AM News: Third Back Of Yards Teen Killed

IL_CT (12)3rd teen in month killed in Back of Yards Tribune: Clark was an 11th-grade student at Kelly High School this past school year, said Frank Shuftan, a spokesman for the Chicago Public Schools. 

Teen killed in S. Side shooting in ‘safer’ neighborhoodKristopher Clark usually spent the summer at his grandparents’ house–not too far from his mother’s in Back of Yards, but in a safer neighborhood from his own, his mother said today. 

The Struggle to Save ‘La Casita’ In These Times: Whittier Elementary School parents began work on the library during a successful 43-day sit-in last fall to save the field house from demolition by the Chicago Public Schools (CPS). 

Whittier protestors meet with Brizard, insist library be in field house: Community activists staging a sit-in at Whittier Elementary School got a private meeting with new Chicago schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard Monday. The activists who held a 36-day sit-in last fall to prevent demolition of a field house on school.

Track star looking to go the distance Defender:  CPS is noted for producing standout athletes in basketball, football and even baseball, but track and field has been a bit under the radar in recent years. 

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  • The City of Chicago demolition application #D10270-01 for the demolition of the Whittier field house (La Casita) and installation of turf field (Soccer field) is STILL CURRENT!

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