Pilsen National Historic District: The Key to Pilsen’s Future

In 2005, the United States government found that Pilsen’s historic significance to the country merited a National Historic District designation. Taking this distinction to the next level holds the key to the future of Pilsen as place where immigrants and workers will always find a home. Gentrification, Pilsen’s Main Threat For more than 50 years, […]

Proposal for a New Industrial Shredder across from Benito Juarez High School Faces Community Scrutiny

Attempt to sneak in a new metal shredder in Pilsen slowed down by the community Pilsen Alliance leaders were invited to meet newly appointed EPA administrator Gina McCarthy at a decontaminated site in Pilsen two weeks ago.  Her visit was a well deserved victory lap for her agency, local authorities and continued community involvement.  However, […]

Pilsen Alliance joins Karen Lewis on the Bright Future Campaign for universal early childhood education and childcare

Pilsen Alliance members joined CTU President Karen Lewis, community groups and parents at the Board of Education meeting yesterday morning to launch the campaign for universal early childhood education and childcare. The Bright Future Chicago: Where Kids and Parents Come First is a response to the hardship inflicted upon the city’s working families who are […]