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Scattered new condominium buildings are priced higher than the older buildings they replaced in this Southwest Side area, but are far outnumbered by houses and flats that are 80-plus years old. Read more about Pilsen, Chicago IL
Scattered new condominium buildings are priced higher than the older buildings they replaced in this Southwest Side area, but are far outnumbered by houses and flats that are 80-plus years old. Read more about Pilsen, Chicago IL « Show less

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  • Pilsen polluter H. Kramer agrees to cut lead emissions

    Pilsen polluter H. Kramer agrees to cut lead emissions
    Owners of a smelting facility linked to dangerous levels of lead in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood will spend $3 million on new equipment to curb emissions of the toxic metal. In a legal settlement announced today by federal and state officials, H....
  • Pilsen plant agrees to curb lead emissions

    Pilsen plant agrees to curb lead emissions
    Nearly a decade after neighbors first drew attention to lead pollution from a Pilsen smelting plant, the owners agreed Thursday to spend $3 million on new equipment to curb emissions of the brain-damaging metal. In a legal settlement announced Thursday...
  • Single mom runs PR/event firm to the stars

    Single mom runs PR/event firm to the stars
    Like many Chicagoans, Candace Polk's day begins around 8 a.m. when she takes her daughter to school, then continues at work with continuous emails, phone calls and meetings. Unlike most Chicagoans, however, some of Polk's meetings are with local...
  • Talented locals crank the volume on Chicago's electronic music scene

    Talented locals crank the volume on Chicago's electronic music scene
    Brandon Boom insists they are all just friends. Which is to say that their scene is not really one — it just looks that way from the outside. "We are not trying to make 'the scene,' but it's starting to happen," says Boom, a DJ and producer who is...
  • Buddha heads designed to get people thinking

    Buddha heads designed to get people thinking
    Half-submerged Buddha head sculptures started popping up in five Chicago neighborhoods in the fall, and in 2013, the next phrase of the public art installation is set to turn even more communities on its head. Ten Thousand Ripples—a...
  • 2 dead, 4 injured in overnight shootings

    2 dead, 4 injured in overnight shootings
    Shootings across the city late Saturday and early Sunday left two men dead and at least four people injured, authorities said. About 5:19 a.m. Sunday, a 26-year-old man was shot on the 3300 block of West Crystal Street in the West Side’s...
  • Jay-Z's $20K purchase raises local artist's profile

    Jay-Z's $20K purchase raises local artist's profile
    Hebru Brantley's trip to Miami Beach for the high-profile Art Basel art show was winding down when the Chicago-based street artist and De La Salle Institute alum was told there was one more potential customer who wanted to meet him right before his flight...
  • Arts groups to benefit from grant

    On Tuesday at the headquarters of the Yollocalli Arts Reach program in Pilsen, Alex Aguilar was hunched over a piece of 8-by-11 paper, carefully outlining the word “Chicago” in cursive. He drew the city skyline rising from the tops of the...
  • Remarkable Woman: Stacy Ratner

    Remarkable Woman: Stacy Ratner
    Around the time she turned 35, Stacy Ratner had one of those moments that can propel you to action or into existential despair. "You think, 'OK, I live in a big city, I could get hit by a bus any minute. What is the last thing I did?'" she said....
  • Q&A: Scheme

    Q&A: Scheme
    As Chicago continues to get strong looks from the national music industry, there is a noticeable dearth of material from the city's large and vibrant Latino community. Rafael Navarro aims to change that. Rapping under the moniker Scheme, he maintains...
  • 'The Illustrated Press: Chicago' renders news

    'The Illustrated Press: Chicago' renders news
    To Darryl Holliday, comics journalism descends from cave paintings: Cave of El Castillo. And then Lascaux. And then "The Illustrated Press: Chicago." Cave paintings are "nonfiction visualizations of what was really happening in those people's lives at...
  • Man arrested on weapons, drug charges after domestic call

    Man arrested on weapons, drug charges after domestic call
    A Chicago man was arrested after police were called to a Pilsen home Saturday evening for a domestic disturbance and discovered several weapons, including three assault rifles and a machine pistol with a silencer. Jeremy Lydon, 43, of the 2100 block...