Valerie in the News

City in Process of Granting $170 Million to Fix up Foreclosures, North Lawndale Wants its Share

Local Politicians Behind on Social Media
Austin Weekly News, October 27, 2010

North Lawndale Resident Runs Grassroots Campaign for Alderman
October 20, 2010, Medill Reports Chicago

Facing Broad Range of Problems, 24th Ward Draws Active Campaign
Austin Weekly News, October 13, 2010

West Side Activist Makes Bid for 24th Ward Alderman
Austin Weekly News, August 18, 2010

Valerie F. Leonard and the Lawndale Alliance

June 11, 2010, Voice Newspapers

Online Newspapers

February 20, 2008, Chi-Town Daily News, Commission okays controversial Lawndale TIF,12182


September 4, 2009,No Games Chicago, No Games Visits DePaul Class

Politicians Score Big Time On Olympics For 2016…

May 29, 2009, Olympic Leverage In Lawndale

July 15, 2008, Community Media Workshop: Newstips, TIF Turf

April 15, 2008, Community Media Workshop: Newstips, Lawndale TIF Cuts Housing List

April 1, 2008, Chicago Lawndale Residents Fight Eminent Domain - Update

March 16, 2009, Valerie Leonard TIF Testimony
Public Testimony to the Joint Committee on Finance and Committee on Economic, Capital and Technology Development In Support of the Proposed Sunshine Ordinance

February 20, 208, Lawndale Gets Controversial Taxing District, Chicago Metropolitan Planning Council. (Original Source: Chi-Town Daily News)

March, 2008, Castle Coalition, Citizens Fighting Eminent Domain Abuse Success Stories

March 28, 2008, Community Media Workshop: Newstips, Help for Lawndale 'TIF Dwellers'

February 17, 2008, The Broken Heart of Rogers Park, *The Senator Steans TIF News We Should've Known About a Month Ago

Thursday, March 11, 2010,Work Ongoing to Rehab Chicago's Foreclosed Properties

February 19, 2010, CBS 2 Chicago, Neighbors Want City To Buy More Foreclosures
Residents Of North Lawndale Said Chicago Is Sitting On Funds That Could Help Their District