• Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1 p.m.: Preliminary hearing for nine CTU members
    Cook County Criminal Court, 3150 W. Flournoy St., Chicago
    Members will hold a press availability immediately after court.

 CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2019—Nine Chicago Teachers Union members are due in Cook County Criminal Court today to face misdemeanor charges for trespassing. The charges stem from a protest and sit-in at the headquarters of developer Sterling Bay during the CTU strike. The act of civil disobedience sought to draw attention to billions of public TIF dollars being awarded to wealthy, clouted developers rather than common good needs like class size enforcement, clean facilities and a librarian in every school.

CTU educators held the sit-in when Sterling Bay executives refused accept a letter calling on the developer to renegotiate the TIF deal the company made with the City.

The courthouse is located at 3150 W. Flournoy St. on Chicago’s West Side. The arrestees, their attorney, community supporters and CTU Vice President Stacy Davis Gates will hold a press availability at the conclusion of the hearing.