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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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  • Old Navy Chicago T-shirt draws online jabs

    Old Navy Chicago T-shirt draws online jabs
    One of Old Navy's new T-shirts celebrates Chicago with a map of its neighborhoods. But don't set aside the GPS anytime soon. A conversation is bubbling on Twitter and elsewhere online about the shirt's loose commitment to geographic accuracy....
  • Reader-author bond strengthens Lit Fest

    Reader-author bond strengthens Lit Fest
    In 1985, Chicago's tempo was changing. Both politically and culturally, the city on the make was on the move. Harold Washington, marking two years in office, was weathering the intense difficulties that came with being the city's first African-...
  • Basing school discipline on conduct instead of skin color

     Basing school discipline on conduct instead of skin color
    Between elementary school and high school, Tanue David was suspended about 10 times. He said he doesn't recall the exact number, but his infractions ranged from mouthing off to teachers to cutting classes. His suspensions came during a time when the...
  • Ike Holter on Collaboraction's Sketchbook 2049

    Ike Holter on Collaboraction's Sketchbook 2049
    Most playwrights are thrilled to see a single work produced, ever. Local scribe Ike Holter, however, has had dozens of plays produced on stages ranging from New York to Atlanta to his own backyard—and he's only 28. Right now, Holter has two...
  • 2 dead, 12 wounded in shootings

    2 dead, 12 wounded in shootings
    Two men were shot to death and 12 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Wednesday and Thursday mornings, according to police. The most recent shooting left an 18-year-old man dead outside a Humboldt Park building, beneath a sign...
  • Narcoliterature explores realities of Mexico's drug culture

    Narcoliterature explores realities of Mexico's drug culture
    In Mexico, the drug culture has spawned a genre of its own: Narcoliterature — a blend of fiction and, in some cases, investigative journalism — explores the realities of drug culture. Narcoliterature titles are among Amazon's 100 best-...
  • Stuart Dybek

    Stuart Dybek
    I was delighted to meet Stuart Dybek, the celebrated writer who lives in Evanston. Years ago, our work appeared alongside each other in the Tribune when a short essay of his about the "El" ran with my photo essay of the Loop. In the piece, he compared the...
  • Thalia Hall brings music back to Pilsen

    Thalia Hall brings music back to Pilsen
    Last year, Bruce Finkelman (Empty Bottle) and Craig Golden (Longman & Eagle, Space) teamed up to reopen Thalia Hall, a Chicago landmark originally opened in 1892 at the corner of 18th and Allport streets to serve as a community arts center for Pilsen....
  • Author Stuart Dybek: Chicago's storyteller

    Author Stuart Dybek: Chicago's storyteller
    The way Stuart Dybek tells it, on the night that he decided to become a writer, the moon rose full and bright over Lake Michigan. It had not been an easy decision. His father, an immigrant from Poland who had pushed his way to foreman at the McCormick...
  • 4 new Chicago dance parties

    4 new Chicago dance parties
    The recent opening of Slippery Slope in Logan Square continues a springtime burst of new dance parties. Here's the lowdown on four of them:  Neo 51 at Sub 51 51 W. Hubbard St. 312-828-0051 When: Tuesday nights, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. What: Sub 51 teams...
  • Thalia Hall elbows its way onto a hopping Chicago scene

    Thalia Hall elbows its way onto a hopping Chicago scene
    Walk with Bruce Finkelman through Thalia Hall, the turn-of-the-last-century, second-story Bohemian performance space in the Pilsen neighborhood that's about to be reborn, and you understand why Finkelman and his partner wanted to make the place into the...
  • Printmaker makes 'Pride' you can hang on your walls

    Printmaker makes 'Pride' you can hang on your walls
    With the city's annual Pride Month underway, Tyler Deal wants Chicagoans to have an emblem of their LGBT pride that they can hang on their walls. Deal, a printmaking artist who goes by Idiot Pull in the arts world, is organizing a Pride-themed poster...