| Feb 20, 2013
For 13 years, the family of Alma Chavez clung to dwindling hopes that law enforcement would catch up to the man accused of killing the soft-spoken nursing student.
Chavez's ex-boyfriend, Raul Andrade Tolentino, was out on bail facing murder charges...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Federal officials vowed Wednesday to conduct an emergency cleanup of a lead-contaminated lot near a Pilsen elementary school, more than six years after authorities first identified the hazards.
The Tribune reported in November that the lot had not been...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 9:12 AM
The Chicago Fire Department shut down a South Side nightclub and a party on the roof of a West Side community center early Sunday morning after officials found exposed wiring, overcrowding and other code violations.About 12:15 a.m., fire officials were...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 11:28 AM
A woman opening a currency exchange this morning in the Pilsen neighborhood was robbed at gunpoint by three men.
She had just opened the establishment at 2023 S. Ashland Ave. about 8 a.m. and was turning on a space heater when the three men burst in...
| Jun 12, 2013
Heavy rains in April quickly swamped Chicago's underground labyrinth of sewers, forcing a stomach-churning surge of waste and runoff back into basements and flooding neighborhoods across the city.
The deluge so overloaded the city's aging infrastructure...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 9:31 AM
After living in Chicago for a while, you come to notice patterns. You see the same people on your daily commutes, you frequent the same bars and you find yourself talking about the weather 80 percent of the time. What about the stuff we see every day...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Redmoon Theater, the 23-year-old Chicago performance, spectacle and party-creation company, said Thursday that it is vacating its longtime “Redmoon Central” headquarters in the West Loop and heading to Pilsen.
The new (and more affordable)...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 2:03 AM
A 17-year-old boy was shot early Monday morning in the Pilsen neighborhood on the West Side, police said.
Shortly after midnight, shots rang out near the intersection of West 20th Street and South Loomis Street, Chicago Police Department News Affairs...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Owners of a smelting facility linked to dangerous levels of lead in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood will spend $3 million on new equipment to curb emissions of the toxic metal.
In a legal settlement announced today by federal and state officials, H....
| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:48 PM
Nearly a decade after neighbors first drew attention to lead pollution from a Pilsen smelting plant, the owners agreed Thursday to spend $3 million on new equipment to curb emissions of the brain-damaging metal.
In a legal settlement announced Thursday...
| Feb 13, 2013
In the aftermath of the E2 nightclub disaster that killed 21 people in 2003, the city of Chicago vowed to step up weekend inspections of clubs.
Ten years later, city data released to the Tribune, as well as interviews with club owners and others,...