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Several protests are planned Wednesday against CPS budget cuts.

The Chicago Teachers Union is picketing the district’s headquarters, before marching to the Thompson Center.

They are protesting the more than 3,500 layoffs since May, and a bill that would fund a basketball arena at DePaul University.

Parents rallying at City Hall are asking Mayor Emanuel to use TIF funds to restore art, music and gym programs.

And, CPS students plan to address the school board at Wednesday’s monthly meeting.

The district is facing a $1 billion budget deficit this year.