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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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  • 50 SHOWS FOR FALL

    50 SHOWS FOR FALL
    As we bid farewell to the Summer of Swelter, it's a grand time for pulling up the appointment app on your smart phone (or pulling out the day planner, if you're a traditionalist) and setting aside some play dates with the hottest shows in town. BIG DEALS...
  • CPS chief starts off with classroom visits

    Jean-Claude Brizard kicked off his first day as CEO of Chicago Public Schools with a return to the classroom. He stepped into Guggenheim Elementary School in Englewood and Juarez High School in Pilsen on Thursday to talk to teachers, principals,...
  • Air pollution: Obama administration seeks stricter limits on mercury pollution from power plants

    Air pollution: Obama administration seeks stricter limits on mercury pollution from power plants
    Mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants is declining nationally after years of increases, prompted by laws in Illinois and more than a dozen other states that for the first time limited emissions of the toxic metal. Now the Obama administration is...
  • Victim's father locates murder suspect in Mexico, yet still no arrest

    Victim's father locates murder suspect in Mexico, yet still no arrest
    Up until he died, Bonifacio Chavez hoped he would help find the man accused of fatally stabbing his daughter in their Pilsen living room. The young woman's ex-boyfriend, Raul Andrade Tolentino, had confessed in 2000 to the crime, authorities said, but...
  • My latest discovery: El Pipila

     
    Have you ever noticed that you can walk all around your neighborhood, down the same street dozens of time, and can still find something you hadn't noticed before? That's kinda why I love Wicker Park so much. I walk up and down Division on a regular basis....
  • Steel Panther speaks: Parody metal band discusses songs and -- of course -- sex

     
    Interviewing a member of hit heavy metal parody group Steel Panther is much like seeing the band in concert: You know there are real people with real stories behind the characters on stage, but it’s just so much more fun......
  • CTA pilgrimage of 143 stations

    CTA pilgrimage of 143 stations
    Like some Chicago Catholics, Aidan Gillespie of Pilsen performed the Stations of the Cross last week to prepare for Easter—except he did it using CTA stations. Gillespie, 24, said he traveled the length of the CTA rail system to visit 10 churches...
  • Couples’ coma in Chicago

     
    The cold has set in. Holidays are here. I'm paying large heating bills. It's winter. And with winter comes hibernation. While we are all in hibernation mode, eating carbs and too many Christmas cookies, the serious offenders of hibernation winter in...
  • The quest for champurrado

     
    Now that I find myself layering up most days and wishing for a new pair of mittens, I know now it's totally the season for champurrado. What is champurrado, you may ask. It's essentially Mexican hot chocolate mixed with masa (a type of flour) to keep it...
  • Smartphones cause the death of relationships

     
    Remember back in 2004 when you could delete someone's phone number and that meant you were done with them? Phone number, delete text history, and voila, person erased from your mind. That's even if you had text messages, which I did not until 2006. By...
  • Telling detail

     
    (Rahm) Emanuel got an earful Monday on the first day of his "listening" tour as he prepares to run for mayor. Most Chicagoans he shook hands with - before jumping back in his car and furiously applying hand sanitizer -......
  • Aldermanic races, then and now

     
    Then -- from Emanuel, Burke, big labor pour money into runoffs (April 1) Now -- from Stone, Lyle lose as Chicago City Council gets makeover (current) Then: Ald. Freddrenna Lyle, who has represented the South Side's 6th Ward for 13......