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Students and parents boycott Chicago schools to protest new city budget

A group of about 200 Chicago Public Schools students and parents boycotted classes on Wednesday before holding a protest march toward City Hall, in an activist gesture designed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. WBBM-TV reported that the march was also held to call attention…

‘This was a safe haven’: Chicago schoolhouse demolished despite community opposition

Supporters of a Chicago community schoolhouse were arrested Saturday morning while protesting the facility’s demolition, as residents vowed to continue pressuring city leaders to live up to financial commitments. WMAQ-TV reported that 10 people were arrested following the demolition of La Casita, as the informal community center was known. Chicago…