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Monthly Archives: February 2012
Action Now members held a candlelight vigil on February 28th with other Englewood residents, religious leaders and Alderman Toni Foulkes for the 13 year old girl that was raped while walking to school in West Englewood. On February 21st, 2012 … Continue reading
Chip Mitchell, a reporter at WBEZ (91.5 FM) was trying to investigate claims made by Herzl Elementary School parents that CPS has let the school building fall apart and refused to give it adequate resources. Parents say CPS is finally … Continue reading
My name is Marsha Godard and I am a Board Member of Action Now. In 2009, I lost my job and had trouble making payments on monthly bills including my mortgage. During the next two years, I spent time looking … Continue reading
Action Now members joined hundreds of other parents, students and community members to protest Mayor Emanuel and CPS’ policy of school closings and turnarounds. The march began at Lakeview High School where parents, teachers and students spoke about why they … Continue reading
WBEZ-FM (91.5) broadcasted a great story this morning (February 20th) about our rally at CPS Chief Administrative Officer Tim Cawley’s house last week. We held the protest to demand that he stop closing schools, and instead give the schools the … Continue reading
Back in December of 2011, the Federal Housing and Finance Agency (FHFA) filed a lawsuit against the City of Chicago’s Vacant Property Ordinance. The FHFA lawsuit was an attempt to exempt Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from having to maintain … Continue reading
On February 6th, Action Now members traveled to CPS Chief Administrative Officer Tim Cawley’s neighborhood in Winnetka because members are upset that their neighbors are being paid by CPS contractors to sell out schools in their own communities. At the … Continue reading
On Sunday, February 12th, leaders from Action Now and the Chicago Teachers Union were joined by, parents, public safety advocates and Aldermen Deborah Graham (29), Robert Fioretti (2) and Toni Foulkes (15) in a press conference to call for the … Continue reading