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Chicago Helicopter Express: Sonic Assault on Chicago’s Near South Side

Chicago Helicopter Express has won this month’s Noisy Dozen award from NoiseFree America for proposing a $12.5 million helipad, to be located in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago’s Near South Side. The facility would include “helicopter landing and departure pads, a water taxi dock, and observation deck. The company’s helicopters would fly at 1,300 feet and mostly follow flight paths toward Lake Michigan […]

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Juarez students support a proposed recycling plant in Pilsen despite pollution concerns from local environmentalists

Students from Juarez High School braved single digit temperatures on Thursday, Feb. 6, to voice their support for a proposed recycling plant in Pilsen. The teens are members of the Youth Health Service Corps, a group that works with Rush University medical students to conduct health and wellness outreach throughout the neighborhood. According to the […]

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Pilsen Residents Unite to Fight Violence

Community members say violence in Pilsen has gotten worse, come together to end crime in their neighborhood Pilsen is a close-knit community where generations of Mexican-American families have lived for over 30 years. Many of the families have experienced ups and downs with neighborhood violence, but recently, community residents say it’s gotten worse. On Saturday […]