Pilsen protesters say 25th Ward schools hit hard by $46M CPS budget freeze

March 14, 2017

CHICAGO (WLS) — Protesters say Pilsen schools are among the hardest hit by recent budget cuts by Chicago Public Schools. CPS announced last week it was freezing $46 million in discretionary funds in response to Governor Bruce Rauner’s $215 million cut to the district’s schools. As a result, Benito Juarez High School administrators learned they […]

Redevelopment brings opposition, charges in Pilsen

After several attempts to meet with the owners and developers of a controversial retail building at 917 W. 18th St., members of the Pilsen Alliance are moving ahead without them. The group also expressed concern over campaign contributions that Alderman Danny Solis (25th) allegedly has received from developers. Owners of the existing building hope to […]

Pilsen Alliance effectively blocks luxury apartments, now affordable housing a possibility

January 17, 2017

The Pilsen Alliance community group encouraged and praised TRP for wanting to develop the area, as such a development would have tremendous impact given the shortage of affordable housing options. Pilsen Alliance also sees it as an important step that TRP is collecting resident feedback to develop the site based on community needs. The area […]

Pilsen Peace March Protests Violence, Gentrification in Neighborhood

November 22, 2016

via DNA info PILSEN — In an effort to combat recent violence and gentrification in the neighborhood, a group of Pilsen residents marched Wednesday evening on 18th Street. Chanting “stop the violence, stop the killing,” about 100 Pilsen residents joined Pilsen Alliance’s March for Peace & Justice from Dvorak Park to Harrison Park. This summer has been a violent one in the […]

Pilsen Alliance helping families affected by the fires

Thank you to everyone who participated in our event of November 3, in support of the families victims of the fires from September 16, here we are giving them the donations we received from all of you. The Beltran Family, Escuadra famiky, and Hernandez family are thankful for the help they received. We are community […]

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