Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Your Good Deed for the Day (link is now fixed)

A friend asked me to post this opportunity to give everybody a chance to both help out a local school and preserve a piece of Chicago architectural with just a couple clicks of your mouse.

Von Steuben High School is one of Chicago’s top high schools, and alma mater of many living on the North Side. In 2003, Newsweek selected Von Steuben as one of 100 top public high schools in the country. Now the school is in the running for up to a $1 million grant from the Partners in Preservation program.

The Partners in Preservation program was launched in 2006 as an initiative in which American Express, in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, pledged $5 million over a five-year period toward preserving historic sites in the United States. This commitment will help protect historic and cultural landmarks and will strengthen local communities. This year, the focus and $1 million, will be on Chicago.

I urge everyone to cast a vote to help Von Steuben High School win a grant that will help repair the school’s historic façade and preserve this architectural gem for years into the future.

I know a number of people who would be grateful if everyone could take a minute out of their day and go to the website and cast a vote for Von Steuben. You can vote once a day through October 10th.

The Partners in Preservation website is


At September 21, 2007 at 10:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rep, where are you on the govs AV of the tax cap bill? It looks like more than you could've asked for, right?


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