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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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  • HOLIDAY GUIDE 2013: Counting down 10 shows to Christmas

    The season of good will? Already? What happened to the last year? Ah, the days may spin faster, but our On the Town guide to holiday stage entertainment is as reliable as Christmas pudding. In some ways, the landscape of holiday entertainment is a...
  • Man charged with kicking cop

    Man charged with kicking cop
    An Hermosa neighborhood man was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bail Sunday after he allegedly kicked a police officer in the groin and later urinated in a police station interview room. Daniel J. Pena, 29, of the 4100 block of West Dickens Avenue, was...
  • Watch the Violet Hour 'Deer' mural get spray painted in minutes

    Watch the Violet Hour 'Deer' mural get spray painted in minutes
    That was fast.  If you've been to the Violet Hour in the past few months, you've probably noticed the mural of a leaping deer in a forest on the outside of the 1520 N. Damen Ave. bar in Wicker Park. In a video posted last week by @seemax, a time lapse...
  • New Year's Day brunches

    New Year's Day brunches
    Make your first meal of the year count at these hangover-healing brunches on Jan. 1. Blackfinn Ameripub 65 W. Kinzie St. 312-836-0290 Eat: Choose from filling fare such as the the Breakfast Balboa--shaved prime rib, mozzarella and hash browns, topped...
  • Sweat it out

    Sweat it out
    Righteous: The temperature holds steady at a body-attuned 98.6 degrees at the Mercury Method, a just-hot-enough fitness studio in Wicker Park that’ll heat you up without burning you up. In a balmy room lit by an eerie red glow, you’ll plank,...
  • O'Hare travelers with layovers can lie down, stretch

    O'Hare travelers with layovers can lie down, stretch
    Air travelers may always have to manage long lines, layovers and the stress caused by a flight delay. Those at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, however, now have a place to escape. A new yoga studio inside Terminal 3 offers a quiet space to...
  • Loan hacks

    Loan hacks
    When Exal Iraheta found out he had defaulted on a $17,105 student loan, his first reaction was dread. "I immediately was like, what am I supposed to do?" he said. "You feel like you're sinking. Instantly." Though Iraheta works full-time as a media...
  • Appeals court rejects challenge to Chicago landmarks ordinance

    Appeals court rejects challenge to Chicago landmarks ordinance
    Preservationists exhaled Thursday after an Illinois appeals court turned back a challenge to Chicago's landmarks ordinance that had significance for efforts to save historic buildings nationwide. The ruling sided with a lower court in rejecting an...
  • Tollway closing Des Plaines oasis

    Tollway closing Des Plaines oasis
    The Des Plaines Oasis overlooking the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway, one of the glass-walled icons of the Illinois Tollway system, will be torn down next year to make way for the road's widening, officials announced Thursday. Opened in 1959 and long a...
  • 12 colorful boots spicing up fall fashion

    12 colorful boots spicing up fall fashion
    I strongly believe only two seasons exist: open-toe shoe season and boot season. And while a peek into my closet reveals a multitude of colors for my open-toe shoe collection, you’ll pretty much see only BLACK for boot choices. But that changes this...
  • 'Betrayal' cast tells all--about Chicago experience

    'Betrayal' cast tells all--about Chicago experience
    The cast and crew of "Betrayal" may be filming the ABC potboiler in Chicago, but it hasn't been all work for some of them. "It's crazy cuz every place stays open so late," Henry Thomas told me during a Sept. 23 premiere party at Vertigo Sky Lounge. "It's...