South Side community members say they will ask the mayor this morning to help them get Internet access at their flood-damaged library and to hear their concerns for a new neighborhood school.
At an 11 a.m. news conference at City Hall, the group will also ask for a meeting with the mayor to go over their proposal for a new neighborhood high school, so students don't have to attend Fenger High School, where a student was beaten to death, according to a news release.
Altgeld Gardens residents have already urged the Chicago Board of Education to open a new neighborhood school in Carver Military Academy. They say students feel unsafe walking to and attending Fenger.
The news release says neighbors have collected 598 pledges so far in support of the new school, which would be called The Hazel Johnson School for Environmental Justice.