Pilsen news

Is Your Neighborhood Hip Enough For A Bike Rental?

West Side alderman Jason Ervin rightly complains that the city's bike rental program will only serve neighborhoods close to the lake. more

over 3 years ago | NBC-5 | Permalink

Parent groups: Data for longer school day doesn’t add up

A coalition of 16 parent groups Monday demanded a meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel to go over the real research on a 7½-hour school day, and not the “misinformation” they charged district officials with spreading. more

over 3 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink

Occupy Chicago Springs Forth From Winter Hibernation


over 3 years ago | Chicagoist | Permalink

Four Underrated Chicago Galleries

We spotlight four galleries that don't get the attention they deserve. more

over 3 years ago | Chicago Now | Permalink

PHOTOS: Local Furry Friends Looking For Homes

Yes, it is that time of the week once more: HuffPost Chicago's weekly profile of some dozen local cats, dogs and other pets up for... more

over 3 years ago | Huffington Post | Permalink

Community Advocates Nervous About Coal Plant Site’s Future

Rahm Emanuel’s February 29 announcement that the Fisk coal-fired power plant in the Pilsen neighborhood and Crawford coal plant in Little Village would shut down was validation for community residents and groups like the Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization, or PERRO. “The plants closing is like a dream come... more

over 3 years ago | Progress Illinois | Permalink

Take a Tour of Pilsen - by Video or Phone

We've written here before about how neighborhoods are using multimedia tools to promote their work and their neighborhoods, but couldn't have imagined, even six months ago, how far the groups would come, and how fast.Audio slideshows are now available for 10 neighborhoods as part of the Chicago Community Showcase project,... more

over 5 years ago | | Permalink

Med students, patients fight UIC clinic closure

A University of Illinois at Chicago plan to close a Pilsen clinic is meeting vocal opposition from medical students and community members. A rally is set for noon today.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

Foreclosure fair comes to Pilsen

Chicago homeowners facing foreclosure are encouraged to attend The Home Rescue Fair on Saturday in Pilsen. Experts will determine the best course of action for those in need.

over 6 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Catholic school in Pilsen benefits from Notre Dame partnership

Notre Dame provides financial assistance, and a teaching coach who works 20 hours a week at St. Ann Catholic School. Staffers at the school say the collaboration has brought a new enthusiasm to the campus.

almost 7 years ago | Sue Ter Maat

City's homeless population may be on the rise

A new report shows that homeless shelters are seeing more people that need help finding housing. Advocates are calling for state and federal funding to help local non-profits.

almost 7 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Pilsen and Englewood plan for new, low-income housing

The Chicago Housing Authority plans will bring new, green apartments in the Englewood and Pilsen neighborhoods where residents are struggling to find decent places to live.

almost 7 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Urban agriculture course poised to launch at Daley College

A new program at City Colleges of Chicago teaches students how to grow produce in cities. Experts say this is an emerging trend and market that will need well-educated people to sustain it.

7 years ago | Peter Sachs

Pilsen celebrates "Day of the Dead," honors young victims

Two St. Procopius students were killed by their father last month. Pilsen's Mexican Catholic community remembers loved ones lost in the past year during its Dia de los Muertos celebration.

7 years ago | Kate Gardiner