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Reclaiming Green Space- A Youth-Led Struggle

The La Villita Park is the culmination of a 15 year  fight to obtain open, green space in Little Village, and decade long struggle to clean up the former Celotex Superfund site and the surrounding homes. When the organization started in 1995, students from Farragut High school volunteered at LVEJO. This group of young people […]

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Redevelopment ahead for Chicago’s two coal plant sites

Chicago Tribune, Jule Wernau. When Chicago’s last two coal plants shut down two years ago, residents who had lived amid the plants’ pollution were still angry. “You killed my mother,” one woman told the president of Midwest Generation, the coal plants’ owner, at a hearing to determine how to redevelop the sites. Residents in Pilsen […]

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The goal of this project is to improve the environmental quality on this section of the Chicago River System and to make it a cherished public amenity.

The Pilsen-Little Village River Corridor Project was established in 2014 to develop a master plan that will result in a healthier, more accessible Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal corridor from Bubbly Creek to west of Pulaski Road on Chicago’s southwest side. It is the goal of this project not only to improve the environmental quality […]

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