Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign Supports the Foreclosed-Upon on the North Shore, IL & Calls for Moratorium

Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign Supports the Foreclosed-Upon on the North Shore, IL & Calls for Moratorium

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Publication Date: 
October 19, 2010
Author: 
Dan Moran
Organization Title: 
Lake County News-Sun

WAUKEGAN — With controversy circling around foreclosures nationwide, community activist Margaret Carrasco called on Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran this week to impose a moratorium on evictions enforced by his office.

“Winter’s coming up, and all the seasonal workers are going to be out of work,” Carrasco said Tuesday. “We’re asking him for just one year — hold off (on evictions) for a year, or just until springtime.”

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Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign Demands Moratorium on Financially-Motivated Evictions

Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign Demands Moratorium on Financially-Motivated Evictions

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Publication Date: 
October 14, 2010
Organization Title: 
CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (WBBM) - The Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign delivered a five day notice to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart demanding he impose a moratorium on all financially motivated evictions in Cook County.

The group claims that Cook County’s record number of foreclosures has marked Chicago as the nation’s leader in evictions, severely impacting the city’s African-American and Latino neighborhoods.

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Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign Fights Foreclosure With Ortiz Family & Their Community Day Care Center

Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign Fights Foreclosure With Ortiz Family & Their Community Day Care Center

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August 23, 2010
Author: 
Caitlin Sheehan
Organization Title: 
SocialistWorker.org

IN THE Chicago neighborhood of Rogers Park, Miguel Ortiz and his family have been working hard in preparation for opening a day-care center in their home. In addition to supplying free and affordable child care to low-income families in the neighborhood, and a safe space for children to go after school, this community house would bring a number of much-needed jobs to the community.

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Organizer with Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign Fights to Save Home, Livelihood & Community Asset

Organizer with Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign Fights to Save Home, Livelihood & Community Asset

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Publication Date: 
August 17, 2010
Author: 
Theresa Gutierrez
Organization Title: 
ABC Chicago

Watch the video and read the article documenting a family's struggle to stop foreclosure on a day care center and community meeting space.

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Cabrini Green Faces Predatory Redevelopment

Cabrini Green Faces Predatory Redevelopment

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Publication Date: 
June 7, 2010
Author: 
Megan Cottrell
Organization Title: 
True/Slant

It’s not a particularly good time for Dirreatha Smith to move. This month, her oldest daughter graduates from high school, the middle one goes to prom, and the next finishes eighth grade. How do you plan a party when you’ve got 30 days to move out of your home of 18 years?

But that’s what Smith has to do. The Chicago Housing Authority has announced it’s closing her building in Cabrini-Green, 1230 N. Larrabee. She moves in just 5 days – hardly enough time to pack up a whole life’s worth of memories.

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Anti-Eviction Campaign on Chicago Independent TV

Anti-Eviction Campaign on Chicago Independent TV

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Publication Date: 
February 2, 2010
Author: 
Sergio Barreto
Organization Title: 
Chicago Examiner

The February edition of Chicago Independent Television highlights the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign, which started out as an attempt to keep former Cabrini Green resident Lenise Forrest from being put out on the street before expanding into a citywide campaign against evictions and displacement.

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Can the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign Work?

Can the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign Work?

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Publication Date: 
January 8, 2010
Author: 
Megan Cottrell
Organization Title: 
True/Slant

Right now, a dedicated group of volunteers and organizers are working to stop the poor from being thrown out in the cold.

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Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign Launches Campaign with Successful Blockade

Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign Launches Campaign with Successful Blockade

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Publication Date: 
November 22, 2009
Author: 
CIMC - MS
Organization Title: 
Chicago IMC

From the newswire: "On Tuesday, the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign kicked off its first day with a successful blockade at the home of Lenise Forrest, a community member and mother of two. At 9AM on November 17, supporters began arriving to blockade the house from eviction, and with the increasing police presence circling the block, many people were wondering what would happen next.

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