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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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  • Protests at Obama events continue after arrests

    Protests at Obama events continue after arrests
    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...
  • 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...
  • Q&A: Scheme

    Q&A: Scheme
    As Chicago continues to get strong looks from the national music industry, there is a noticeable dearth of material from the city's large and vibrant Latino community. Rafael Navarro aims to change that. Rapping under the moniker Scheme, he maintains...
  • Man arrested on weapons, drug charges after domestic call

    Man arrested on weapons, drug charges after domestic call
    A Chicago man was arrested after police were called to a Pilsen home Saturday evening for a domestic disturbance and discovered several weapons, including three assault rifles and a machine pistol with a silencer. Jeremy Lydon, 43, of the 2100 block...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Buddha heads designed to get people thinking

    Buddha heads designed to get people thinking
    Half-submerged Buddha head sculptures started popping up in five Chicago neighborhoods in the fall, and in 2013, the next phrase of the public art installation is set to turn even more communities on its head. Ten Thousand Ripples—a...
  • 2 dead, 4 injured in overnight shootings

    2 dead, 4 injured in overnight shootings
    Shootings across the city late Saturday and early Sunday left two men dead and at least four people injured, authorities said. About 5:19 a.m. Sunday, a 26-year-old man was shot on the 3300 block of West Crystal Street in the West Side’s...
  • Arts groups to benefit from grant

    On Tuesday at the headquarters of the Yollocalli Arts Reach program in Pilsen, Alex Aguilar was hunched over a piece of 8-by-11 paper, carefully outlining the word “Chicago” in cursive. He drew the city skyline rising from the tops of the...
  • Ambitious Beethoven fest wants listeners to feel the 'love'

    Ambitious Beethoven fest wants listeners to feel the 'love'
    Ludwig van Beethoven was forever pushing boundaries, and the annual Chicago festival that bears the composer's name continues to do the same, even more so than in the past. “Beethoven Festival: LOVE 2013,” as the third edition is titled,...