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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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  • Highs and lows in Chicago theater, all of them memorable

     Highs and lows in Chicago theater, all of them memorable
    It's the final column of 2013. So, happy New Year! And here are 10 moments from the Chicago theater — the inspired, the unusual and the I-can't-believe-they-just-did-that — that I'll be remembering for years to come. 1. The umbilical cord...
  • Bartered bliss: Crafting a bargain wedding

     Bartered bliss: Crafting a bargain wedding
    For Saya Hillman and Pete Aiello, it was important to have an "us" wedding. No pomp and circumstance. No upholding tradition for tradition's sake. And when Saya read that the average Chicago wedding costs nearly $50,000, according to a 2012 survey...
  • Lead-contaminated soil finally removed from lot near school in Pilsen

     Lead-contaminated soil finally removed from lot near school in Pilsen
    More than seven years after state and federal officials discovered a lead-contaminated lot near an elementary school in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, the tainted soil has been dug up, trucked to a landfill and replaced with bright green grass. Gina...
  • Emanuel defends Whittier demolition

    Emanuel defends Whittier demolition
    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...
  • Man dead, two wounded in Bridgeport shooting

    Man dead, two wounded in Bridgeport shooting
    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...
  • It takes all kinds: Fringe Fest is 50 shows in Jefferson Park

    It takes all kinds: Fringe Fest is 50 shows in Jefferson Park
    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...
  • Biographer D.T. Max on David Foster Wallace and Chicago

     Biographer D.T. Max on  David Foster Wallace and Chicago
    David Foster Wallace was no fan of cities. He used to complain to friends that they left him riled up. Being in New York City, he once wrote to the then-fiction editor of Playboy, Alice Turner, “My whole┬ánervous system seems to be on the outside...
  • HOLIDAY GUIDE 2013: Dozens more shows for the season

    HOLIDAY GUIDE 2013: Dozens more shows for the season
    Thanksgiving is as late as it can be, and Hanukkah is earlier than usual this year, but the holiday shows always arrive right on schedule. From warmhearted theatrical classics to spicy newcomers, ballet to tap, traditional music to pop, we have enough...
  • New Year's Day brunches

    New Year's Day brunches
    Make your first meal of the year count at these hangover-healing brunches on Jan. 1. Blackfinn Ameripub 65 W. Kinzie St. 312-836-0290 Eat: Choose from filling fare such as the the Breakfast Balboa--shaved prime rib, mozzarella and hash browns, topped...
  • Cops release photos of 'Peeping Tom' who watched victim in restroom

    Cops release photos of 'Peeping Tom' who watched victim in restroom
    Chicago police have released photos taken from video surveillance of a man who watched a woman in a restroom, then grabbed and dragged her into a stairwell of a building in the city's East Pilsen neighborhood. About 10:15 p.m. on Nov. 23, the man was...
  • 1 dead, several wounded during Chicago shootings, stabbing

    1 dead, several wounded during Chicago shootings, stabbing
    One man was fatally gunned down, a woman was stabbed and three other men were wounded during separate attacks Sunday on the city's South and West sides. Most recently in the 300 block of West 60th Place, a 22-year-old man was shot dead on the scene...