Low-income Tenants Rally at Chase Bank


Residents’ Journal’s coverage of low-income tenants and their advocates, rally at Chase Towers in downtown Chicago on July 15, seeking financial support from the bank for their upcoming eviction, due to the foreclosure of their buildings.

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Pilsen Guards Against Gentrifyers


On April 26, 2005 the Pilsen Alliance and the residents of the Pilsen community held a press conference in front of the now defunct Lerner Box Company, an industrial building on 16th Street and Carpenter. They were marching, picketing and protesting the Lipe Property Company. If you were anywhere near 16th and Carpenter that Tuesday night, you would have heard the shouting and chanting voices of men, women and a lot of young people, bellowing these words of protest: “Familias Si, Condos No” (Families Yes, Condos No).

Michael Florez of the Pilsen Alliance

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