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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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  • 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....
  • Fine shots

     
    From a phenomenal collection by Tribune photographer Brian Cassella, "School's Out Forever," in which he documents recently closed Chicago Public Schools: "Near North Elementary, 739 N Ada St in West Town. Opened 1884, closed 2013. The oldest building...
  • 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...
  • Ex-cop could face prison for violating probation

     Ex-cop could face prison for violating probation
    A former Chicago police officer convicted of making a fake 911 report while off-duty to get out of a DUI stop could face prison time after prosecutors allege he violated his probation by drinking at a West Town bar. Investigators looking into the...
  • Former Groupon CEO sells West Town condo

    Former Groupon CEO sells West Town condo
    Andrew Mason, the co-founder of Chicago-based Groupon who was fired as the company’s CEO last year, has sold his triplex loft condo in West Town for $1.15 million. As the Tribune exclusively reported earlier this year, in early December, Mason...
  • Ex-Blackhawk Troy Brouwer selling Chicago condo

     Ex-Blackhawk Troy Brouwer selling Chicago condo
    Former Chicago Blackhawks right wing Troy Brouwer has a contract pending to sell his three-bedroom, 2,900-square-foot duplex penthouse in Roscoe Village for $749,000, just $1,000 less than the asking price. Brouwer, 29, from Vancouver, British Columbia,...
  • Fest planner: Aug. 22-24

    Fest planner: Aug. 22-24
    This is your final weekend before Labor Day, and you have plenty of opportunities to make it count. Take your pick of nine festivals focused on food, art, music and fashion in neighborhoods from the South Loop to Logan Square. Hungry? Head directly to...
  • Man, 21, charged in West Town shooting

    Man, 21, charged in West Town shooting
    A Cragin neighborhood man was charged in a shooting in the West Town neighborhood this weekend, according to police. Erick Bustos, 21, was charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, though nothing in the release from the Chicago Police...
  • CPD to monitor Albany Park roads for DUI offenders Friday

    CPD to monitor Albany Park roads for DUI offenders Friday
    An effort to crackdown on drunken driving continues this weekend in Chicago, where police will be focusing on the Albany Park neighborhood. Officers will be be stationed at and around the corner of Irving Park Road and Springfield Avenue from 7 p.m....
  • The 1890 Census and "Second City"

    The 1890 Census and "Second City"
    On this date Chicago began its 94-year reign as the nation's " Second City." The 1,099,850 souls the United States Census counted in Chicago represented a 119 percent increase over the city's population just 10 years earlier. The landmark tally made...
  • West Town armed robbery, other crime prompt police meeting

    West Town armed robbery, other crime prompt police meeting
    A man robbed at gunpoint early Sunday morning near his West Town home has prompted Chicago Police to schedule an outdoor community meeting at the scene of the crime.  The Aug. 21 beat meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at the corner of Bosworth Avenue and...