Sunday, January 20, 2008
The Logan Square Neighborhood Association's web site at lsna.net is one of the best web sites in Chicago, according to the cover story in Chicago Magazine 's February issue. The site offers newsletters, calendar items, job and volunteer listings and policy papers, the magazine says, to help readers "keep abreast of this diverse and still changing community."
Not mentioned is that the site, edited by LSNA's Monica Garreton, includes a bilingual button to flip much of the text over to Spanish translations, deep directories of local organizations and businesses, and regular news stories that reflect the organization's advocacy work in affordable housing, immigration, education and other issues important to the neighborhood's mostly Latino families. The site is one of 10 created by New Communities Program lead agencies to provide "portals" for community information. Congrats to LSNA!
Other sites on the list include Alexander Russo's District299.com, a long-running source of news and commentary about the Chicago Public Schools, now hosted on the Catalyst Chicago web site; MarshfieldTattler.blogspot.com, a journal of community life in Back of the Yards; and ChicagoLatinoNetwork.com, which helps Latino professionals keep up with events and meetings.