Monthly Archives: March 2012

Celebrate Pilsen’s Victory over Pollution

Friday March 16 2012

Come to the Clean Air Dance Two weeks ago the company operating the coal power plant in Pilsen listened to the community’s concerns and announced it will close it down. This historic announcement is a huge victory for clean air. Join us to celebrate it and contribute to organizing your community. Support the Clean Air […]

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Mayor Emanuel Announces Plan to Determine Future of Fisk Site in Pilsen

Friday March 09 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced yesterday his plan for the redevelopment of the Fisk site. “Closing these plants is a first step, but the key is to make sure these facilities are used to spur economic development and job creation for these neighborhoods,” said Mayor Emanuel. According to the press release the plan includes, • The […]

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Pilsen Beats Coal: Community to be Part of Future Development of Site

Friday March 02 2012

In the shadows of the famed smokestack at Fisk Generating Station on Cermak and May, in Pilsen, over 100 community members and representatives from various coalition partners gathered to celebrate a historic victory over coal pollution. After more than 10 years of mobilizations, Midwest Generation announced that it will be closing the last two coal […]

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