Pilsen neighborhood guide

As Pilsen gets more developed with condos, coffee shops and high-end restaurants, new and old residents try to create a common future.

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Pilsen gentrification

Can Pilsen pull off responsible development?

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When gentrification works

Examples of Chicago 'hoods doing development the responsible way.

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Mexican candies

Head to Pilsen for an eclectic mix of candies with flavors including tamarind and goat's-milk caramel.

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Pilsen's best 18th Street spots

Explore the South Side neighborhood's busiest strip.

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Beyond 18th Street

Notable spots off Pilsen's beaten path.

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Tamale trek

One writer goes on the hunt in Pilsen for the perfect tamale.

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Pilsen's affordable art

Head down south to find artwork that doesn't break the bank.

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Talking to the Pilsen community | ¡Viva Pilsen!

Locals sound off about about gentrification, their favorite spots, and more.

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