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Pilsen Sit In

Will Guzzardi

Whittier Parents Brace For Another Fight As CPS Gives Them Cold Shoulder | Will Guzzardi | Posted 08.21.2011 | Chicago

Last fall, a group of mothers in a largely Mexican neighborhood in Chicago made national headlines in their fight to save the fieldhouse at their chil...

How to Fit in at the Sit-In

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

The radical moms from Whittier Elementary School are now in the fifth week of their sit-in at the field house they call La Casita.

UPDATE: Aldermen Order CPS To Turn Heat Back On For Pilsen Sit-In

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago City Council is intervening in a long-running standoff between schools and parents at Pilsen's Whittier Elementary. An order unanimously ...

CPS Tries To Freeze Out Protesting Parents At Pilsen School

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A battle between parents and the Chicago Public Schools has taken a dramatic turn, as the district moves to literally freeze protesters out. At the b...

Emanuel Snubs Whittier Sit-In Protesters During 'Listening Tour'

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Last week, Afghanistan. This week, parents protesting the proposed demolition of a park field house. Former White House chief of staf...