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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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  • Vandals target 'The Watch,' Chicago statues celebrating Tuskegee Airmen

    Vandals target 'The Watch,' Chicago statues celebrating Tuskegee Airmen
    A lime-green piece of fiberglass resin lay in the grass Sunday next to a concrete pad where statues paying homage to the Tuskegee Airmen had stood. “This one is broken,” said 2-year-old David Molina-Kwan, in Chinese, to his mother as he...
  • Art for life

    Art for life
    There's a big mystery in Chicago: How can the city's youth stay on track for the future, especially during the volatile, violent summer months? Some activists hope art is the answer, allowing young people to express themselves while simultaneously...
  • Chicago brewery Moody Tongue to launch $120 black truffle beer

    Chicago brewery Moody Tongue to launch $120 black truffle beer
    Just a few weeks after debuting, Chicago's Moody Tongue Brewing is planning to release a beer made with rare black truffles that will cost as much as $120 per bottle. (Good news: it's a big bottle.) Shaved Black Truffle Pilsner will be one of the most...
  • 1 dead, at least 20 wounded in overnight gun violence in Chicago

    1 dead, at least 20 wounded in overnight gun violence in Chicago
    Chicago was hit with a burst of gun violence on the Fourth of July, with at least 21 people shot, one of them fatally, during an 11-hour stretch from Friday evening into Saturday morning, according to police. That brought to 36 the number of people who...
  • Author Stuart Dybek: Chicago's storyteller

    Author Stuart Dybek: Chicago's storyteller
    The way Stuart Dybek tells it, on the night that he decided to become a writer, the moon rose full and bright over Lake Michigan. It had not been an easy decision. His father, an immigrant from Poland who had pushed his way to foreman at the McCormick...
  • Shootings leave 4 dead, 14 wounded

    Shootings leave 4 dead, 14 wounded
    Shootings across the city left 4 people dead and at least 14 others wounded in a 12-hour period ending about 3 a.m. Sunday morning. The gun violence from Saturday through early Sunday made it 5 dead and 20 wounded in shootings since late Friday morning....
  • A lovely day in -- Gary?

    A lovely day in -- Gary?
    Conventional wisdom says Gary is a city that time forgot — the worst, ugliest, smelliest, most decrepit, dangerous city in the Midwest, if not the nation. But here's a piece of advice for your summer travel plans: Spend a day in Gary. I did....
  • RedEye's guide to Printers Row Lit Fest

    RedEye's guide to Printers Row Lit Fest
    There's nothing wrong with the usual summer fest trifecta of curb-sitting, head-bobbing and beer-sipping, but if you're craving a little more substance, mark your calendar for Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, held June 7 and 8 in the blocks...
  • Narcoliterature explores realities of Mexico's drug culture

    Narcoliterature explores realities of Mexico's drug culture
    In Mexico, the drug culture has spawned a genre of its own: Narcoliterature — a blend of fiction and, in some cases, investigative journalism — explores the realities of drug culture. Narcoliterature titles are among Amazon's 100 best-...
  • Wicker Park Bocce Club plans expansion to Pilsen

    Wicker Park Bocce Club plans expansion to Pilsen
    "We want [bocce] to be everywhere," said Will Murphy, one of the five organizers of Wicker Park Bocce Club.  His group is one step closer to city-wide bocce domination, with construction set to begin on a Pilsen court later this month. Currently, the...
  • TV binge-watching: The time, sleep killer

    TV binge-watching: The time, sleep killer
    After work, Doug Grabowski rushes home to Pilsen to quickly throw a load of laundry in the washer. There’s no time to cook. Forget about catching up on that book he downloaded to his Nook. Romantic date nights with his girlfriend go out the...