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LSNA's Aldermanic Candidate Forum Recap and Questionnaire Answers

Did you miss LSNA's aldermanic forum last Friday, February 8th, 2019? See our answers to our communities' questions here- including responses from the 1st, 26th, 31st, 33rd, and 35th Ward. 

Candidates Promise to Vote No on Mega TIF Bonds at LSNA Aldermanic Forum

Residents of Logan Square, Avondale, Hermosa, and Lathrop packed the auditorium at McAuliffe Elementary (1841 N. Springfield Ave.) Feb. 8 to hear aldermanic candidates speak about the Logan Square Neighborhood Association’s Quality of Life plan, released in December 2018.

Housing organizations OK to sue Cook Assessor over ex-assessor's 'discriminatory' practices

From Cook County Record: Housing assistance organizations have won the right to continue, for now, with a lawsuit against the Cook County Assessor’s office for past property tax assessment practices they claim discriminated against black and Hispanic homeowners, particularly in Chicago.

On Feb. 7, Cook County Circuit Judge Celia Gamrath rejected the county’s attempt to pull the plug on the legal action brought by the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, Logan Square Neighborhood Association and South Suburban Housing Center.

How to win over Northwest Side voters: Chicago aldermen candidates hone in on high school plans

Photo Credit: Cassie Walker Burke / Chalkbeat Chicago

Organized by the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Friday’s event brought together candidates from six of the city’s most competitive aldermanic races. Thirteen candidates filled the stage, including some incumbents, such as Aldermen Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st  Ward), Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th Ward), and Milly Santiago (31st Ward).

StoryCorps Chicago: ‘Gentrification Is Colonization’

Ashley Galvan Ramos is an anti-gentrification activist in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, where she grew up.

Five Mayoral Hopefuls Commit to Ambitious Progressive Agenda at Forum

“We want the next mayor of Chicago to know we’ve had enough of the devastation in our communities,” said Ashley Galvan Ramos of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, who helped open the event by leading a ‘mic check.’

Chicago Neighborhoods Front And Center At Forum For Mayoral Candidates

“We are here to send a message to the candidates that our communities..."

Activistas presentan plan para frenar el desplazamiento urbano en el vecindario de Hermosa, en Chicago

"Organizaciones comunitarias han diseñado un plan para evitar que en un futuro cercano cientos de latinos sean víctimas del..."

As Gentrification Moves West, Hermosa And Logan Square Leaders Launch Plan To Fight Displacement

"Logan Square Neighborhood Association partnered with Local Initiatives Support Corporation, or LISC, on the 56-page plan, which doubles as a report on the state..."

Mayoral forum recap: all the answers, none ...

At back-to-back forums last week 11 candidates fielded questions and even provided some answers.

Plan unveiled to reconfigure Logan Square traffic circle

"Bicyclist Juan Sebastian Arias, who lives in Logan Square and bikes to work in the Loop, supports bike safety. He is also a member of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, which has raised concerns that an unintended consequence of improving the traffic circle could be ..."

How Chicago Is Making its Own Affordable Housing Crisis Worse

Logan Square residents and supporters march for racial equity and affordable housing in the rapidly gentrifying north side neighborhood of Logan Square in Chicago on October 23, 2018.

Chicago Has A Plan To Build Near CTA Trains. But Who Does It Help?

Christian Diaz of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association stands in the Emmet Street parking lot, a city-owned lot where housing advocates envision an affordable TOD development for working-class Latino families that might otherwise be priced out of the rapidly...

WCIU-TV QLP Interview/ LISC Chicago

Quality-of-Life Plan and neighborhood.

Fight for affordable housing near transit lines takes on new urgency

“If we don’t use this moment right now to ensure that Logan Square remains inclusive and affordable, 10 years from now, 20 years from now, it will be Lincoln Park...”

Neighbors March Against Displacement in Logan Square

The demonstrators called on community members to vote out elected officials who aren’t doing enough to prevent longtime residents from being priced out of the community...

Logan Square Anti-Gentrification March Draws 500 People: ‘Fight Today, Vote Tomorrow’

"I want my son to graduate from the school I graduated from. I want my friends and family to continue to live in their neighborhoods."

Logan Square burns hot as many city neighborhoods cool down

The median price of a house sold in the Near West neighborhood in the first nine months of the year rose by a little more than 19 percent.

Logan Square Activists To March For Development Without Gentrification

More than 600 activists and their supporters are planning to march through the neighborhood next week.

JLC and the LSNA Testimonial Video

JLC and the LSNA Testimonial Video

Development In Humboldt Park Sparks Discussions Of Gentrification

“These are monuments to the displacement of working class families in Chicago and it’s a painful..."

Teamwork Englewood’s Grant Will Take Some Safe Passage Workers From The Streets To Inside The Classroom

Teamwork Englewood won a $50,000 grant from the Illinois Parent Mentoring Program, administered by the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, according to Rosalind Moore, director of programs for Teamwork Englewood.

How One Alderman Is Working to Demystify Redevelopment

The signage indicating zoning changes is notoriously impenetrable. In Logan Square, Carlos Ramirez-Rosa is rolling out new rules.

Comunidad se reúne para buscar soluciones al desplazamiento urbano en un barrio de Chicago

"Este jueves una iglesia abrió sus puertas para residentes y varias organizaciones que discutieron sobre este fenómeno en Logan Square..."

New Wave of Parent Mentors Graduate Program

"A new wave of extraordinary parents graduated from one of the city’s fastest growing programs, Parent Mentor on Friday, June 8th at Back of the Yards High School. Originally developed by the Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) in 1995, the Parent Mentor Program has grown...

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