Pilsen Alliance demands open meetings and transparency to Alderman’s appointed Zoning Committee

October 19, 2017

Chicago, October 18th 2017 Open Letter to Pilsen Land Use Committee (PLUC), On Tuesday October 10th at 9am, the Pilsen Land Use Committee (PLUC) scheduled a meeting with Mr. Noah Gottlieb, principal of Property Markets Group (PMG), which has been proposing a mega real estate project at the a 7.86-acre site at 18th St. and […]

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 […]

DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT DISPLACEMENT DISCUSSION IN PILSEN

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, […]