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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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  • Tribune Tower ravaged in 'Transformers' sequel -- again

    Tribune Tower ravaged in 'Transformers' sequel -- again
    When we last saw Tribune Tower in 2011’s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” there was a Decepticon ship crashing into the building’s steeple. Tribune Tower makes another appearance in the upcoming “Transformers: Age of...
  • Dusek's pop sparkles

    Dusek's pop sparkles
    Let's be clear. These aren't sodas. They're pops. But they're nothing like the bubbly sugar bombs we've grown accustomed to at our neighborhood hot dog stands and burger joints. Added last month to Dusek's already adventurous menu, the multiflavored...
  • Choose your own Shakespearean spectacle at Redmoon

    Choose your own Shakespearean spectacle at Redmoon
    Redmoon shakes away the darkness of winter and shows off its vast warehouse home in Pilsen to fine effect in "Bellboys, Bears and Baggage," conceived by Jim Lasko and Blake Montgomery, directed by Montgomery and designed by Frank Maugeri as a "choose your...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski on 'Painted Cities'

    Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski on 'Painted Cities'
    Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski is not the kind of man who lives in the past. He's happiest while working on motorcycles in the garage of his house in Berwyn, where he lives with his wife and two children, or working as a counselor for high school students...
  • Judging neighborhoods (and myself)

    Judging neighborhoods (and myself)
    It was to be my small, lofted Shangri-La. My Fortress of Urban Solitude. After weeks of scouring the hellish depths of Craigslist's real estate section and nearly every apartment-hunting website known to man, I'd finally unearthed my dream bachelor pad. I...
  • How much can my landlord raise rent?

    How much can my landlord raise rent?
    April showers often bring May rent hikes in Chicago, as many renters look into renewing their leases. How much can a landlord legally raise the rent in Chicago from one year to the next? There are no state rent control laws, so the answer is: however...
  • Jared Rouben gives Chicago a first taste of Moody Tongue brewery

    Jared Rouben gives Chicago a first taste of Moody Tongue brewery
    The first thing Jared Rouben does when we meet is suggest we talk over a lunch of charcoal-grilled chicken, refried beans and arroz amarillo. We're here to chat beer—specifically, his coming-soon Pilsen brewery, Moody Tongue—but food is...
  • What's with the lime shortage?

    What's with the lime shortage?
    You've seen the hike in lime prices at your grocery store, and bars are feeling it, too. A disease affecting Mexican lime trees means there's less fruit, and drug cartels also have taken control of some groves. At Del Toro, a Pilsen bar that orders 10-...
  • 2 hurt when apparent gas explosion sparks Pilsen house fire

    2 hurt when apparent gas explosion sparks Pilsen house fire
    Two women were seriously injured when an apparent gas explosion sparked a house fire in the Pilsen neighborhood, a Chicago Fire Department spokesman said. The blast occurred just after 5 a.m. inside a two-story home in the 1300 block of West Cullerton...
  • Lyric to bring mariachi and opera to Pilsen

    Lyric to bring mariachi and opera to Pilsen
    Following up on the success of its Lyric Unlimited performances of a mariachi opera last season in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood and Waukegan, Lyric Opera will present special concerts of mariachi and operatic music next month at Benito Juarez Community...