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Whittier Elementary Fri Jun 24 2011

Police Block Whittier Parent Committe March

Chicago police have set up yellow tape lines and are blocking a planned march by supporters of the Whittier Parent Committee this morning. Parents and advocates were set to picket in front of Whittier Elementary School in protest of Chicago Public School's decision to move forward on construction of a library inside the school, rather than in the fieldhouse known as "La Casita" that the parents fought to save from demolition last fall. Follow the WPC on Facebook for updates.

UPDATE: The police tape came down at around 9:45am, but police are still at the scene.

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Parents Still Steaming, but About More Than Just Boilers

By Phil Huckelberry / 2 Comments

It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents remain irate at the CPS response to date. More...


Substance, Not Style, the Source of Rahm's Woes

By Ramsin Canon / 2 Comments

It's not surprising that some of Mayor Emanuel's sympathizers and supporters are confusing people's substantive disputes with the mayor as the effect of poor marketing on his part. It's exactly this insular worldview that has gotten the mayor in hot... More...

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