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New Casa Maravilla Senior Housing Open to Benefit Pilsen Seniors

Mayor Richard M. Daley joined Ald. Danny Solis (25th) and members of the Pilsen community to celebrate the grand opening of the Casa Maravilla affordable senior housing facility and satellite center located at 2021 S. Morgan St. continue reading »

New Casa Maravilla Senior Housing Open to Benefit Pilsen Seniors

Mayor Richard M. Daley joined Ald. Danny Solis (25th) and members of the Pilsen community to celebrate the grand opening of the Casa Maravilla affordable senior housing facility and satellite center located at 2021 S. Morgan St. continue reading »

The Air We Breathe: The Chicago Clean Air Design Challenge

The Air We Breathe is a regional design contest to address issues of air quality in two of Chicago's most affected neighborhoods - Pilsen and Little Village. continue reading »

Wounded Soldiers Teach Chicago Priest About Courage

Reverend Robert Barry has been called up every summer since 1986 to serve as a chaplain in the Illinois National Guard. He has served active duty in Argentina, Columbia, Cuba, Poland, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. continue reading »

New St. Anthony’s Hospital in the Works

St. Anthony’s Hospital is looking to avoid joining the 20 Chicago hospitals that have closed over the last 30 years, and is instead hoping to build a new $250 million campus at the former site of the Washburne Trade School. continue reading »

New St. Anthony’s Hospital in the Works

St. Anthony’s Hospital is looking to avoid joining the 20 Chicago hospitals that have closed over the last 30 years, and is instead hoping to build a new $250 million campus at the former site of the Washburne Trade School. continue reading »

UPDATE: CPS and Whittier Parents Come to Agreement

After today's meeting, Chicago Public School officials and Whittier Elementary School parents says they have reached a deal that could end their month-long standoff over the dilapidated field house next to the school. Parents say they will continue the sit in until the deal is approved by the school board, made official, and in writing. continue reading »

UPDATE: CPS Agrees to Build Library at Whittier Elementary

Monday, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) agreed to lease the field house next to Whittier Elementary School to a community group for $1 a year and build a library inside the school.Since September 15th, parents of the Pilsen school children have bee continue reading »

HEALTH:Illness Doesn’t Ask For a Passport

For 32 million uninsured Americans, the recently passed Health Care Reform Bill will bring long overdue health coverage to the low-income and uninsured. But in Pilsen, a neighborhood whose population is largely comprised of Mexican immigrants, access to healthcare may not come as quickly, if at all. continue reading »

CRIME: Pilsen Crime On A Five-Year Decline

Over the past five years Pilsen has seen a decrease in crime and residents believe that this is due to the increase in diversity in the community and recent real estate developments. “Gentrification is helping decrease crime because of the kind of people that are moving into the area,”said Maria Torres, a representative from the Pilsen Alliance, which is a community organization that focuses on the development of the Pilsen area. continue reading »

UPDATE: Day 6 of Protest At Whittier Elementary and No One Budging

The sixth day of a protest in a Pilsen elementary school has both Chicago Public School (CPS) officials and parents of students refusing to budge. Civil activists, parents, and children are occupying the field house at Whittier Elementary School stil continue reading »

UPDATE: :  Sit-in Held to Save Field House

UPDATE: On its third day, a sit-in by parents demanding a library for a Pilsen elementary school took several twists and turns -- with police at one point threatening arrests, then abruptly leaving after more than 100 parents, students and teachers pushed past barricades to support the protesters"Why are you treating us like criminals?" resident Gema Gaeta said when school liaison Sgt. Ramone Ferrer pushed the door open. "Go fight the real criminals." continue reading »