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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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  • Emanuel moves playgrounds to front of Park District line

    Emanuel moves playgrounds to front of Park District line
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is moving playgrounds to the front of the line for the Chicago Park District’s limited construction money, with other big-ticket projects like new fieldhouses moving back in the queue. For the mayor, it’s about getting the...
  • 6 years later, Pilsen lot remains contaminated with lead

    6 years later, Pilsen lot remains contaminated with lead
    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...
  • Remarkable Woman: Stacy Ratner

    Remarkable Woman: Stacy Ratner
    Around the time she turned 35, Stacy Ratner had one of those moments that can propel you to action or into existential despair. "You think, 'OK, I live in a big city, I could get hit by a bus any minute. What is the last thing I did?'" she said....
  • Rick Kogan on Robert Goldsborough's second calling

    Rick Kogan on Robert Goldsborough's second calling
    Robert Goldsborough is and always has been a gentleman, a rare thing for a newspaperman to be in the still gruff/rough-and-tumble era when Goldsborough worked in all manner of high-level editorial capacities for the Chicago Tribune and later for...
  • Emanuel defends Whittier demolition

    Emanuel defends Whittier demolition
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday defended the unexpected weekend demolition of the Whittier Elementary School field house, saying the building was unsafe and the playground and sports fields slated to replace it will be better for kids in the Pilsen...
  • Redmoon Theater headed to Pilsen

    Redmoon Theater, the 23-year-old Chicago performance, spectacle and party-creation company, said Thursday that it is vacating its longtime “Redmoon Central” headquarters in the West Loop and heading to Pilsen. The new (and more affordable)...
  • Pilsen plant agrees to curb lead emissions

    Pilsen plant agrees to curb lead emissions
    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...
  • Jay-Z's $20K purchase raises local artist's profile

    Jay-Z's $20K purchase raises local artist's profile
    Hebru Brantley's trip to Miami Beach for the high-profile Art Basel art show was winding down when the Chicago-based street artist and De La Salle Institute alum was told there was one more potential customer who wanted to meet him right before his flight...
  • 'Transformers' to set off 'mother of all bombs' during filming

    'Transformers' to set off 'mother of all bombs' during filming
    Leave it to Michael Bay to go out with a bang. The “Transformers: Age of Extinction” director and his crew are scheduled to wrap in Chicago this week, but not before filming what one source with the production called the “mother of all...
  • The nuanced pilsner

    The nuanced pilsner
    Recently I was talking with Jim Koch, chairman and founder of Samuel Adams' parent, Boston Beer Co., when he poured himself a glass of his brewery's Noble Pils, a crisp, golden beer with a grassy, floral aroma. "The thing about a good pilsner is that it...
  • 10 years after E2 nightclub deaths, a mixed record on exit safety

    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,...