| Jan 28, 2013
| 2:03 AM
A 17-year-old boy was shot early Monday morning in the Pilsen neighborhood on the West Side, police said.
Shortly after midnight, shots rang out near the intersection of West 20th Street and South Loomis Street, Chicago Police Department News Affairs...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 12:27 PM
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....
| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:48 PM
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...
| Feb 13, 2013
In the aftermath of the E2 nightclub disaster that killed 21 people in 2003, the city of Chicago vowed to step up weekend inspections of clubs.
Ten years later, city data released to the Tribune, as well as interviews with club owners and others,...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 9:03 AM
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...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 9:46 AM
Goi Artetxe and Elise Renwick moved to Pilsen two months ago and already they've made their mark on Chicago.
The husband-and-wife team placed second in a contest by the Chicago Architectural Club and Chicago Architecture Foundation to design shelters...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:59 AM
A 33-year-old man was shot while parking his vehicle in the Pilsen neighborhood this morning, authorities said.
The shooting happened about 2:30 a.m. in the 900 block of West 19th Street, Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said.
Someone in a...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:48 AM
One hundred years ago on Wednesday, the score that revolutionized music in the 20th century had its premiere at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris. The first performance of the ballet "Le Sacre du Printemps" – or "The Rite of Spring," as most...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:48 PM
More than 100 demonstrators over various subjects waved signs and chanted outside the Chicago Hilton hotel where President Obama will attend a fundraiser tonight, hours after arrests were made there.
About half had gathered to express their...
| May 23, 2013
Hibiscus margarita: Summer drink season is here, and Del Toro has you covered. The Pilsen restaurant from the family behind F&R Liquors offers eight signature margaritas. Each drink is a unique blend of 3 Garcias or Gran Centenario tequila, followed by an...
| May 24, 2013
Enoch Simpson may have created a monster. Since the days when his homemade doughnuts became a surprise brunch sensation at Nightwood, gourmet twists on the classic breakfast pastry have swept the city, threatening to make the trend go stale.