| January 26, 2018
Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin will host the event from 9 to noon Jan. 27 at 5100 Harrison St. Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m., with the discussion starting at 10 a.m. Adam Alonzo, Iesha Hollins and Valerie Leonard will serve as moderators.
| February 23, 2016
Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin will honor three local leaders and the Illinois Civil Liberties Union Feb. 27 at the Columbus Park Refectory.
| January 4, 2016
Activists, some elected officials continue to push for the taxpayer funds to be used to improve Austin.
| November 11, 2014
State Rep. La Shawn Ford calls for Gov.-elect Rauner to included.
| October 9, 2014
Local resident Valerie Leonard helps organizations by challenging them to become compliant in 30 days.
| September 5, 2012
West Side advocate Valerie Leonard looks back at the changes made by the act and talks to other activists about the reforms they think are needed for Chicago schools.
| April 23, 2012
West Side advocate and community development consultant, Valerie Leonard, is urging residents to contact their alderman before tomorrow’s 10 a.m. special Chicago City Council meeting.
| March 21, 2011
The ballot has been narrowed from 18 candidates to two. The current alderman, Sharon Dixon, faces Michael Chandler, who used to represent the area.