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Angel Santiago (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In 2012 Murder In Pilsen

Angel Santiago, 39, was arrested on Thursday in Florida and extradited to Chicago.

07/12/2013

Four residents of a building in Pilsen were forced out of their homes, after part of the front facade collapsed overnight. (Credit: CBS)

Building Façade Collapses In Pilsen

Several residents in the Pilsen neighborhood were forced out of their homes early Wednesday, after the façade of their building collapsed.

06/26/2013

The owner of a shop in Pilsen was kidnapped and forced into his own SUV as he was closing the store early Friday. The suspects stole his SUV after dropping him off in nearby Stickney. (Credit: CBS)

Store Owner Kidnapped In Pilsen, SUV Stolen

Police said the 78-year-old man was closing the store in the 1100 block of West 18th Street when a group of men threw a pillowcase over his head, hit him in the face, and forced him into his own SUV.

05/24/2013

Michelle Manalansan (Credit: Chicago Police)

Police Investigate Death Of Missing Woman Found In Pilsen Apartment

Authorities are trying to figure out how a local college student died, after her decomposing body was found in a Pilsen apartment this week, more than a month after she went missing.

03/22/2013

Newly elected Pope Francis. (Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

New Pope An Inspiration For Latino Jesuit Students

A Jesuit high school in Pilsen is celebrating the selection of Pope Francis, a Jesuit cardinal from Argentina, as the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church – the first pontiff from the Americas.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2013

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Valentine’s Day For The Lonely & Pathetic

This article is for those of us who dream about never having to leave our beds, comfortably blanketed in our own self-loathing (and, well, literal blankets). This article is for the people who not only have no one to love, but also don’t love themselves. This is how to REALLY be miserable on Valentine’s Day.

02/14/2013

Authorities shut down a party at the Riff Music Lounge in the South Loop. (Credit: CBS)

Authorities Shut Down Parties At Club And Community Center

Hundreds of people poured out of two Chicago parties overnight, as firefighters discovered several code violations, and shut things down.

02/10/2013

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Man Killed When SUV Strikes Semi-Truck In Pilsen

The driver of an SUV was killed early Monday when he crashed his Chevrolet Blazer into the back of a parked semi-trailer in the Pilsen neighborhood on the West Side.

12/24/2012

Shooting

Woman Shot In Face Outside Pilsen Pizzeria

CHICAGO (STMW) — A man and a woman were hurt, one critically, in a shooting outside a pizzeria in the Pilsen neighborhood early Sunday. The shooting occurred outside Benny’s Pizza, 1244 W. 18th St., about […]

12/23/2012

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Best Free Art Activities In Chicago

From antiques made in ancient Greece to Pablo Picasso’s works from the last century, Chicago has numerous venues and tours with free admission. Check out the following list to get you started.

11/26/2012

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Best Places For Black Friday Shopping Deals In Chicago

For many shoppers, shopping on Black Friday is synonymous with crowds. To find great Black Friday deals in Chicago, consider shopping off the beaten path at the following independent stores.

11/06/2012

Detail from one of Pilsen's famous murals. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Pilsen

From authentic taquerias like Nuevo Leon to the vivid and expressive murals that line the streets, the people of Pilsen proudly show you who they are.

09/28/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Unveils Plans To Redevelop Sites Of Coal Plants, Old Asphalt Factory

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Saturday unveiled plans to redevelop three old industrial sites on the Southwest Side – including the two infamous coal plants that closed last month.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2012

16th Street Mural

Alderman Wants Graffiti Artists To Paint Legitimate Murals

Ald. Danny Solis (25th) wants graffiti artists to redirect their pastime toward legitimate artwork – namely, murals along a railroad embankment in the Pilsen neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

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Person Shot In Pilsen Runs To Fire Station For Help

A person ran into a Pilsen neighborhood fire station Wednesday afternoon after being shot in the throat just blocks away.

08/15/2012

Nicholas Claxton, 23, is charged with cyber-stalking and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Man Accused Of Sending Threatening Photo After He Was Fired

A Pilsen man was behind bars Tuesday night, accused of threatening a former co-worker in west suburban Oak Park.

CBS 2–08/07/2012

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2 Men Shot Dead On Front Steps In Pilsen

Two men were shot and killed early Monday on the western edge of the Pilsen neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2012

Fatal Shooting

SW Suburban Man Shot Dead In Pilsen

A southwest suburban man was shot dead early Sunday in the Southwest Side Pilsen neighborhood, police said.

05/06/2012

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2 Dead, At Least 24 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Two people have been killed, and at least 24 other people — one of them a 12-year-old girl — have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon.

05/06/2012

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Chicago’s Cinco De Mayo Parade

Celebrate the Cinco de Mayo in style with the annual parade in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.

04/28/2012

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