WEST LOOP — Nine Chicago Teachers Union protesters were arrested Tuesday outside prominent developer Sterling Bay’s West Loop headquarters.
The arrests came during a CTU sit-in at the developer’s building. Teachers earlier in the day protested at the site of Sterling Bay’s unbuilt megaproject Lincoln Yards, arguing tax increment financing dollars being spent for the project should go to education.
“We are targeting Lincoln Yards because it’s being funded in part by TIF money that should be going to our schools,” CTU said in a statement.
Sterling Bay tweeted that Tuesday’s arrests didn’t come at the request of the developer, but rather “at the request of Fulton West’s new management and ownership.”