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Whittier, La Casita News Roundup

by CTU COMMUNICATIONS  |  08/19/2013

CPS skips permit in demolition of Whittier school fieldhouse (Sun-Times)
http://www.suntimes.com/news/cityhall/22028508-418/cps-skips-permit-in-demolition-of-whittier-school-fieldhouse.html

Chicago Public Schools demolishes ramshackle, but symbolic, field house (WBEZ)
http://www.wbez.org/news/chicago-public-schools-demolishes-ramshackle-symbolic-field-house-108446

Pilsen Community Holds Vigil After CPS Demolishes Whittier Elementary Fieldhouse (Progress Illinois)
http://www.progressillinois.com/quick-hits/content/2013/08/18/pilsen-community-holds-vigil-after-cps-demolishes-whittier-elementary-

Parent group decries demolition of Whittier field house (Catalyst Chicago)
http://www.catalyst-chicago.org/notebook/2013/08/18/25284/parent-group-decries-demolition-whittier-field-house

Whittier Elementary Fieldhouse Demolished...After CPS Agreed to Preservation (Huffington Post)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/17/whittier-elementary-field_n_3773264.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

ILLUSTRATION: Whittier protest (Tracy Barrientos)
Whittier fieldhouse in Pilsen razed, protestors arrested (FOX Chicago)
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/23163176/whittier-fieldhouse-in-pilsen-razed-protesters-arrested

La Casita. Whittier School. Pilsen. Chicago. (Fred Klonsky)
http://preaprez.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/la-casita-whittier-school-pilsen-chicago/

CPS Demolishes Whittier Fieldhouse Despite Parents' Protests (DNAinfo)
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130817/pilsen/cps-demolishes-whittier-fieldhouse-despite-parents-protests

Whittier Fieldhouse Razed, Protestors Arrested (CBS Chicago)
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/08/17/demolition-begins-on-sw-side-fieldhouse-despite-protests/ 

Updates from confrontation between parents, CPS crews at Whittier Elementary (Sun-Times)
http://voices.suntimes.com/news/breaking-news/updates-from-attempted-demolition-at-whittier-elementary/

Demolition of Whittier Field House Underway (WMAQ TV)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Pilsen-Parents-Protest-Demolition-of-Dilapidated-Field-House-220040171.html

Near West Side fieldhouse torn down despite community protests (Tribune)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-whittier-school-chicago-fieldhouse-protest,0,6797643.story

Whittier School demolition protest as building comes down; parents arrested (WLS TV)
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=9209661

Whittier community stand-off against CPS demolition team (YouTube video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCDHiTkJsbI

ILLUSTRATION: Whittier video still (Xian Barrett)

Pilsen residents sit-in, protest demolition at Whittier Elementary (WGN TV)
http://wgntv.com/2013/08/17/pilsen-residents-sit-in-protest-demolition-at-whittier-elementary/

Pilsen parents call fieldhouse demolition a ‘betrayal’ — CPS cites safety concerns (Sun-Times)
http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/21984396-418/pilsen-parents-call-fieldhouse-demolition-a-betryal-cps-cites-safety-concerns.html

BREAKING: Rahm Sends in Police to Demolish La Casita (Daily Kos)
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/17/1231807/-BREAKING-Rahm-Sends-in-Police-to-Demolish-La-Casita#

Whittier: What Fanned the Flames (Chicago Reader)
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/whittier-elementary-pilsen-library-field-house/Content?oid=2699244

Extensive coverage at Substance News
http://www.substancenews.net/

CPS Begins Demolition of Whittier Elementary Fieldhouse Overnight [UPDATE] (Chicagoist)
http://chicagoist.com/2013/08/17/cps_begins_demolition_of_whittier_e.php

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