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Byron Sigcho-Lopez
Byron Sigcho-Lopez

Pilsen Nonprofit Breaks Ground On Long-Awaited Affordable Housing Project: ‘We Believe In Development Without Displacement’

"Finding a safe, affordable place to live — and call home and raise a family — shouldn't be an elusive pipe dream," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

‘Anger And Panic’ As Pilsen Landlords Scramble To Appeal Skyrocketing Tax Assessments

About 58 percent of homeowners in the 25th Ward, which includes Pilsen, saw higher property tax bills this year compared to 2020. But more than 93 percent of commercial owners in the ward were hit with tax hikes.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

West Loop Community Leader Badly Hurt In Hit-And-Run At Dangerous Intersection: ‘This Is Absolutely Devastating’

West Loop neighbors are rallying around May Toy and are calling on city officials to protect pedestrians walking to and from the Racine Blue Line station.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Think You’re Paying Too Much In Property Taxes? Get Help At Tax Appeal Workshop In Pilsen

Homeowners in Pilsen, who are part of the West Chicago Township, have until Aug. 23 to appeal their property tax assessments.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

CPD’s Anti-Violence Strategy ‘Has Failed,’ Alderman Says While Calling For A More Preventative Approach In Chinatown

Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez, activists and community members called upon the city to invest in more holistic violence prevention methods.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez Moves 25th Ward Office To Be ‘More Accessible To Residents’

The new ward office, located at 2100 W. Cermak Rd. in Pilsen, will open Thursday.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

East Pilsen Vacant Lot Could Become Retail Space and Parking Lot Under Developer’s Plan

Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th) is scheduled to host a community meeting virtually at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Hugely Popular Fiesta Del Sol Returning To Pilsen As In-Person Event Next Month

Alivio Medical Center will provide vaccines to attendees 12 and older at the festival, which will be July 29-Aug. 1.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Mayor’s Plan To Require More Affordable Units In Residential Developments Earns Key City Approval

The Lightfoot administration's plan would require developers building in most parts of the city to include 20 percent affordable units, up from the current 10 percent.

Downtown

Lightfoot Unveils Plan To Boost Affordable Housing In New Developments, But Some Aldermen Want Stronger Measures

Mayor Lori Lightfoot's plan would require 20 percent affordable units in some new developments, but a competing plan backed by aldermen seeks a minimum affordable requirement of 30 percent.

Downtown

More City-Run Vaccination Clinics Needed In Hard-Hit Areas, Aldermen Say, As Vaccine Scandals Show Urgent Need For Oversight

A newly introduced ordinance calls for federal COVID-19 funds be used to create permanent city-run testing sites in hard-hit neighborhoods — instead of giving city doses to places that are not following the rules.

Citywide

Proposed Ordinance Would Reimburse Liquor License Fees For Restaurants And Bars That Couldn’t Serve Indoors During Pandemic

The ordinance calls for federal stimulus funds to be used to help pay back liquor license fee holders for the time they couldn't serve indoors during the pandemic.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Nearing Their 4th Week Of A Hunger Strike, Activists Take Fight Against Southeast Side Scrapper To City Hall

Breanna Bertacchi, Chuck Stark and Oscar Sanchez will complete their 21st day without food Wednesday, as Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th) joined the hunger strike and former Gov. Pat Quinn lent his support.

Downtown

Aldermen, Students Fast For A Day In Solidarity With Southeast Side Hunger Strikers Trying To Block Metal Scrapper

More than 75 educators joined the one-day fast to block Southside Recycling from opening, too. The initial hunger strikers completed their 12th day without food Monday.

South Chicago, East Side

Pilsen Alderman Opens Office As Emergency Shelter To Help People Experiencing Homelessness

The Pilsen Food Pantry, 1850 S. Throop St., has opened its building as a warming center, too.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

New Buildings In High-Income Neighborhoods Would Need 30 Percent Affordable Units Under Aldermen’s Proposal

The proposed overhaul of the city's affordable requirements ordinance would also stop letting developers pay a fee to get out of building on-site affordable units.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Developers Will Detail Plans For High Rise, Condo Tower In West Loop Next Week

Developers are pitching a 19-story condo tower on South Sangamon Street and a 47-story skyscraper on West Washington Boulevard.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

New Ordinance Makes It Harder To Turn Apartments Into Single-Family Homes Along 606 And In Pilsen

The anti-deconversion ordinance aims to interrupt the loss of cheap housing stock in the gentrifying neighborhoods.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Plan To Block Apartment Buildings From Being Turned Into Single-Family Homes Along 606 And In Pilsen Advances

The anti-deconversion push aims to interrupt the loss of cheap housing stock in the gentrifying neighborhoods.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

City Council Approves Pilsen Nonprofit’s Affordable Apartment Building

The project, dubbed Casa Durango, is an extension of another project. Combined, they will add 53 affordable units to the neighborhood.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
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