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After More Than 20 Years Of Work, Community Farm Coming To La Villita Park Next Year: ‘It’s A Dream Come True’
The farm, which once was the site of a roofing manufacturer, will have a worker-owned cooperative portion, a community fruit orchard and bilingual Spanish-English urban agriculture training.
A Year After Botched Hilco Implosion, Little Village Neighbors Demand Protections For South And West Side Neighborhoods: ‘We Just Want To Breathe’
On the one-year anniversary of the Hilco smokestack implosion Sunday, activists and community members gathered to look back at the botched implosion and amplify the need for environmental justice against polluting industries.
After Pressure From Residents, Hilco Warehouse Traffic Will Not Be Allowed To Drive Through Residential Streets, Alderman Says
As part of changes to the Plan Development, diesel trucks going to and from the site will not be allowed to travel through residential portions of the neighborhood, Ald. Michael Rodriguez said.
Cook County Set To Demolish 2 Buildings At Jail Campus In Little Village This Spring
Air quality monitoring data will be available to neighbors during the demolition work.
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.
Environmental Groups Call On City To Regulate Polluters By Relaunching Little Village Modernization Plan
“Building more warehouses in our communities and killing our people with air pollution is not the answer,” said Kim Wasserman, executive director of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization.
How Can We Improve Food Access In Chicago And Beyond? Food Policy Summit Brings Experts Together In South Shore
Activists Malik Yakini of Detroit and Navina Khanna of Oakland will headline the 15th annual summit Friday at South Shore Cultural Center.
City Tells Worried Little Village Residents To ‘Limit Outdoor Activities’ As Crews Demolish Old Coal Plant
Neighbors want the air quality monitored as a developer works to remediate and demolish the site to make way for a controversial one-million-square-foot warehouse. But the city says monitoring isn't required.
Aldermen Press Pause On Tax Break For Little Village Warehouse On Old Crawford Coal Plant Site
Opponents of the development testified that diesel trucks brought by the warehouse would increase air pollution and exacerbate respiratory illnesses.
Environmental Justice Issues To Take Center Stage At Community Meeting Thursday In Little Village
Community groups from the South and Southwest sides will discuss their ongoing fight for environmental justice in their neighborhoods.
Huge Distribution Warehouse At Old Crawford Coal Plant Site In Little Village Gets Zoning Approval
Despite opposition, the $100 million project is expected to go before City Council Thursday.
Huge Distribution Hub Likely Replacing Crawford Coal Plant — Meaning More Dirty Air For Little Village, Critics Say
Little Village opponents loudly protested during a key vote on the $100 million project before being removed from the chamber by security guards.
Little Village Neighbors Demand City Stop Crawford Redevelopment Plan
The project would bring more diesel trucks to the neighborhood, impacting residents' health, environmental leaders say.
Semi-Trucks Are Taking Over Little Village, Neighbors Say — And Giant Warehouse Plan Will Make It Worse
At the meeting, several residents said they opposed the proposed $100 million, 1 million-square-foot warehouse that would bring more trucks to the neighborhood.
Weigh In On Future Of Little Village Industrial Corridor At Planning Meetings This Week
The city is holding three meetings to discuss the industrial modernization planning for the Southwest Side neighborhood.