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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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  • Sterling Bay retools old buildings, reshapes neighborhoods

    Sterling Bay retools old buildings, reshapes neighborhoods
    The future of Oprah's studio. The arrival of Google in the West Loop. And the potential to transform the old Main Post Office, a ruin so monumental it straddles an expressway. Each turnaround could improve a neighborhood. Combined, they could remake a...
  • 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....
  • World Cup soccer bar guide

    World Cup soccer bar guide
    This week, hundreds of millions of people around the globe will be watching the World Cup, cheering on their nations' teams as they compete in the monthlong soccer tournament. Plenty of local bars and hangouts are hosting viewing parties or offering...
  • Stuart Dybek

    Stuart Dybek
    I was delighted to meet Stuart Dybek, the celebrated writer who lives in Evanston. Years ago, our work appeared alongside each other in the Tribune when a short essay of his about the "El" ran with my photo essay of the Loop. In the piece, he compared the...
  • 7 up-and-coming Chicago neighborhoods

    7 up-and-coming Chicago neighborhoods
    Affordable living space in popular enclaves such as Andersonville, Logan Square and Wicker Park is rare, so how can young urbanites on a budget determine what neighborhoods are on the cusp of cool? "Look for the halo effect, which is the impact a...
  • 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...
  • Lyric adds two world-premiere operas for 2015

    Lyric adds two world-premiere operas for 2015
    Lyric Opera of Chicago will present the world premieres of two commissioned operas in 2015 as part of its Lyric Unlimited initiative to connect with a wider audience through the creation and performance of new works with broad appeal. The new pieces,...
  • Chicago band Empires makes network debut on 'Letterman'

    Chicago band Empires makes network debut on 'Letterman'
    Don’t ask singer Sean Van Vleet what David Letterman said to him when his indie rock band Empires performed on CBS’s “Late Show” Tuesday. The Des Plaines native and Pilsen neighborhood resident doesn’t remember. “It...
  • Teen killed, 11 wounded in city shootings

    Teen killed, 11 wounded in city shootings
    A 17-year-old boy was killed and 11 other people were wounded in shootings across the city Saturday afternoon and night. The night's lone homicide happened about 12:04 a.m. Sunday in the 3100 block of West Polk Street in the city's East Garfield Park...
  • Bike-part vending machines

    Bike-part vending machines
    Jana Kinsman knows the hassle a suddenly flat inner tube can cause a cyclist. Kinsman, 28, of Pilsen, rides her bike to and from the beehives serviced by her nonprofit organization, Bike a Bee. In case her bicycle needs work, she carries a patch kit and...