| Apr 11, 2010
| 4:32 PM
A 26-year-old man was shot and wounded in his ankle early this morning in the Pilsen neighborhood on the Near West Side.Chicago police could not provide a specific condition for the victim but said he was stabilized at Stroger Hospital. The shooting...
| Jun 4, 2010
About 30 people walked out of the city limits of Wichita Friday morning, making a pilgrimage to Pilsen, almost 60 miles away to the home town of Father Emil Kapaun.
Father Kapaun was a priest who died in a POW camp during the Korean War, he is also a...
| May 12, 2010
Once again area residents can find the fruits of the Midwest in farmers markets throughout the city and suburbs. Most are opening this month.
Farmers and vendors from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan will bring produce, baked goods, cheese,...
| Apr 20, 2010
Just down the street from the new Motoworks Chicago location on North Avenue, a Citgo gas station sign screamed the price of $3.33/gallon.
It's free advertising for Johnny Scheff.
His new Vespa dealership in Wicker Park is the sister location to his...
| Sep 18, 2010
From a plane, it would be easy to think one of the nation's dirtiest power plants is within the Chicago city limits.
But the aging State Line Power Station, a major contributor to the city's chronically dirty air, sits just a few hundred feet over the...
| Sep 28, 2010
| 8:02 AM
Bike the 25th Ward
Sunday, October 3
9 a.m. - registration
10 a.m. - bike kick-off
11 a.m. - celebration
Bike the 25th Ward is a great event for families to get out and get active. Begin in the 25th Ward's Pilsen neighborhood, work...
| Oct 5, 2010
| 5:46 PM
"Alice I Have Been"
by Melanie Benjamin
Delacorte, 351 pages
"The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott"
by Kelly O'Connor McNees
Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, 342 pages
Nature may abhor a vacuum, but historical novels adore one. Even the most extensive...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 11:38 AM
Here are the offers from Chicago's daily deals sites for Thursday, July 22. Some are available for more than a day; check the individual sites for details and restrictions.
Groupon: 46% off pasta making class at Cooking Fools. That's $45 for the...
| Jul 25, 2010
The biggest trend on the Chicago fashion scene, at the start of 2010, was to hang it up.
Oak Street's world-famous boutique Ultimo, which helped launch Marc Jacobs and Peter Soronen, shut down in January after 40 years. Designer Maria Pinto, a campaign-...
| Aug 1, 2010
The West Side often gets a bad rap — known for the 1968 King riots, the traffic jams on the Eisenhower Expressway and pockets of high crime. But it's also an area with rich history, warm neighborhoods and fascinating people:
1 When a fire broke out...
| Sep 14, 2010
| 11:41 AM
Buen Provecho! Pilsen
On Thursday, September 16, 2010, Mexican Independence Day, the Historic Pilsen Community will be bustling with hungry visitors attending the third annual Buen Provecho! Pilsen. Over twenty-five local restaurants, cafes and...