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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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  • Meet Enoch Simpson, Chicago's doughnut whisperer

    Meet Enoch Simpson, Chicago's doughnut whisperer
    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. With the...
  • CSO's Citizen Musician seeks right note

    CSO's Citizen Musician seeks right note
    A little more than two years ago, the curtain lifted on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra-led Citizen Musician initiative, and CSO Association President Deborah Rutter told an overflow crowd at the Chicago Cultural Center: “All of you are citizen...
  • Fugitive charged with killing ex-girlfriend caught in Mexico

    Fugitive charged with killing ex-girlfriend caught in Mexico
    Fugitive Raul Andrade Tolentino has been captured in Mexico and faces extradition to Chicago, where he is charged with the January 7, 2000, killing of his former girlfriend, Alma Chavez, according to government officials in Mexico and the U.S. Mexican...
  • CEO pushes to gain power for Latinos, UNO charter school network

    CEO pushes to gain power for Latinos, UNO charter school network
    As America's banking system began to freeze in mid-2008, Juan Rangel's nonprofit United Neighborhood Organization was in trouble.    Because of a gubernatorial funding veto, the Latino group, which runs one of Chicago's largest charter school networks,...
  • Suspect in 2000 Pilsen killing nabbed in Mexico

    Suspect in 2000 Pilsen killing nabbed in Mexico
    For 13 years, the family of Alma Chavez clung to dwindling hopes that law enforcement would catch up to the man accused of killing the soft-spoken nursing student. Chavez's ex-boyfriend, Raul Andrade Tolentino, was out on bail facing murder charges...
  • Fire officials shut down nightclub, community center party

    Fire officials shut down nightclub, community center party
    The Chicago Fire Department shut down a South Side nightclub and a party on the roof of a West Side community center early Sunday morning after officials found exposed wiring, overcrowding and other code violations.About 12:15 a.m., fire officials were...
  • West Side shooting injures boy, 17

    West Side shooting injures boy, 17
    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...
  • Pilsen polluter H. Kramer agrees to cut lead emissions

    Pilsen polluter H. Kramer agrees to cut lead emissions
    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....
  • 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...
  • Single mom runs PR/event firm to the stars

    Single mom runs PR/event firm to the stars
    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...
  • Talented locals crank the volume on Chicago's electronic music scene

    Talented locals crank the volume on Chicago's electronic music scene
    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...