Monthly Archives: May 2011



Weekend of Action Against Lead

Friday May 27 2011

In 2010 the average lead levels in Pilsen’s air were at federal limits or above during most of the year. Lead pollution was above the standards for a fifth of the days monitored, and on one occasion it climbed to more than 10 times the norm. Lead is very dangerous to young children, and readings […]

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EPA holds hearing to get community input on new coal pollution regulations

Friday May 25 2012

Pilsen Alliance organizer gives compelling testimony at hearing held at the Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building. CHICAGO – The EPA held a 12 hour hearing yesterday, as environmentalist and concerned citizens voiced their opinions in support of a proposed rule that will limit the amount of pollution that coal power plants can emit when they […]

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Pilsen Residents Pack Hall to Discuss Neighborhood Pollution with Authorities Alderman Daniel Solis (25th) Only Invited Official to Not Attend

Friday May 13 2011

More than 150 Pilsen residents and environmental justice supporters packed a community hall to meet authorities regarding action on known sources of carcinogenic pollution yesterday. The Illinois Attorney General’s office joined Illinois EPA, the Chicago Health Department and other officials at the event. Alderman Daniel Solis (25th) was the only guest who did not attend. […]

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Pilsen Residents, Government Officials Discuss Toxic Pollution in the Neighborhood – Alderman Daniel Solis (25th) will Not Attend

Wednesday May 11 2011

Contact: Maria Torres, 312.243.5440 Jerry Mead, 312.502.7867 The Illinois Attorney General’s Environmental Bureau is the latest confirmed participant to today’s community meeting against toxic pollution in Pilsen. The confirmation provides an important encouragement to the community’s effort to bring dangerous levels of pollution in the community under control. The Illinois EPA, another important player in […]

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