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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

Top Pilsen Articles

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  • Smelter agrees to cut lead emissions

    Smelter agrees to cut lead emissions
    A Pilsen smelter has agreed to take steps to immediately reduce lead emissions from its plant after Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed suit against the company earlier this week. H. Kramer and Co. agreed in a preliminary injunction filed Friday...
  • A trip to 'Strangerland' and 'Bakersfield'

    The Chicago Fringe Festival is back for a second year, and this time it's stretching over two weekends and five venues in Pilsen, focusing on the theme "On the Map, Under the Radar." Below are reviews for two shows from opening weekend; reviews for two...
  • 'No Gender Left Behind' connects, 'Nearly Naked' misses at Chicago Fringe Festival

    'No Gender Left Behind' connects, 'Nearly Naked' misses at Chicago Fringe Festival
    The second annual Chicago Fringe Festival continues through Sunday at five venues in Pilsen. "No Gender Left Behind" *** Rebecca Kling knows a teachable moment when she sees one. When the transgendered Kling was dismissed as a visiting theater teacher...
  • Pilsen restaurant closed after insects found

    A Pilsen neighborhood Mexican restaurant was ordered closed today after it was cited when city health officials found roaches and flying insects at the business, officials said. El Taconazo Restaurant at 2350 W. Cermak Road was closed after the...
  • Shootings leave 1 dead, 9 wounded in city

    Shootings leave 1 dead, 9 wounded in city
    Various shootings in Chicago have killed one person and left at least 9 others wounded, authorities said Thursday night. A man was shot dead about 9:40 p.m. in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. The victim was identified as...
  • At least 4 wounded in Chicago shootings

    A teen was shot and wounded Saturday night, one of at least four people wounded in shootings on Chicago streets. A 15-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to the foot while walking in 1100 block of West 18th Place in the Pilsen neighborhood about 8:30...
  • High levels of toxic lead found in air outside Chicago school

    High levels of toxic lead found in air outside Chicago school
    Residents in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood complained for years about metallic-tasting smoke rolling down their narrow streets but had little evidence it was harmful. Now they have proof. New monitoring data obtained by the Tribune reveal that high...
  • Whittier library dispute flares up again

    Whittier library dispute flares up again
    The heated debate over Whittier Elementary School's library continued Wednesday when community members accused Chicago Public Schools officials of reneging on a promise to install a library in the school's dilapidated field house. The district has...
  • Former Northwestern grad student detained in Libya

    A former graduate student at Northwestern University reporting on the unrest in Libya is believed to be a captive of authorities in the North African country and has not been seen or heard from in nearly two weeks. Friends of James Foley, 37, a New...
  • EPA cracks down on Pilsen smelter

    Federal and state officials are cracking down on a smelter in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood after tracing high levels of toxic lead in the air outside an elementary school less than two blocks away. In a legal complaint filed today, the U.S....
  • Feds and state crack down on air pollution outside Chicago school

    Feds and state crack down on air pollution outside Chicago school
    Federal and state officials are cracking down on a smelter in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood after linking it to high levels of toxic lead in the air outside an elementary school less than two blocks away. In a legal complaint filed Thursday, the U.S....