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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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  • Police seek 2 men in purse snatchings on Near West Side

    Police seek 2 men in purse snatchings on Near West Side
    Chicago police are seeking two men after three violent purse snatchings in the West Town community this month. The first occurred around 9:40 p.m. on May 12 in the 1100 block of North Wood Street, the second around 12:25 a.m. on May 22 in the 1700 block...
  • Forbidden Root beers to debut in Chicago

    Forbidden Root beers to debut in Chicago
    New breweries need to stand out if they are going to make an impact in Chicago's busy craft beer scene. Forbidden Root, a new Chicago brewery set to hit taps in early June, is poised to do it. Calling itself a 'botanical brewery,' Forbidden Root uses...
  • More new Chicago rooftops, patios and more

    More new Chicago rooftops, patios and more
    >>Read up on the 10 hottest coming-soon rooftops and patios in Chicago for summer 2014 and see these new patios mapped by neighborhood.   Green Street Smoked Meats 112 N. Green St. 312-754-0431 Upon arrival at this West Loop barbecue bar, send a...
  • Shootings leave 4 injured, 1 critically

    Shootings leave 4 injured, 1 critically
    A man was critically injured in one of three Chicago shootings that have left four people hurt overnight on the West Side, police said. The man, who police originally said was 29 but later identified as 30, was found shot inside a vehicle as police...
  • Luis A. Alcala, 1921–2014

     Luis A. Alcala, 1921–2014
    Luis A. Alcala got his start selling clothes and other items from a fold-up table on Maxwell Street, eventually scraping together enough money to open a store on Chicago's Southeast Side that catered to factory workers at a nearby steel plant. He...
  • 'Chicago PD' stuntman jumps from 5th floor of West Town apartment building

    'Chicago PD' stuntman jumps from 5th floor of West Town apartment building
    Stuntman Mike Fierro took part in a free fall from the fifth floor of the K2 Apartments in the West Town neighborhood Thursday during a stunt for NBC’s “Chicago PD.” Fierro was believed to have fallen 35 feet before landing on an airbag....
  • Interview: Sophia Bush calls 'Chicago PD' role a dream job

    Interview: Sophia Bush calls 'Chicago PD' role a dream job
    Sophia Bush took a break from chasing criminals on the set of the upcoming “Chicago Fire” spinoff, “Chicago PD” to get dolled up for an appearance at the Coach store in the Gold Coast. “Marina (Squerciati) and I had the...
  • Community meeting over proposed West Town taproom draws hundreds

    Community meeting over proposed West Town taproom draws hundreds
    UPDATE, May 6, 2014: Founder Robert Finkel said the East Village Assocation voted on May 5 to support lifting a two-block liquor moratorium that would have prevented Forbidden Root from opening its taproom at 1746 W. Chicago Ave. He said the brewery...
  • From Austria, with love

    From Austria, with love
    Jennifer Solberg had a good reason to reschedule our morning photo shoot at Rhine Hall, the West Town distillery she owns with her father, Charlie. She had to make an emergency trip to Michigan to pick up 7,300 pounds of Gala, McIntosh and Cortland...
  • Shootings on South, West sides injure 3

    Shootings on South, West sides injure 3
    Shootings on the South and West sides left three men injured Tuesday night, police said. In the Chatham neighborhood just before midnight, a 57-year-old man was shot in the finger. He told police he heard gunfire that may have come from a vehicle,...
  • Doctor at Chicago pot clinic may lose license

    Doctor at Chicago pot clinic may lose license
    A doctor at the helm of a Chicago clinic that claimed it could help patients get certified to receive medical marijuana faces charges from the state’s professional regulation authority that he misled patients. Dr. Brian Murray, who has an active...