In the face of rising evictions, legislators continue push for repeal of Illinois’s ban on rent control

September 28, 2017

via the Chicago Reader Some 100 people packed the Dvorak Park gym in Pilsen on Thursday evening for a panel discussion on eviction and rent control. The event, organized by the Pilsen Alliance, was meant to spotlight the magnitude of eviction- and gentrification-driven displacement in the community, as well as raise awareness for a legislative push […]

Casa Aztlan and Housing situation in Pilsen (meeting recap)

July 7, 2017

Pilsen Alliance Meeting, La Catrina Café, 06/27/17 (Casa Aztlan and Housing in Pilsen) Arts and Arts Activism Group Notes Need for a community-run arts and cultural center Third spaces such as bars and cafes cannot be depended upon to support and respect local artists New developments often bring in artists from outside the community Cultural […]


May 27, 2017

Notes On The Table Discussion 5.18.2017 DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT DISPLACEMENT DISCUSSION IN PILSEN – Attendees – Diverse crowd, ages ranging from 16 to 70. Approximately 50 residents – Longtime Pilsen residents, new residents and transplants, and ex-residents. – Community activists, small business owners, up and coming developers, journalists and students. What issues were discussed? – In Pilsen, […]

With gentrification on the march, families fighting eviction in Pilsen

May 15, 2017

  A coalition representing families facing eviction from an apartment building at 1722 W. 21st. St. held a news conference and protest on April 22. The families hope to stay in the building at least until the school year ends. A spokesperson for a coalition representing six families facing eviction from an apartment building at […]