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Monthly Archives: October 2011
Last Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 a 15 year-old female student walking to Calumet Perspectives Charter School was held at gunpoint, pulled into a black van and raped while the van drove around the block. Community members say that the van … Continue reading
Tuesday, October 11th, Action Now held a rally at the Bank of America at Adams and Lasalle to drop off trash from one of their vacant buildings at 3328 W. Monroe. During the rally, Bank of America had five Action … Continue reading
On Monday, October 10th, over 150 Action Now members joined thousands of people from other labor, community and progressive organizations at the “Take Back Chicago” rally downtown. We marched to the Art Institute because there was a gala being held … Continue reading
Action Now members held a rally and press conference on Thursday October 6th, because they were concerned about an unsecured vacant lot in the 27th Ward where a woman was raped in June of 2011. Chase Bank is responsible for … Continue reading
West Side Members Hold Press Conference And March To Call Attention To Rape Inside A Vacant Bank-Owned Building
Action Now held a press conference and rally on October 4th at a vacant building in East Garfield Park where there was a rape and beating, to show the necessity of strict enforcement of the Vacant Property Ordinance. The violence … Continue reading
In August of 2011 there was a fire at a vacant building at 1210 W. 52nd Street that spread to surrounding buildings and resulted in the death of two people. The city spent $10,000 of taxpayers’ money to demolish the … Continue reading
On Sunday, October 2nd, Action Now joined the Chicago Teachers Union, Alderman Deborah Graham (29th Ward) and Alderman Bob Fioretti (2nd Ward) to support a new ordinance that would require owners of foreclosed and vacant properties located within a 1,000-yard-radius … Continue reading