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CHA maneuvering on Lathrop Homes an unfortunate development

“It’s not the final step by any means,” Sahli (CHA Chief Housing Officer) said, adding that “there’s still lots of room for community discussion.”  But for those who have seen the CHA mow down its public housing stock without always making good on its promises, such assurances have an unsettling ring.

Ames residents ‘relying on the democratic process’ in saving school

“If [CPS] proceeds [with the conversion],” said Barrera, “They will say clearly that it doesn’t matter what the community is doing, what they are saying or what they want.”

Ames outperforms Marine.

No Military Coup at Ames Middle School!

Conflicto por escuela militar en Chicago

Un grupo de padres y activistas miembros de la organización Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) se manifestó frente a la Academia Phoenix en oposición de la conversión al grito de “Ames no está a la venta”. (Front Page Story in Hoy 11/4/13)

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.

CPS: Marine Academy Not Moving to Ames, but Ames Will Have Military Focus

CPS says Ames Middle School won't close after all, but it will have a new high school and a military focus.

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.