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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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  • Maria Venegas on 'Bulletproof Vest'

    Maria Venegas on 'Bulletproof Vest'
    Jose Venegas might have been a hero of a corrido, the tragic Mexican ballad form that he loved above all other music. From Mexico to Chicago and back again, he lived and died in regular bursts of violence, lurching from shootings to stabbings to...
  • 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),...
  • Why theater and restaurants have grown together in Chicago

    Why theater and restaurants have grown together in Chicago
    Chicago, you likely have figured out by now, has more than its expected share of theaters and cutting-edge restaurants. This week at the Goodman Theatre, you can see a relatively rare collaboration between the two dominant local cultural industries....
  • Clearance has been getting around

    Clearance has been getting around
    Four-piece indie rock band Clearance is a consistent name on bills at venues and in basements around the city. This month the group releases a full-length cassette of its work. Frontman and founder Mike Bellis talked to the Tribune from Wicker Park last...
  • REVIEW: 'Cascabel' by Lookingglass Theatre Co. ★★★½

    REVIEW: 'Cascabel' by Lookingglass Theatre Co. ★★★½
    Staring at Rick Bayless chopping greens — and, let's face it, most of the ticket buyers at “Cascabel” are paying the big bucks to stare at the famous Chicago chef en personne and eat his delicious Mexican-inspired vittles — 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...
  • 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...
  • Overdraft protection can add up to hefty fees on small purchases

    Overdraft protection can add up to hefty fees on small purchases
    Consumers who sign up for overdraft protection are paying hefty penalties when they go over their limit for the smallest of purchases, according to a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In fact, most of the purchases that triggered...
  • Driving on LSD: Building a new North Lake Shore Drive

    Driving on LSD: Building a new North Lake Shore Drive
    In the future, North Lake Shore Drive could have a dedicated CTA bus lane, a light rail, or miles of extra parks along the lakefront. At the very least. Over the next four years, city and state officials will be collecting, refining and studying...
  • Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    EAT Pig Out For Charity 25 Degrees 736 N. Clark St. 312-943-9700 Fill up for a good cause at this outdoor benefit for the 100 Club of Chicago where police officers from four districts compete in a round robin-style burger contest. Admission includes...
  • Pirch: Would you like a shower with that oven?

    Pirch: Would you like a shower with that oven?
    There are appliance stores. And then there is Pirch, where at its new showroom in Oakbrook Center you can sidle up to a cafe for a free cappuccino, enjoy the smells and samples that chefs cook up in working kitchens, or reserve a time to take a shower...