Tag Archive for Little Village

Pilsen & Little Village

Pilsen and Little Village are cousins–not only because families often extend across the neighborhood boundaries, nor simply because they are both port-of-entry regions for recent Mexican immigrants. These two are a pair, now more than ever, because of a growing exchange between the two.

Power Struggle

Into the inferno. In go the orange earplugs, and we step into the belly of the beast. The guide shouts to us over the roar of the furnace, but even with our ear protection in the place is clamorous–a coal…

It takes a village

“W-Y!” Michelle High, a third-year at the University of Chicago, yelled into the cafeteria half-full of middle school girls and their UofC mentors. “S-E!” the girls shouted back in unison, voices filling the whole room. The cheer kicked off Communities…

Best of the South Side 2009: Southwest Side

The story of Chicago’s Southwest Side is a classically American one. Immigrants–Poles, Lithuanians, Italians, Germans, Czechs–flocked to the area in the early 20th century after the extension of streetcar lines made it an easy commute. Railroads and stockyards–including the famous…