Solis a proven leader in 25th Ward

Letter to the editor

03/09/2011

On April 5, the 25th Ward will have the opportunity to select a progressive leader in education and re-elect Alderman Danny Solis. As a former educator and alderman for the last 15 years, Danny’s approach is more sophisticated than just “listening to the teacher’s union.”
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Schools need to represent community

01/26/2011

The University Village Association organized a community effort seventeen months ago to address the issue of a lack of access in our community to quality public education in a socioeconomically diverse learning environment. Aldermen Danny Solis and Bob Fioretti have worked diligently on education issues in their wards. We have worked closely with both of them to determine how to improve all of the schools here and to increase access to education.
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Shovel those walks, or else

01/05/2011

Having been in Brooklyn and Manhattan during the great Boxing Day dump of 2010, I saw two major differences between NYC and Chicago. First, Chicago plows better and sooner despite NYC sanitation trucks morphing into snow plows at the fall of a flurry.
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Community left out of school inequity issue

11/17/2010

As this week’s Chicago Journal goes to print, the Chicago Board of Education may be voting on a recommendation by outgoing CEO Ron Huberman to expand Andrew Jackson Language Academy (Jackson) into the unused Jefferson school building on West Fillmore.
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Keep chambers

11/03/2010

Budgets are tight across the board. From municipalities and cities to corporations and non-profits, economic recovery is slow. Businesses from Halsted Street to State Street are in need of support.
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CTA should clean emissions

11/03/2010

Recently, it was announced that Chicago Transit Authority will receive $2.2 million in funding through the Department of Transportation’s TIGGER II and Clean Fuels grant programs. CTA plans to purchase two new all-electric, battery-powered buses.
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Daley is green

11/03/2010

Mayor Daley has done much to create a green Chicago. Millennium Park, a cultural gem, was built over unsightly rail tracks. Our lakefront is gorgeous. We have green rooftops and flowers everywhere.
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Cutting the chamber does not help the city

10/27/2010

Budgets are tight across the board. From municipalities and cities to corporations and non-profits, economic recovery is slow. Businesses from Halsted Street to State Street are in need of support.
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Good list

09/01/2010

I am a resident of the University Village (I live on Fillmore) and I teach at Smyth Magnet School. I was particularly saddened (as were about 1,500 other staff, students, and parents) to read your article about Smyth “not being good enough” for families in our community.
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More access

09/01/2010

I know about Smyth. Smyth is a low performing school and always have been. Smyth was the lowest performing school when Ris, Jefferson, Medill, and Gladstone was open.
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