Monthly Archives: December 2015



Holiday wish list for Pilsen residents from the Gazette Chicago

For Pilsen residents: Rising property taxes and rising rents are making some longtime Pilsen residents wonder if they can stay in the community that is their home. Our wish is that landlords and government take the needs of both longtime residents and newcomers into account and keep the community affordable for working class residents. We […]

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We Won’t Let Pilsen Become Wicker Park, 18th Street Protesters Say

  PILSEN — In the face of rapid change, longtime Pilsen residents won’t let their beloved neighborhood become another Wicker Park, one activist said at a rally Sunday. Byron Sighco, new executive director of Pilsen Alliance, said the neighborhood is under attack at a My Block, My Hood, My City rally and march in Pilsen […]

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LATINOS DEMAND EQUAL ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING

While the great majority of public housing residents in Chicago are African-American, Latino leaders are looking to public and subsidized housing to alleviate displacement and gentrification pressures in neighborhoods with a strong Latino presence, like Pilsen and Logan Square. With increasing attention on the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), there are more calls for subsidized housing […]

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Nuevo liderazgo en la organización Alianza de Pilsen

La organización comunitaria Alianza de Pilsen tiene un nuevo director ejecutivo interino, el ecuatoriano Byron Sigcho, quien asumió funciones el pasado 4 de diciembre. El activista chileno Nelson Soza renunció a la dirección ejecutiva después de cinco años en ese cargo, debido a que regresó a su país de origen por cuestiones laborales. El activista […]

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Thank you for your years of service dear Nelson

Pilsen Alliance would like to thank Nelson Soza for his years of service and contributions to the Pilsen community. Nelson Soza is originally from Chile and he has been an activist, labor and community organizer for over 25 years in Chicago. In his native Chile he was also a student leader and activist. Nelson worked […]

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