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Whittier Elementary School Fieldhouse On West 23rd Street. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM Photo)

Whittier Fieldhouse Protesters Acquitted Of Trespassing

They were arrested when they tried to stop the demolition of the Whittier Elementary School fieldhouse — known as La Casita — which came without warning.

12/06/2013

(Lisa Fielding/WBBM Photo)

Whittier Parents Succeed In Blocking New Library

Pilsen parents who once staged a 43-day sit-in to get a library at Whittier Elementary School now have succeeded in getting the project halted.

06/29/2011

Whittier Elementary School Parents

Whittier School Sit-In Continues Despite Passing Of Deadline

Parents sitting in at the Whittier Elementary School fieldhouse let a construction deadline come and go Tuesday.

WBBM Newsradio–06/29/2011

Whittier Elementary School Fieldhouse On West 23rd Street. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM Photo)

Whittier School Sit-In Will Block New Library

The sit-in by parents at Whittier Elementary School in Pilsen will continue, even though it will mean no library will be built for students for the coming school year.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2011

Chicago Public Schools previously shut off the gas at the Whittier School field house, the site of a standoff with parents. (CBS)

Protesting Parents Continue Sit-In At Whittier Elementary School

The latest sit-in at the Whittier Elementary School, in Pilsen, is in its third day, as protesting parents formulate a response to a warning from new Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard.

WBBM Newsradio–06/25/2011

Parent Gema Gaete says Chicago Public Schools officials have reneged on a promise over the Whittier Elementary School field house. (CBS)

New Dispute Erupts At Pilsen Elementary School Between Parents, CPS

For the second time in less than a year, parents have begun to mount an around-the-clock sit-in at the field house adjacent to the Whittier Elementary School, in the Southwest Side Pilsen neighborhood.

06/23/2011

Whittier Elementary School Fieldhouse On West 23rd Street. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM Photo)

Still No Library At Whittier School; Parents Protest

A noisy demonstration outside a Chicago School Board meeting today indicates that the controversy over an old field house at Whittier Elementary School is not over.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2011

Whittier Elementary School Fieldhouse On West 23rd Street. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM Photo)

CPS Offers Whittier Parents 5 Options For Library

Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman has presented parents at Whittier Elementary School with five proposals for placing a library at the school where parents staged a six-week sit in demanding a library.

CBS Chicago–10/29/2010

Whittier Elementary School Fieldhouse On West 23rd Street. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM Photo)

Huberman Signs Agreement To Build Library At Whittier

Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman agreed Wednesday to give parents at Whittier Elementary School a signed letter committing to a deal to put a library at Whittier, which could end a weeks-long sit-in at the school’s field house.

CBS 2–10/27/2010

Whittier Elementary School Parents

Potential Deal To End Whittier School Standoff

Parents and activists have reached a tentative deal with the Chicago Public Schools that could end a month-long standoff at Whittier Elementary School.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2010

Whittier Elementary School Fieldhouse On West 23rd Street. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM Photo)

Whittier School Parents Still Protesting

The Chicago Public Schools are offering a compromise to end the stalemate over a field house at Whittier Elementary School, but parents aren’t ready to end their sit-in just yet.

CBS 2–10/19/2010

Whittier Protest

CPS Meets Parents’ Demands At Whittier School

Some parents met with Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Ron Huberman this morning, as they fight to save an old field house at Whittier Elementary School.

10/18/2010

A Scene From The Parent Sit-In At The Whittier Elementary School Fieldhouse. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM Photo)

Whittier School Sit-In Parents Claim Small Victory

They want the fieldhouse saved and are pleased by a meeting with the alderman and schools CEO. PHOTOS

WBBM Newsradio–10/14/2010

Chicago Public Schools previously shut off the gas at the Whittier School field house, the site of a standoff with parents. (CBS)

School Bosses Cut Off Gas To Standoff Site

The fight over the field house at Whittier Elementary School in the Pilsen neighborhood is about to get worse.

10/04/2010

(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Makeshift Library Opens As Sit-In Continues

CHICAGO (WBBM) – The sit-in continues, and a makeshift library has opened in the fieldhouse that Chicago Public Schools officials want to tear down at Pilsen’s Whittier Elementary School. About three dozen children tore a […]

WBBM Newsradio–10/01/2010