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West Town

West Town is a Chicago neighborhood between River North and Garfield Park. It's also a broader community area that includes all or part of the Chicago neighborhoods Bucktown, Clybourn Corridor, Fulton River District, Goose Island, Humb... Show more »
West Town is a Chicago neighborhood between River North and Garfield Park. It's also a broader community area that includes all or part of the Chicago neighborhoods Bucktown, Clybourn Corridor, Fulton River District, Goose Island, Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Noble Square, River West, Ukrainian Village and Wicker Park . « Show less

Top West Town Articles

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  • Violet Hour’s new mural is homicide reminder

     
    The latest mural in the bar's artistic series forces passersby to think about how many people were killed last summer....
  • Wherefore art thou, West Town?

     
    If you're not down for braving the masses at Wicker Park Fest this weekend, there'll be another hot scene just down Ashland Avenue....
  • Food truck stands to start up next week

    Food truck stands to start up next week
    Twenty-one Chicago food truck stands are scheduled to begin operation by the end of next week, city officials told the Tribune and the Stew. Located in Lincoln Park, the Loop, Streeterville, Lakeview, West Town and Wicker Park the stands will allow up to...
  • Man accused of threatening Funky Buddha bouncers with gun

    Man accused of threatening Funky Buddha bouncers with gun
    A Chicago man was accused of threatening two security guards with a gun outside the Funky Buddha Lounge early Sunday morning, county prosecutors said. Robert Rhames, 41, of South Shore, got into a verbal altercation with two men working as security...
  • Your food options at Pitchfork Festival 2014

    Your food options at Pitchfork Festival 2014
    If you plan on attending this weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park, know that you can't bring in outside food, and there will be no in-out privileges. Which means you're stuck with the food options inside the festival. It's not all bad....
  • Fest planner: West Fest, Roscoe Village Burger Fest, Windy City Smokeout, more

    Fest planner: West Fest, Roscoe Village Burger Fest, Windy City Smokeout, more
    The forecast for this weekend? Deliciousness. If you've wandered anywhere near the Loop this week, you're probably aware that the massive annual eat-a-thon known as Taste of Chicago already is underway, but two smaller fests—Windy City Smokeout...
  • Humboldt Park logs 2 homicides in 4 days

    Humboldt Park has logged two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. On Wednesday, a man was fatally shot in the 3300 block of West Division Street, police said. Four days earlier, a 42-year-old man was shot to...
  • Patio collapses in West Town

    Patio collapses in West Town
    A concrete patio in the West Town neighborhood collapsed overnight, spilling furniture and an air conditioner down a 10-foot hole, authorities said. No one was on the patio when it collapsed into the basement below around 1 a.m. in the 1400 block of West...
  • Cyclists debut Chicago's first 'Curbee' footrest for riders on Milwaukee Avenue

    Cyclists debut Chicago's first 'Curbee' footrest for riders on Milwaukee Avenue
    That structure you may have seen jutting from the curb at the southeast corner of Milwaukee and Ogden avenues this week? That's the city's first bicycle footrest and handrail. Created by Steven Vance, an editor of the transportation website...
  • Man missing from West Town may need medical help

    Man missing from West Town may need medical help
    Chicago police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing man who may be in need of medical attention and was last seen in the West Town neighborhood. Mark Pristop, 52, was last seen Monday in the area of 2200 W. Huron Street, according to an...
  • Bulletproof?

    Bulletproof?
    In Dallas, where Kevin Laude grew up, it was common for his friends and neighbors to own guns. Some even kept ammunition in the trunks of their cars for an impromptu trip to the shooting range. But when Laude, 36, of West Town, moved to Chicago in 2012,...