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Wicker Park

Wicker Park
A quasi-chaotic atmosphere of traffic and crowded sidewalks gives the Chicago neighborhood its palpable buzz. The newest immigrants to Wicker Park are diverse by occupation, mixed by levels of education and ethnicity, single or married, but almost always young. Read more about Wicker Park, Chicago.

Wicker Park is part of the West Town community area.
A quasi-chaotic atmosphere of traffic and crowded sidewalks gives the Chicago neighborhood its palpable buzz. The newest immigrants to Wicker Park are diverse by occupation, mixed by levels of education and ethnicity, single or married, but almost always young. Read more about Wicker Park, Chicago.

Wicker Park is part of the West Town community area.
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  • Tuesday's Bears training camp rundown

    Position battle: Running back Shaun Draughn: The veteran turned upfield after catching a pass during team drills. Cornerback Sherrick McManis ran beside Draughn and punched out the ball. The defense recovered the fumble. Draughn had only one carry for 2...
  • Trenchermen chef cast in new season of 'Top Chef'

    Trenchermen chef cast in new season of 'Top Chef'
    Rebecca LaMalfa, executive sous chef at Wicker Park's Trenchermen, has been cast in the forthcoming season of "Top Chef." The Bravo TV show's 12th season takes places in Boston and will premiere at 9 p.m. Oct. 15. The winner of the show receives a $125,...
  • Man charged in Humboldt Park pedestrian crash death

    Man charged in Humboldt Park pedestrian crash death
    A Chicago man has been charged with driving under the influence in connection with the death of a pedestrian in Humboldt Park on Sunday night, authorities said. Sean Riley, 33, of the 1400 block of North Bell Street in Wicker Park, was allegedly driving...
  • The greatest Star Trek 'Generation' reunites

    The greatest Star Trek 'Generation' reunites
    Reporter's log, stardate: 082214 On a sticky August evening, I found myself on the back porch of Wicker Park's Handlebar restaurant with a dinner companion who'd been to space. He'd also been drowned by William Shatner, resuscitated by Scott Bakula,...
  • Global brain project Viv developed with Chicago's tech future on mind

    Global brain project Viv developed with Chicago's tech future on mind
    So now we know what the Next Big Thing that Dag Kittlaus, the Chicago-area visionary who helped give the world Siri, has been working on for close to two years. It's Viv, an artificial intelligence system that has the potential to become the...
  • Governor vetoes statewide ride-share legislation

    Governor vetoes statewide ride-share legislation
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday vetoed legislation that would have established statewide regulations on ride-sharing services that compete with taxis, saying he didn’t want to put in place a “one-size-fits-all approach” on an...
  • A SFW recap of Mr. Skin's 15th anniversary party

    A SFW recap of Mr. Skin's 15th anniversary party
    There were servers walking around the 15th anniversary party for Mrskin.com Friday at the Chop Shop in Wicker Park with trays of mini-cupcakes. My friend grabbed one with vanilla frosting and I grabbed one with chocolate frosting. Right when I was about...
  • Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Monday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    EAT Now Open Mercadito Counter 738 N. Clark St. 312-756-7560 Be one of the first to check out this River North spot from the Mercadito group, serving Mexican-American street food including a Mole-Q dog (smoked and fried pork sausage topped with mole...
  • Police: 'Lollapalooza zombie biter' arrested

    Police: 'Lollapalooza zombie biter' arrested
    Police say they've nabbed the Lollapalooza "zombie" who bit a concertgoer at the three-day music festival in Grant Park and tussled with another. Sergio Vicenteno, 33, of the 1400 block of South Michigan Avenue, has been charged with biting a Wicker...
  • 'Lumberjack bandit' strikes in Wicker Park, bike stolen

    'Lumberjack bandit' strikes in Wicker Park, bike stolen
    Brandon Holmes says he has no idea who stole his bike early Tuesday morning, but it must have been a lumberjack. When Holmes, 25, exited Nick’s Beer Garden in Wicker Park around 3 a.m., his bike—his only means of transportation apart from...
  • Bike stolen by 'lumberjack bandit' in Wicker Park

    Bike stolen by 'lumberjack bandit' in Wicker Park
    Brandon Holmes says he has no idea who stole his bike early Tuesday morning, but it must have been a lumberjack. When Holmes, 25, exited Nick’s Beer Garden in Wicker Park around 3 a.m., his bike -- his only means of transportation outside the...