The action at Herbert is one of 61 school closures, mergers and turnarounds announced by CPS. It will be the largest number of school closures in U.S. history.
Thousands of teachers, parents, students and city residents protested the announcement by Chicago Board of Education that it will close 54 schools effecting 30,000 students.
Chicago has become the national spotlight for gun violence, especially affecting African American teenagers and children.
Ninety percent of students affected would be African American, an action that would be another destabilizing blow to African American communities.
Prayers poured in from around the country for Jonylah Watkins, the six month-old baby girl who died this morning after being shot five times.
Hundreds of students, teachers, parents, staff members, and allies packed Chicago's Fuller Park Fieldhouse Thursday night.
In 1983, Washington won the Democratic mayoral primary and later was elected the first African-American Mayor of Chicago, serving from 1983 until his death in 1987.
Don't break our hearts, stop in the name of love; we can't have cuts to programs we depend upon.
TIFs - or Tax Increment Financing - is a method powerful financial interests have devised to divert public monies to private coffers.
CHICAGO- Teachers here will vote on Sunday, Sept. 16, whether to continue or end the weeklong strike. Some 800 elected union delegates met today and decided they needed to see - in writing - more details on the framework hammered out by negotiators.