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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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  • The collaboration beers of summer

    The collaboration beers of summer
    If you seek out good food, you probably care about good beer, too. It's no different for Chicago restaurants, who increasingly are collaborating with local breweries on exclusive beers that are specific to just one restaurant or bar. "It's no question...
  • CTA cancels Blue Line track work date

    CTA cancels Blue Line track work date
    Car-tastrophe, averted. The Illinois Department of Transportation said last week drivers should avoid the downtown portion of the Kennedy Expressway for three weekends in June because some expressway lanes will be shut down for bridge demolition work....
  • The Hypocrites snag a new Den

    The Hypocrites, the longtime off-Loop theater company that has seen strong growth in its national identity, is to take up permanent residence as the anchor tenent of a new 200-seat theater in Wicker Park.  The new theater will be on the currently vacant...
  • Pastry chefs and restaurateurs discover a shared passion -- in each other

     Pastry chefs and restaurateurs discover a shared passion -- in each other
    Sugar was the lure that connected Gina Howie with Bob Hartwig. Today, it is the foundation of their business and personal relationship. The pair met in 2006, when Gina, then a 27-year-old interior designer from Marietta, Ga., enrolled in The French...
  • Analogue springs forward

    Analogue springs forward
    When The Violet Hour opened way back in the summer of 2007, the idea of "craft cocktails" was a novelty. Times have changed. Cocktail-focused bars have sprung up everywhere since, some led by alums of that landmark Wicker Park bar. The latest...
  • Is $700 studio dead? Chicagoans hunt for elusive listing.

    Is $700 studio dead? Chicagoans hunt for elusive listing.
    In 2012, Grace Sweeney did the impossible. She found a studio in Lincoln Park for $745 a month -- just within the budget she kept as an unpaid intern out of college. It was steps from Fullerton Avenue and Clark Street, had a walk-in closet and...
  • 10 things to know about Jonah Frank

    10 things to know about Jonah Frank
    Jonah Frank is the first to admit that it's going to be hard following Tona Palomino's act. "He’s the warmest and most brilliant and clever and caring guy," Frank said of the former Trenchermen beverage director. After Palomino's exit last month,...
  • Sen. Rand Paul says lack of experience not always bad

    Sen. Rand Paul says lack of experience not always bad
    First-term Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, said Tuesday that lack of experience can sometimes be a good thing for people seeking top offices against “career politicians” who have become entrenched...
  • Blackline shuttle to launch regular service Monday

    Blackline shuttle to launch regular service Monday
    Two weeks ago, Kathleen Alforque, 34, was walking to a Lakeview bus stop when she spotted a group of people outside a shuttle. One of them asked her which way she was headed. Alforque said she was on her way to the Loop. She got on the shuttle instead...
  • Libertyville's new draws: Milwalky Trace & Shakou

    Libertyville's new draws: Milwalky Trace & Shakou
    The last time I was in downtown Libertyville, I was hanging two stars on Tavern in the Town, an ambitious steak-and-seafooder with an impressive wine list. In my view, that was about the only reason to dine on this stretch of Milwaukee Avenue. That...
  • Big-name restaurants coming to Chicago

    Big-name restaurants coming to Chicago
    When it comes to mouthwatering acquisitions, Chicago's first Sonic—recently opened in Uptown—is just the tip of the iceberg. In the next year, some major players from the East and West coasts (and one from Brussels for good measure) are...