With a heavy, heavy heart we report that Christina Santiago was amongst those killed in the Indiana State Fair accident. Before the band Sugarland was able to perform, strong winds knocked down the stage onto the crowd. Christina was amongst the 4 killed instantly. Her partner, Alisha Marie Brennon, a member of the Chicago Force, was also in the crowd and is currently in critical condition.
Christina was The L Stop’s link to LCCP, where she was Manager of Programming. She was very determined to better our community and spread awareness of our community’s biggest issues. Most would catch Christina at festivals spreading the word about LCCP, Alisha at her side, greeting strangers and friends alike with her amazing smile that could light up a room. She was also on the Amigas Latinas board and would help with events and programming.
Needless to say, she was a big asset to our community and will be greatly missed by everyone. There will be a vigil tonight at 5PM at the Lisa Tonna and Mary York Memorial Garden (on the north end of the Howard Brown Sheridan Building) at Cuyler and Sheridan to remember her and to keep Alisha and family in our thoughts.
We will be featuring Christina and what she’s done for our community very soon.