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Pilsen proposes historic landmark to slow gentrification

Pilsen proposes historic landmark to slow gentrification

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...

Pilsen community fight gentrification with murals

Pilsen community fight gentrification with murals

Olivia Mohseni

May 17, 2015

[slideshow_deploy id='11998'] On a cold and gloomy morning earlier this year, Chicagoans protested the gentrification of the Pilsen neighborhood.  Signs were taped to the front of the hip new coffee shop Bow Truss Coffee saying “racism & classism smells like your coffee” and “Sabes donde ...

Recap: VIA Festival 2014 brings host of rare experiences

Recap: VIA Festival 2014 brings host of rare experiences

Kirsten Onsgard and Kevin Quin

October 5, 2014

Though festival season may be over for most music lovers, VIA Festival 2014 brought a host of rare experiences that made standing in line in the bitter cold well worth the wait. Unlike typical festival structures, VIA Festival 2014 is a collaborative effort from several local and national sponsors that...

DePaul geography class offers students firsthand look at gentrification in Pilsen

DePaul geography class offers students firsthand look at gentrification in Pilsen

Gracie Covarrubias

September 28, 2014

Every spring, Professor Euan Hague leads a group of 25 DePaul students to learn about the phenomenon known as gentrification by delving deep into the Pilsen neighborhood, a neighborhood that has been at the center of this controversial process for more than 10 years. Gentrification, as defined by ...

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