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Protesters Demand CPS, Mayor Halt Cuts, Ask 'Rich to Pay Their Fair Share'

“Our school budgets are getting chopped at the same time families are struggling to stay in their community," said Jennifer Velazquez, a Kelvyn Park High School graduate and local school council member. "The working class is being targeted.”

Logan Square Group Holds Vigil For Ames, Turns Spotlight On Kelvyn Park High

“They have to placate the public by letting them think they are going to talk this through, but they’ve already decided,’’ said Brian Brennan, a Kelvyn Park social studies teacher.

Parents 'Disappointed over Schools Future.'

Ames Middle School parents, students, and advocates held a press conference to call out Alderman Roberto Maldonado's decision to more the Marine Military Academy into the community school.

Ames parents continue fight against Marine Military Academy

Following a week of confusing signals from the alderman, the mayor, and CPs, 85 Ames supporters spent about three hours canvassing their neighborhood on Chicago's Northwest side.

CPS sends mixed signals over plans for middle school and military academy

Maldonado Friday lashed out at the mayor and his handpicked school team and said he stuck his neck out politically to support Emanuel in the plan to combine the two schools and now, he was stuck out on a limb by himself.

Se militariza secundaria Ames en Logan Square (Univision Video 2:19)

Univision Coverage of Mayor Rahm Emanual's announcement of Militarization of Ames Middle School. Interviews with Maria de Jesus Garcia, Alondra Moreno Garcia, Emma Segura, Alderman Roberto Maldonado, ISBE Chairman Jesse Ruiz.  

Emanuel's CHA plan challenged

Leah Levinger drew parallels between the Emanuel’s plan to step up investment in private developments and the parking meter privatization deal.  The PFT’s mixed-income developments have been a “massive transfer of assets to private control,” at great benefit to private developers but with little advantage to taxpayers and the public.

Tribune: Banks, real estate industry expected to oppose ordinance

"Community groups have worked over the past few years to beef up tenant protections within the city and to make renters aware of local ordinances. Still, most groups and legal aid attorneys say they continue to deal with illegal eviction issues."

White House & Mayor Emanuel congratulate LSNA as one of ten best community-school partnerships!

LSNA recognized by United States Department of Education, the Corporation for National & Community Service, and the White House for "Tomorrow School Improvement Challenge."