A neighborhood’s identity can seem like it has been in place forever, even when big ethnic shifts took place just one or two generations ago. This is how many Chicagoans see Pilsen and Little Village, a corridor with the biggest concentration of Latinos in the Midwest. These neighborhoods have so much vitality — dense housing, bustling commercial strips, packed playgrounds — that it seems like Latinos must have been there for ages. Curious City digs into the history of the neighborhood and why its demographic make-up shifted.
WBEZ West Side Bureau reporter Chip Mitchell has more details on that, and we ask you to share your stories of Pilsen.
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