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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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  • Seeking permission to pollute

    Seeking permission to pollute
    A monitor at George Washington High School on the Southeast Side shows that air in the neighborhood has the distinction of containing the state's highest levels of toxic heavy metals, chromium and cadmium, as well as sulfates, which can trigger asthma...
  • Emanuel's wife prefers life outside the spotlight

    Emanuel's wife prefers life outside the spotlight
    As Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel waved to an excited crowd at his election night victory party, another future Chicago leader stood with him. Amy Merritt Rule, Chicago's first lady in waiting, joined her husband on the stage, the first time she has done so...
  • Feds ordered Chicago to clean up its river: How we found out

    Feds ordered Chicago to clean up its river: How we found out
    The Tribune’s scoop about the Obama administration’s order to clean up the Chicago River came after years of reporting about the urban waterway. Taking multiple trips on the river, reading scores of dry-but-important documents and conducting...
  • Emanuel sworn in as mayor: 'Let us share the necessary sacrifices'

    Emanuel sworn in as mayor: 'Let us share the necessary sacrifices'
    Rahm Emanuel took the oath of office as Chicago's 46th mayor. The city's new mayor then laid out the challenges ahead: Improving schools, ending gun violence and downsizing a city government taxpayers can no longer afford. And he asked Chicagoans, the...
  • Plumbing company loses more than $50K in thefts

    Thieves made off with more than $50,000 in supplies from a Pilsen neighborhood plumbing fixture company, Chicago police said today. The thefts were discovered today at the Hico Flex Brass company in the 900 block of West 19th Street, though police said...
  • Smokestack protesters come down, arrested

    Smokestack protesters come down, arrested
    Amid heavy rain, eight Greenpeace anti-pollution protesters this morning came down from the smokestack of a Pilsen coal-fired plant and were promptly arrested by Chicago police.  "It's a combination of bad weather and feeling we've got the message out,"...
  • Greenpeace activists charged with felonies

    Greenpeace activists charged with felonies
    The eight Greenpeace anti-pollution protesters who were arrested Wednesday after climbing down from the smokestack of a Pilsen coal-fired plant were charged this morning with felony criminal damage to property. The three women and five men were also...
  • It's all relative

    It's all relative
    It would be easy to overlook Fogon, an 8-week-old Mexican restaurant in River West, especially as the space has been home to two or three forgettable restaurants in the last few years. The restaurant's pedigree suggests that would be an error. Fogon is...
  • Bails set for Greenpeace protesters

    One of eight protesters facing felony charges for climbing the smokestack of a Pilsen coal-fired plant on Tuesday was convicted four years ago of scaling the Chicago Board of Trade building to protest the destruction of the world’s rain forests,...
  • At least 3 wounded in overnight violence

    Two men were wounded in a drive-by shooting in the East Pilsen neighborhood early this morning. About 12:30 a.m., two men -- both 20 years old -- were in the 1900 block of South Union Street when they were shot in a drive-by, according to police News...
  • Pilsen violates limits on lead pollution, feds say

    Pilsen violates limits on lead pollution, feds say
    Federal environmental regulators on Wednesday declared that Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood violates tough new limits on brain-damaging lead in the air, part of a crackdown on polluters in the predominantly Latino, low-income enclave. After monitoring lead...