| Nov 19, 2012
| 5:20 PM
A man who was killed when a dump truck hit him this morning in the Pilsen neighborhood has been identified, authorities said.
The pedestrian, identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Gerardo Rodriguez, was struck about 8:30 a.m. in the...
| Nov 23, 2012
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Pilsen has long been known for its art galleries, taquerias and tortillerias, but as vintage shops and new restaurants have opened along its main drag of 18th...
| Nov 23, 2012
Federal and state officials have known for more than six years about hazardous levels of brain-damaging lead in a vacant lot near Walsh Elementary School in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood.
Yet even after field investigators raised alarms about children...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 9:10 AM
After waiting for an hour and a half at a Logan Square intersection, the police still hadn't shown up--so Shirley Tang, a 24-year-old Chicago Public Schools art teacher living in Ukrainian Village--decided to do it herself.
Tang called the guy's number,...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 10:41 AM
To some extent Chicago's massive Catholic school system appears to have benefitted from the problems at Chicago Public Schools
The superintendent of Catholic schools reports that enrollment at the elementary school level is up. But depending on...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 6:29 AM
Adult siblings, a man and a woman, were shot outside their mother's house after she broke up a party Saturday night in the Marquette Park neighborhood, according to police.
They were standing outside in the 6200 block of South Albany Avenue about 9:20 p....
| Oct 10, 2012
| 5:59 PM
There’s an educational crisis in Chicago’s Latino community. Experts say in this tough economy, too many college students are dropping out to help their families survive.
But a one-of-a-kind effort hopes to reverse the trend.
| Oct 11, 2012
| 2:34 AM
Chicago Police Officer Michael Daliege served the Monroe District for 40 years, including putting his life on the line to take care of residents in the Pilsen neighborhood.
The veteran officer, 63, died today of natural causes in hospice care only...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 3:16 PM
While contributions and ticket sale revenues reached an all-time high at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 2012, the boost was not enough to keep the orchestra from running an operating shortfall for the second year in a row, according to documents...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 12:30 PM
You've heard of rock operas, tango operas, crossover operas.
Now, get ready for mariachi opera.
Two musical traditions with wide followings will come together April 7 when Lyric Opera will present the Midwest premiere of “Cruzar la Cara de la...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 1:38 PM
When The Sea and Cake hit the Chicago music scene in the mid-'90s, the group helped redefine the Chicago sound. Until then, Chicago's rock scene had been known for clangorous din and hard-edged, macho aggression. And then, suddenly, there was Sam Prekop...
| Apr 25, 2013
A wave of new Mexican restaurants opening over the past two months has us wondering whether there's something in the water. Tequila, maybe? We enlisted a team of taco-and-guac obsessives to fill up and report back on three new entries and got the...