Two worlds collide on a corner in Pilsen

An audio story by Meg Anderson.

In the last 15 years, thousands of Hispanic people have left the traditionally Mexican Pilsen neighborhood on Chicago’s southwest side. Residents are fighting to keep their community intact, but some experts say Pilsen is just seeing the ebbs and flows that any community would see over time. Now, new businesses and developments are moving in. Are the changes gaining momentum?

Cover Photo: Chicagoans gather at the Mole de Mayo festival on 18th Street in Pilsen on Sunday, May 29, 2015