| Sep 26, 2013
As fall's cool days swiftly start to outnumber those warm ones on the tail end of summer, mojitos and margaritas are replaced by warm cider and pumpkin spice lattes. But for those with a sweet tooth, the wonders of Mexican neverias (ice cream shops) are...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:26 PM
The tiny Kansas town of Pilsen is home to just a couple dozen people. But on some days, this Marion County burg has seen its population explode to more than fifteen hundred.
People come from all over the world--mostly on weekends--to visit the museum...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Former Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano was convicted of corruption Tuesday for a third time and could face more than a decade in prison after pleading guilty in a 2010 bribery scheme to influence a bandage contract at Stroger Hospital.
| Apr 9, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Like some Chicago Catholics, Aidan Gillespie of Pilsen performed the Stations of the Cross last week to prepare for Easter—except he did it using CTA stations.
Gillespie, 24, said he traveled the length of the CTA rail system to visit 10 churches...
| Nov 3, 2011
Up until he died, Bonifacio Chavez hoped he would help find the man accused of fatally stabbing his daughter in their Pilsen living room.
The young woman's ex-boyfriend, Raul Andrade Tolentino, had confessed in 2000 to the crime, authorities said, but...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:27 PM
Now in its fourth year, the Chicago Fringe Festival moves from Pilsen to Jefferson Park, offering 50 shows at five venues through Sept. 8, along with ancillary shenanigans (lady arm wrestlers and an "air sex competition") at Fringe Central, aka Fischman...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Police found a man shot inside a car they chased from a Bridgeport shooting that left one man dead and two wounded Friday night.
The three men were among at least 7 people shot overnight across the city.
They were shot inside an apartment in the...
| Sep 5, 2013
Carol Kala of Berwyn can give a garden tour of her own back yard, describing the varieties of plants and flowers, the methods she used for sowing and cultivating them, and the history behind many of them. Her grandfather, a Czech immigrant, bought the...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday defended the unexpected weekend demolition of the Whittier Elementary School field house, saying the building was unsafe and the playground and sports fields slated to replace it will be better for kids in the Pilsen...
| Mar 27, 2013
There's nothing extraordinary about Aidan Gillespie's daily commute on the No. 50 bus down Damen Avenue. Perhaps that's why the Roman Catholic schoolteacher chose the train Tuesday for a more spiritual journey.
Setting out before dawn, Gillespie, 25,...
| Mar 15, 2008
By Richard Price
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 455 pages, $26
Richard Price takes cliched moves by police officers and gives them a postmodern twist. In one of the pivotal scenes of his new novel, "Lush Life," two detectives monitor a large...