS officials say the building’s structure was unsafe and that the community will be better off with the park planned to replace La Casita in the the courtyard outside of Whittier. A folk dance class was taking place at the center Friday night when crews kicked them out and cordoned off the building.
Chicago Public Schools demolishes ramshackle, but symbolic, field house WBEZ: The dilapidated field house was the scene of a 43-day sit-in in 2010. Parents and activistis said at the time that they wanted to save the structure so it could be turned into a library for the school, which didn’t have one.
Activists taken by surprise at demolition of Whittier field house Tribune: Chicago Public Schools sidestepped a long-standing disagreement with activists over proposed renovations to a field house at Whittier Elementary School by tearing down the building early Saturday. The move angered activists, who three years ago staged...
Crowd protests CPS cuts in Logan Square CLTV: In Logan Square today, budget cuts to Chicago Public Schools sparked calls for Mayor Emanuel to change his priorities when it comes to funding.
Advocates Push for TIFs to Be Divereted to Schools DNAI: Organizers are calling for a TIF redistribution, but a Logan Sqaure alderman says refund isn't likely.