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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.”

Planned and Delivered: Long March to Zapata Apts.

“The most impressive thing,” said Susana Vasquez, LISC Chicago’s executive director, “is that they (Bickerdike and LSNA) strategically set out to strengthen both the Armitage corridor and their stock of affordable housing. They stuck to their plan, no matter what, and they made it happen.”

A High-rise at Lathrop Homes?

Journalist Curtis Black documents that CHA's talk about replacing Lathrop's public housing units is just that - talk, with no commitments envisioned in  the Lathrop master plan.

New jobs don't really help displaced factory workers

On Tuesday, though, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that Coyote Logistics will be adding 400 jobs this year at its new location in the Green Exchange, 2565 W. Diversey, which will bring its total work force at the site to more than 1,000 employees.

Sweet Home Chicago Ordinance For Affordable Housing Faces City Hall Opposition

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/08/sweet-home-chicago-ordina_n_793818.html?