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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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  • Prasino in Wicker Park closes; La Grange still open

    Prasino in Wicker Park closes; La Grange still open
    Prasino abruptly shuttered its Wicker Park restaurant Monday. DNAInfo reported the closing left 50 employees out of a job, and that a worker who answered the door claimed the closure wasn't for financial reasons, but for "a partnership that broke up."...
  • Summer eating in Chicago

    Summer eating in Chicago
    After a frigid and snowy winter — that lasted what, six months? — it appears that summer is finally here. Which makes it time for my annual Summer Eating List. Patterned after the summer reading lists that haunted my school-age summers, this...
  • These marathon plays can deliver some epic rewards

     These marathon plays can deliver some epic rewards
    By 11 p.m. Sunday night, the roughly two dozen cast members of The Hypocrites' production of Sean Graney's "All Our Tragic" had been together with their deeply loyal audience (and their hardworking crew) for 12 straight hours. They'd eaten pita bread...
  • 826CHI students capture life in Englewood

    826CHI students capture life in Englewood
    "Even a Lion Can Get Lost in the Jungle," a vivid collection of short essays, is issued from the wide world of a Chicago neighborhood. The young writers who participated in this 826CHI publication project at Harvard Academy of Excellence document the...
  • Mexican Dining Week, Day 4: Mas

    Mexican Dining Week, Day 4: Mas
    Wicker Park diners will remember Yanitzin Sanchez from her work at Sabor Saveur, a tiny but impressive restaurant whose success was hampered by a lack of liquor service. Suburbanites may have tasted her food at CiNe in Hinsdale, where Sanchez was...
  • 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...
  • Curating curiosity

    Curating curiosity
    To most Chicagoans, alleys don't have a great reputation—they reek of trash, attract unwanted attention and aren't an ideal place to hang out after dark. But when Tristan Hummel looks down an alley, he sees endless possibilities: a fashion show...
  • Naughty, unauthorized Wicker Park street signs to be removed

    Naughty, unauthorized Wicker Park street signs to be removed
    The city's Department of Streets and Sanitation removed several unauthorized—and in at least one case, profane—street signs attached to light poles in Wicker Park on Tuesday morning. The street signs, one of which reads “FUCK IT”...
  • Man recalls Lollapalooza 'zombie' bite, worries about HIV, hepatitis

    Man recalls Lollapalooza 'zombie' bite, worries about HIV, hepatitis
    Ben Lenet hasn't missed Lollapalooza since 2008, but he's wondering whether he'll ever return after a "zombie"-like attack left a sizeable bite wound on his right arm. Lenet, 29, of Wicker Park, said he and two friends were watching Arctic Monkeys...
  • Piece owner opening Brobagel

    "I think it's going to be absolutely great," enthused Bill Jacobs. "I'm excited to get back in the bagel business." Jacobs, known far and wide for his Wicker Park pizzeria, Piece (he was the keynote speaker at last year's Pizza Expo in Las Vegas),...
  • For this longtime fan, Lollapalooza really bites

    For this longtime fan, Lollapalooza really bites
    Ben Lenet hasn't missed Lollapalooza since 2008, but he's wondering whether he'll ever return after a "zombie"-like attack left a sizeable bite wound on his right arm. Lenet, 29, of Wicker Park, said he and two friends were watching Arctic Monkeys...