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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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  • 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...
  • CSO hosts Youth in Music fest

    Before Riccardo Muti takes his Chicago Symphony Orchestra on a 13-day, 9-concert tour of the Far East in late January and early February, he will engage in a pursuit close to his heart: the musical education of youth. The CSO music director will lead an...
  • In Pilsen area, a volunteer health worker offers answers about pelvic health

    In Pilsen area, a volunteer health worker offers answers about pelvic health
    Ana Cazares is a volunteer community health worker who's so determined to broach taboo health subjects in her Pilsen neighborhood that she uses every opportunity that presents itself. Cazares was recently shopping in a local store when the Latina...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Authorities: Dump truck hits, kills man in Pilsen

    Authorities: Dump truck hits, kills man in Pilsen
    A man who was killed when a dump truck hit him this morning in the Pilsen neighborhood has been identified, authorities said. The pedestrian, identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Gerardo Rodriguez, was struck about 8:30 a.m. in the...