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North Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Von Steuben High School Votes To Keep In-School Police

Many said they supported having school resource officers at the North Park school, but they want the officers to interact more with the school community.

Lincoln Park, Old Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Lincoln Park High School Votes Out School Police Amid Pressure From Students, Alumni

The school council members said they were listening to students and alumni in voting to remove the school's on-campus police.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville Primary category in which blog post is published

Lake View High School Keeps School Police, But Plans To Revisit Issue When In-Person Classes Resume

Members of the Lake View council said they want the principal to use the first quarter of the school year, when all learning will be online, to craft a structured plan for school resource officers.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published

After Mayor Rejects Defunding Police, Youth Activists Bring Demands To Her Neighborhood

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday again made it clear she does not intend to defund the Chicago Police Department, but youth activists aren't giving up the fight.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Here’s How Chicago Schools Voted On Police In Schools So Far

So far, 33 councils have decided to retain the police program, while 12 councils will remove police from schools. More than 70 schools with police officers will need to vote by Friday.

South Chicago, East Side Primary category in which blog post is published

George Washington High School Votes To Remove On-Campus Officers: ‘When Our Students Speak Up, We Need To Listen’

The East Side high school's local school council voted to remove its officers after students organized over the last month against the school's police presence.

Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

Simeon Career Academy Votes To Keep Police On Campus — For Now

"Just knowing that an officer has a handgun on their hip causes so much stress on the students, not knowing if our lives will be taken away," one student said in asking the council to remove police.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

Whitney Young Votes To Keep Officers On Campus — After Every Student At Meeting Asked For Them To Be Removed

One parent volunteer said the city put local school councils in a bad position by forcing them to decide on whether cops should stay in schools. "We aren’t experts on school safety or equity and inclusion," she said.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa Primary category in which blog post is published

Steinmetz College Prep Votes To Keep Police Officers On Campus

The Belmont Cragin high school is the latest school that has opted to keep officers in place.