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Chicago’s low-income communities receiving a $20M investment

In this Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot​, speaks at the ​U.S. Conference of Mayors' Winter Meeting in Washington. Underprivileged areas in Chicago will receive an estimated $20 million investment for revitalization efforts that prioritize affordable housing and economic development, Lightfoot and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Monday, Jan. 27.

Associated Press

January 28, 2020

Underprivileged areas in Chicago will receive an estimated $20 million investment for revitalization efforts that prioritize affordable housing and economic development, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Monday. Fifth Third Bank is putting money into “Opportunity Zone” neighborhoods in the city's South and West sides. Th...

Pilsen proposes historic landmark to slow gentrification

Pilsen has seen the opening of trendy spots that invite people with a higher income, including Pinwheel Records which opened in 2015.

Gianfranco Ocampo, Contributing Writer

May 20, 2019

Gentrification across Chicago could potentially slow down in the Pilsen neighborhood. On Thursday, May 16, the Chicago Landmarks Commissioners voted unanimously to recommend a proposal to turn a 1.5-mile stretch on 18th Street in the Pilsen neighborhood into a historic landmark. The plan will now go t...

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