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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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  • Sev Seveer is a beatmaking name you should know

    Sev Seveer is a beatmaking name you should know
    Troy Brundidge's education as a DJ and beatmaker is an incredibly well-rounded one. Performing live in improvised sets, he pulls samples and sounds from his drum machine, taking his his years of hip-hop knowledge and fandom and propelling them forward...
  • Rosé all day

    Rosé all day
    The first days of summer are like an alarm clock for rosé drinkers. "The first nice day of the season, you'll see rosé sales skyrocket. Everyone thinks, 'It's sunny and warm, I want something pink,'" said Kristin Irwin, wine sales manager at recently...
  • City to pay $1.5 million to bicyclist in Wicker Park crash

    City to pay $1.5 million to bicyclist in Wicker Park crash
    Chicago taxpayers are likely on the hook to pay a $1.5 million settlement to a bicyclist who suffered brain damage and other injuries that left him with quadriplegia when he crashed into a barricade guarding a sunken catch basin in a late-night accident...
  • Get Out: A few ways to make Sunday the best day of your week

    Get Out: A few ways to make Sunday the best day of your week
    Brass act Euphonium player David Thornton will be the featured performer with the Illinois Brass Band for its "Brass Spectacular" concert. 2:30p.m. June 22. $12; $6, 18 and younger. (Tickets available at door one hour before the performance.) First...
  • Swans takes flight again and finds vindication

    Swans takes flight again and finds vindication
    As the first incarnation of his mighty (and mightily misunderstood) Swans was winding down in the late '90s, the band's founder and driving force, Michael Gira, expressed his frustration. "Loud, ugly, brutal — the idea follows us around that the...
  • Free bike events at 'Chicago's next great park'

    Free bike events at 'Chicago's next great park'
    A free bike rodeo, a series of bike-related workshops and a potluck luncheon will take place Saturday in an effort to promote what is being billed as Chicago’s next great park, officials said. The mix of events will take place in Bucktown and is...
  • 7 new Chicago BYOB restaurants

    7 new Chicago BYOB restaurants
    What Chicago lacks in happy hours—yep, they're technically illegal here—it makes up for in BYOB abundance. The past few months have added even more restaurants to our BYOB radar, from casual lunch options to special-occasion splurge spots in...
  • Fresh, clean modernity

    Fresh, clean modernity
    Men's fashion trends change slowly, often painfully so. But, clearly, there's been a push afoot in these first years of the 21st century that harkens back to the start of the 20th, what with all the so-called heritage brands, bushy beards, pomaded hair...
  • Fest planner: Pride Fest, Wicker Park Green Music Fest

    Fest planner: Pride Fest, Wicker Park Green Music Fest
    This weekend's line-up is a Chex Mix of fests: a little something for everyone based on your interests. One of those boho environmental types? Head to Wicker Park Green Music Fest. Looking to shake your half-clothed self until you collapse in a pile of...
  • Miss Chicago is crowned Miss Illinois

    Miss Chicago is crowned Miss Illinois
    Aspiring professional opera singer Marisa Buchheit of Chicago was crowned the new Miss Illinois over the weekend. The 24-year-old Wicker Park resident who won Saturday’s competition will go on to represent the state in the Miss America pageant...
  • Phil Vettel recommends: World Cup dining

    Phil Vettel recommends: World Cup dining
    The World Cup is under way, continuing through July 13. Because just about all the World Cup matches begin at 5 p.m. or earlier Chicago time, this is more an early-bar event than a restaurant thing. Nevertheless, a few restaurants are stepping up (and...