With gentrification on the march, families fighting eviction in Pilsen

May 15, 2017

  A coalition representing families facing eviction from an apartment building at 1722 W. 21st. St. held a news conference and protest on April 22. The families hope to stay in the building at least until the school year ends. A spokesperson for a coalition representing six families facing eviction from an apartment building at […]

Chicago principal bullying immigrant families, students, parents say

March 14, 2017

CHICAGO (WLS) — A principal is under fire at a Chicago elementary school. Families said he’s using intimidation to silence immigrant parents and students. Some parents said they’re afraid to send their children to school. They said it’s happening at Orozco elementary school in the Pilsen neighborhood. Parents at Orozco Community Academy are once again […]

Parents, activists to city: Probe Pilsen high school roof damage

“Community activists and parents of students at Benito Juarez High School called on the city to investigate how a chunk of the Pilsen high school’s roof was ripped off during a violent windstorm Monday night. Speaking to reporters across the street from the school, Byron Sigcho, director of the Pilsen Alliance, urged the city’s Department […]

Chicago needs rent control, Pilsen Alliance statement

  “In the past 10 years, rapid gentrification in Pilsen has forced about 10,000 low-income people to leave the neighborhood, said Byron Sigcho, co-director of the Pilsen Alliance community group. “There’s so much speculation there that it’s just going to get worse,” he said Original article: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20170309/CRED0701/170309863/rep-will-guzzardi-proposes-rent-control-for-chicago For more information please check out this interview: […]

After Roof Blows Off Juarez School, Pilsen Parents Demand Answers From CPS

PILSEN — After a section of a roof at Benito Juarez Community Academy blew off in high winds Monday night, parents at the school are demanding answers from Chicago Public Schools leaders. At the Pilsen school Wednesday, Juarez parents said the roof, which was installed less than 10 years ago, showed signs that it might not have been installed […]

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