From the Chicago Tribune:
With an assist from the Chicago Teachers Union, local school council members from nine city schools are asking a Cook County judge to block Chicago Public Schools from closing or “turning around” 17 underperforming schools this year.
Union attorneys, working on behalf of the community members, filed for injunctive relief Thursday, asking the court to intervene in the closings process. That may not occur before the Chicago Board of Education is expected to vote on the issue Feb. 22, union officials said. But the board vote will have no bearing on the legal aspects of the case, said union attorney Tom Geoghegan.
“We’re seeking injunctive relief from the actions, not the vote,” he said.