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Protesters are arrested at City Hall on Monday. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM Newsradio)

Protesters are arrested at City Hall on Monday. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM Newsradio)

CHICAGO (CBS) — More than a dozen people protesting the plans to close more than 50 Chicago public schools were arrested on Monday at City Hall.

About 18 protesters, who were blocking the elevators on the first floor, had gone to City Hall to deliver petitions opposing the planned closing of schools that the city says are underutilized or underperforming.

The group was led in plastic handcuffs into waiting police vans around 3:15 p.m. They have since been released.

School Board members are scheduled to vote Wednesday, but CBS 2 has learned they’re dividing schools into categories.

Schools for which there’s no disagreement will be voted on as a group. Controversial cases will be considered individually, and still others removed from the closing list at the last minute.