A school resource officer walks the halls of Benito Juarez Community Academy in January of 2019. The school's LSC voted to remove resource officers from the Pilsen school Wednesday. Chicago Police Department/Facebook

Some Chicago School Councils Tasked With Voting On Police In Schools Aren’t Following The Rules

The process so far underscores long-standing issues around the transparency of the groups, how much they are supported and trained, and lackluster participation.

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Art West Freedom Fest Begins Sunday, Showcasing West Side Talent

The festival will feature artists, performers and entrepreneurs to showcase creative opportunities on the West Side.

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As Chicago Makes Headway On School Council Transparency, Some Say It Doesn’t Go Far Enough

CPS pledged to centrally track basic meeting information on cops in schools votes, but they aren't collecting meeting times or links to virtual meetings that are essential to public participation.