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Breaking Down Quinn's State Budget Address

During his state budget address Wednesday, Gov. Pat Quinn said he wants to keep $1 million dollar spending level intact for the Parent Mentor Program as part of the Illinois State Board of Education budget.

More than 100 immigration protesters cited after blocking downtown traffic (Video)

LSNA was here with three people participating in Civil Disobedience and fifty leaders there to support.  Up-up with Education. Down-down with Deportation.

Undocumented worker ready to raise her head, get some attention: Brown

"The demonstration outside the Chicago office of U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement [on November 6th at 4pm] is part of a stepped-up campaign seeking Congressional action on comprehensive immigration reform and demanding a halt to the Obama Administration’s deportation efforts."

Casa Guanajuato Quad Cities seeks parent-mentors

LSNA was in the quad cities last week for a parent mentor training...

Organizers and Legislators Band Together to Push for Driver’s License Reform at State Level

"Jennifer Velazquez, an organizer with Logan Square Neighborhood Association and student at Northeastern Illinois University, is one of the many youths that have lost a parent to ICE. Her father was detained by ICE when agents arrived at her family’s home in the early hours of Sept. 14 last year."