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Future of Ames, Kelvyn Schools Focus of Logan Square Association Congress

If CPS chief executive officer Barbara Byrd Bennett "is committed to the students then she should be here,” Valasquez said. “We’re scared and skeptical — August is right around the corner and no one has a plan.”

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.

Camino de la Reforma - Univision TV Coverage of 11/06/13 Immigration demonstration at ICE. (Video)

Thank you to the many LSNA leaders who participated in this demonstration on behalf of the many people who have been deported.  Time for House Speaker Boehner to call a vote on immigration reform.

"Que Viva"

Lissette Castaneda, a housing leader at LSNA, recalled Zapata’s origins in the NCP planning process and singled out staff and volunteers who went the extra mile to get it done.

“We have worked hard,” Castaneda said, and must continue to work hard “for the next 61 families” who need affordable housing. In that struggle, she said “we can look back to this shining light, so we will never have to doubt our power—the power of justice—ever again.”

Zapata Zapped? Agencies Fight Back from LISC RE:NEW Magazine

It’s a joint effort that reflects the best thinking of NCP’s two high-achieving Northwest Side community groups.

It’s comprehensive—seeking to provide green and affordable housing, create jobs, enliven a tired arterial street and stabilize enrollment at nearby schools. It even had, once upon a time, the enthusiastic support of City Hall.

Thank You Aldermen

Thank you Aldermen