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Best of the South Side 2009: Pilsen

The neighborhood is named for the Czech city from which many of the area’s late-19th-century residents hailed, but in recent years it has received attention for the effects gentrification has had on this primarily Mexican-American community. Spanish names of taquerías,…

The Western Frontier: Pilsen’s other arts scene

Four decades ago, the Podmajersky family’s eponymous real estate company founded the Chicago Arts District in East Pilsen. Centered on the strip of Halsted between 18th Street and Cermak Road, the Chicago Arts District has experienced tremendous success and routinely…