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Little Village Environmental Justice Organization

Little Village Environmental Justice Organization
Little Village Environmental Justice Organization

Neighbors Slam McKinley Park Asphalt Plant’s Bid For $500 Million City Contract

"It's relevant to us that Chicago puts heavy industry in Black and Brown neighborhoods," a community organizer said. "The city must take responsibility for the environmental impact of its vendors."

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Did You Apply For A Target Warehouse Job In Little Village? Organizers Are Surveying Residents Denied Work

The group is trying to bring attention to qualified people allegedly being denied jobs. Target promised to bring 2,000 jobs to the Little Village facility.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

New Map Shows Pollution Near Your Kid’s School — And Confirms Latino Neighborhoods Are Hit The Hardest

An interactive map published by researchers at UIC allows residents to find out what sources of pollution are near their schools and homes.

Back of the Yards

Little Village Group Blasts City After Official Avoids Punishment For Botched Implosion: ‘We Demand An Apology’

Organizers and the alderperson also said the city needs to be more transparent about its mistakes by releasing the full inspector general report. “Good government should be about transparency and accountability."

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

After 20-Year Fight, Neighbors Will Start Work On Community Farm At La Villita Park This Weekend

The volunteer day is a culmination of activism to rescue the land from toxic contamination, revive it into a park and transform a portion of it to grow food.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Target Building Truck Storage Facility Near Little Village Warehouse — But Won’t Answer Public’s Questions About It

Target's first community meeting was frustrating for activists and local leaders. “This meeting was a complete waste of our time,” one Little Village resident said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

With Peoples Gas Set To Clean Up Toxic Site In Little Village, Alderman Calls For Soil Sampling Residential Areas

Peoples Gas is set to remediate the toxic parcels of land on its property, but some are calling for the investigation to expand, saying nearby residential may also have contaminated soil.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

As Target Warehouse Opens On Little Village Hilco Site, Alderman Celebrates New Jobs — While Activists Vow To Keep Fighting

The controversial warehouse will bring 2,000 jobs to Little Village, Ald. Michael Rodriguez said. But environmental justice groups say diesel trucks will further pollute their neighborhood.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

As Hilco’s Target Warehouse Opens, Activists Dread More Pollution, Truck Traffic In Little Village: ‘Our Community Is Being Sacrificed’

The 1.3-million-square-foot facility housing a Target distribution center is opening Tuesday at 35th and Pulaski despite years of community opposition.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

This Little Village Group Gave Out 20,000 Meals During The Pandemic — And Help Is Still Needed. Here’s How You Can Pitch In.

The Little Village Environmental Organization and Getting Grown Collective got together last year to address food insecurity and get laid-off workers back to work. Now, they hope to keep the program going.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

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

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
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