By Ji Suk Yi | @oh_em_ji_CST – – Photo: Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times.

Photo: A man jogs past a Major League Soccer mural by Sam Kirk near 18th Street and Ashland Avenue in Pilsen.

The Pilsen neighborhood is 4.5 miles from downtown Chicago on the city’s lower west side. Nestled along the busy railroad lines that run along 16th street, Pilsen has long been a first-stop neighborhood for many immigrants. First, Bohemians were drawn to the neighborhood in the 1800s in part by a construction project to build what is now Ogden Avenue.

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