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U.S. urban park makeovers - boon and bane for residents

Lucy Gomez-Feliciano owns a house one block from the 606 and says her Logan Square Neighborhood Association is frustrated by what is seen as the unwillingness of the city and Trust for Public Land to make affordable housing safeguards part of the project.

Pilot program to train Seattle parents for larger role at school

Parents wishing for a larger role in their children’s schools may get the chance through a pilot program in Seattle that will train 20 volunteers as classroom aides.

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.”

Community Group To Chicago Board Of Ed: Let Voters Decide Fate Of Ames

Let the voters decide.  
Vote March 18th in Ward 1: pct 26  Ward 26: Pct 8,23,24,49  Ward 35: 12,13,16

Mentor Program Benefits Students and Parents Alike (Video)

The Logan Square Parent Mentor Program shatters the notion that all low income parents are too busy to spend time at school or just don't care.

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."

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.

Avondale Neighborhood Gets New Education Campus

Sharon Hahs, president of Northeastern Illinois University, “We believe it is important to be a community partner, and we look forward to many other joint initiatives with the Logan Square Neighborhood Association in the future.” 

Preview of Draft Master Plan for Lathrop Homes released

The plan calls for preserving most of the Lathrop's buildings north of Diversey Parkway, but demolishing all but three buildings south of Diversey.  It continues to include 45 percent market-rate development.

Cabrini-Green residents sue CHA over renovated units

"Public housing in not a bad word. Public housing is a safety net that needs to be preserved, rehabilitated or built new," said Jessie Avraham, from the Chicago Housing Initiative.

Illegal Evictions Protest: Sheriff, Alderman Join Fight

"Mike Stanek, of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, led protesters in an attempt to meet with CHIProperties representatives, but they were refused admittance."

Remarkable Woman: Susana Vasquez

Nonprofit executive gives the underserved a voice in neighborhood revitalization

Community Advocates See CTU Strike As Opportunity To Highlight National Education Issues

Jennifer Velazquez, an organizer with the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, says freedom camps will explain to CPS students “why teachers are striking.”