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Luxury New York developer blindsides alderman with plan to build 434-unit building on 18th Street in Pilsen

Property Markets Group’s previous plan to build an even larger development at the site was blocked by former Ald. Daniel Solis.

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Chicago-born artist Hebru Brantley is back for a massive, new installation in Pilsen

His ‘Nevermore Park’ opens Oct. 24 and will submerge guests in the loose narrative of his iconic characters ‘Flyboy’ and ‘Lil Mama.’

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Police seek person of interest in 2016 case of man found in burning vehicle in Pilsen

Losardo Lucas is wanted in connection with the death of James D. Gerage.

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Gentrification creates ‘existential crisis’ for Pilsen nonprofit group

The Gads Hill Center celebrated its new $7 million facility in Brighton Park in late October hoping to fill gaps in social services.

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Sprawling new mural in Pilsen pays tribute to Chicago graffiti legend ‘Kiser’

Before he was killed by an L train near the CTA Red Line’s Morse Avenue stop in 2004, the work of the artist, whose real name was Peter Berry, could be found all over the city.

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Millennial who went from foster care to doctorate honored for work helping foster youth graduate

Shante Elliott, a ward of the state until she was adopted at 13, created TassellTurn, a startup to help youth in foster care graduate high school. She is among 10 women nationwide selected to L’Oreal Paris’ 2019 Women of Worth.

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Pilsen alderman moves to designate St. Adalbert’s as a Chicago Landmark

In a letter to city officials, Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez said the "designation process should begin immediately."

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La Casa in Pilsen, the ‘world’s first community-based college dormitory,’ shuts down

The Resurrection Project opened La Casa in 2012 to provide affordable housing to full-time students in Chicago.

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Providing mental health care for immigrants ‘personal for me,’ Pilsen Wellness Center director says

‘The communities we serve are very complex,’ Nestor Flores says. ‘These are vulnerable populations that are struggling to survive, low-income in many cases.’

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Man critically wounded in shooting near Throop Park in Pilsen

The 27-year-old man was taken to the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital in critical condition, police said.

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Taurino Brito dies at 90; ‘Churro Man’ sold delicious pastries for decades in Pilsen

It wasn’t uncommon for Mr. Brito to sell 500 churros on a weekend. "He was out all day, rain or shine," said Carol Molina, who helps operate Don Churro, the family-owned bakery where Mr. Brito bought the pastries he sold on the streets.

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Deported Army veteran making his way back to Chicago ahead of citizenship hearing

Miguel Perez-Montes was deported to Mexico after a nonviolent drug conviction.

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Trump backers spark heated confrontation outside Pilsen church

Four men in ‘Make America Great Again’ apparel argued with neighborhood residents outside Lincoln United Methodist Church over the weekend.

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Founders of La Catrina Café say goodbye to Pilsen, hello to Mexico

The coffee shop quickly became a neighborhood staple after opening in 2013.

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CPS adds murals, mosaics at schools amid a move to enhance arts education

Benito Juarez, Englewood STEM, McAuliffe Elementary among the schools to gain public art. Each mural ‘serves a different purpose,’ Logan Square principal says. ‘Some of them honor our school namesake, some of them help us express our mission and vision, and others help us honor our cultures and traditions.’

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Developer promises to save Pilsen church after sale criticized by community

City Pads Chicago crossed Pilsen residents once when it painted over murals at the old Casa Aztlan. But the development firm says it’s learned its lesson.

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Man fatally shot in Pilsen alley: police

The man was found with multiple gunshot wounds in an alley in the 1600 block of South Loomis Street, police said.

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Pilsen nonprofit developer proposes smaller, five-story apartment building

The Resurrection Project bought the property at 19th Street and Racine Avenue in 2018 to create affordable housing.

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Ada Alicia Giron, whose Chicago bookstores offered a bit of home for Spanish-speakers, has died at 83

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Burglars target businesses on one Lower West Side block: police

Two businesses were burglarized in August in the 2400 block of South Wolcott Avenue.

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Pilsen muralist Hector Duarte’s house is a home and also a work of art

House murals are fairly rare in Chicago. But when you see one, the shimmer and swirl of color makes them a source of wonder and admiration.

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Will cemetery zoning scare off developers eyeing St. Adalbert’s property?

Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez proposes to rezone the church land to prevent condo development. The Archdiocese says the building needs over $3 million of repairs.

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This is the story behind one of Pilsen’s disappearing murals

David ‘Boogie’ Gonzalez was a gang-member-turned-peace-activist. Killed 46 years ago in Harrison Park, a fading work of public art on 18th Street recalls his legacy.

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Man shot to death on back porch of Pilsen home: police

Byron Ruiz, 36, was in the 1600 block of South Loomis Street about 3:30 a.m. when gunfire erupted.

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Dreamer makes a difference in Pilsen

Gonzalez helps bring community together through soccer team he founded in 2013

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Man charged with dragging state trooper with car in Pilsen

Christopher J. Overton is charged with a felony count of attempted first degree murder for the May 26 incident near 18th Street and Union Avenue.

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Pilsen alderman, residents unsure about turning the neighborhood into a historic district

Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez will host a public meeting about the proposal at the 25th Ward office on Thursday.

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Pilsen nonprofit proposes new 45-unit affordable apartment building

The Resurrection Project will host a meeting about the development on Wednesday at Dvorak Park.

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Pilsen neighborhood celebrates July Fourth

Look at these photos from block parties throughout the Pilsen neighborhood.

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CPS to provide free lunches all summer

The LunchStop program has 100 sites where children under 18 can eat for free.

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Last Mass at St. Adalbert Parish in Pilsen set for July

The historic church will cease to be a "sacred space" on July 15, a day after its last Mass is scheduled to be held.

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Man charged with sexually abusing girl on Pink Line was turned in by his mother: prosecutors

Junior Thigpen faces felony counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and unlawful restraint.