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Ordinance Creating Process To Revoke Property Tax Incentives From ‘Bad Actors’ Set To Advance

The ordinance was born after a demolition at the old Crawford coal plant — a site owned by developer Hilco — sent dust across Little Village.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Tres Meses Después De La Explosión En La Villita, La Empresa Hilco Aterroriza Nuevamente A Vecinos De Nueva Jersey: ‘Lo Que Hicieron Fue Sumamente Dañino’

Una fuerte explosión provocó una gigantesca nube de polvo en los cielos de un vecindario en Nueva Jersey. Esta vez sucedió sin previo aviso causando pánico a los vecinos que temían de un ataque terrorista ocurrido en las cercanías de Nueva York.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

3 Months After Little Village Dust Disaster, Hilco Implosion Terrifies New Jersey Neighbors: ‘What They Did Was Unconscionably Wrong’

A loud blast sent a massive dust cloud across a New Jersey neighborhood. This time it happened with no notice, panicking neighbors who feared a terrorist attack in nearby New York City.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Hilco Starts Final Phase Of Crawford Coal Plant Demolition Despite Outrage From Neighbors

All demolition work is expected to be completed by September, clearing the way for a 1-million-square-foot logistics facility for Target.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Hilco Outlines Final Demolition Plans For Crawford Coal Plant Site, But Residents Want Developer Gone

Little Village residents and activists criticized the developer for its “aggressive timeline” and wondered why the project is continuing while coronavirus is still a concern.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Hilco To Start Building Target Warehouse Friday Despite Plans By Mayor To Rescind Construction Permit

The development company plans to host a virtual community meeting to talk about the demolition of the remaining seven-story structure at the old Crawford coal plant site.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

More Demolition Work Planned At Old Crawford Coal Plant As City Says Another Building Poses ‘Imminent Danger’

The latest demolition work comes after Hilco contractor Heneghan Wrecking completed demolition of the turbine building last week, which the city also called an imminent threat.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

After Little Village Coated In Dust Cloud, City Pitches New Ordinance To Avoid Future Demolition Disasters

As part of the ordinance, set to be introduced Wednesday, the city will require implosion applicants to notify residents within 1,000 feet, post a large sign and hold public meetings.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

As Little Village Demolition Restarts, Dust Seen Billowing At Hilco Site In New Video

After a dust cloud descended on Little Village, city officials said a few bricks would be removed at a time when demolition resumed. But new video shows large parts of the building being torn out.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

City Should Kill Hilco’s $19.7 Million Tax Break Deal After Botched Smokestack Demolition, Alderman Says

Ald. Michael Rodriguez wants the city to enact a "clawback" ordinance that would revoke economic development tax incentives given to corporations that “betray the public’s trust.”

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Truck Driver Near Hilco Site Punches, Kicks Protesters As Little Village Demolition Resumes

Activists temporarily blocked traffic on Pulaski Road and a truck driver confronted and assaulted them in a tense exchange caught on video.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

After Dust Disaster, Hilco Will Restart Demolition At Little Village Site Next Week

Mayor Lori Lightfoot indefinitely stopped work at the site after an April 11 implosion covered Little Village homes in a cloud of dust.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Little Village Neighbors Push Back On City’s Plan To Allow More Demolition At Hilco Site: ‘There Is No Trust Here’

A structurally unsound turbine building is dangerous and needs to come down, Department of Buildings Commissioner Judith Frydland said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Email Strings Show City Officials Warned of Health Risks Before Little Village Demolition Fiasco

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration has blown deadlines to disclose internal communications, violating state public records laws. City Hall’s decision-making process prior to the implosion remains shrouded.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

City Changes Story On Hilco Building Permit In Little Village, Saying It Was A Mistake

After it was revealed the city issued the building permit despite a stop work order, the city first said their hands were tied. Then they changed their story.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

If Work Has Stopped At Hilco Site In Little Village, Why Did The City Just Issue A New Building Permit?

Despite telling neighbors work is indefinitely halted at the site after a botched demolition, the city issued a $40 million building permit to developer Hilco Tuesday.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Mayor Defends Little Village Demolition, Says City Has Done ‘Extensive Outreach’

At the same time, Mayor Lightfoot acknowledged the city "should have done a better job" last week. "We're trying to address that shortcoming now."

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Lightfoot Calls Off Demolition At Little Village Hilco Site After Protesters Show Up At Her House

Neighbors were blindsided when work began at the site Thursday with no notice — just one month after a demolition at the site covered Little Village in dust.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Little Village Neighbors Blindsided Again By Demolition At Hilco Site — A Month After Dust Cloud Fiasco

Demolition work began Thursday, city officials said. Ald. Michael Rodriguez said he was notified the same day. “[I have] no reason to have faith in Hilco to get this done right.”

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Little Village Neighbors To Talk Botched Demolition At Virtual Meeting Thursday

The meeting is hosted by the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, an environmental group urging developer Hilco to abandon the site.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
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