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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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  • Chicago street festival donations are down, sources say

    Chicago street festival donations are down, sources say
    It's just a suggestion, and more Chicagoans are taking it that way when it comes to coughing up cash before entering a fest.  Suggested donations are a neighborhood fest staple, a product of event organizers attempting to cover costs while still...
  • Wicker Park Fest announces lineup, headliners; RJD2, Nick Waterhouse set to play

    Wicker Park Fest announces lineup, headliners; RJD2, Nick Waterhouse set to play
    Wicker Park Fest announced its 2014 music lineup and headliners, including Owls, legendary DJ (and composer of the "Mad Men" theme song) RJD2 and JEFF The Brotherhood. The fest will take place July 26-27 along Milwaukee Avenue between North Avenue and...
  • 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...
  • Wicker Park Bocce Club plans expansion to Pilsen

    Wicker Park Bocce Club plans expansion to Pilsen
    "We want [bocce] to be everywhere," said Will Murphy, one of the five organizers of Wicker Park Bocce Club.  His group is one step closer to city-wide bocce domination, with construction set to begin on a Pilsen court later this month. Currently, the...
  • Man charged in Wicker Park police-involved shooting

    Man charged in Wicker Park police-involved shooting
    A 39-year-old Michigan man shot by police was charged with aggravated assault of a police officer after police alleged he reversed his car toward officers Tuesday night. Michael Cote, of the 1800 block of Hess Lake Drive in Newaygo, Mich., was shot by...
  • World Cup soccer bar guide

    World Cup soccer bar guide
    This week, hundreds of millions of people around the globe will be watching the World Cup, cheering on their nations' teams as they compete in the monthlong soccer tournament. Plenty of local bars and hangouts are hosting viewing parties or offering...
  • Festival shopping, shoe store opening and more deals and events

    Festival shopping, shoe store opening and more deals and events
    Festival season is here. Take advantage of these shopping opportunities this weekend: The 57th Street Art Fair features between 200 and 250 artists, including sculptors, jewelry makers, leather workers, photographers, print-makers, painters, wood...
  • Walgreen moving Mag Mile store to Wrigley Building June 25

    Walgreen moving Mag Mile store to Wrigley Building June 25
    Walgreen Co. is set to open a new 30,000 square foot flagship in the revamped Wrigley Building’s north tower on June 25, the company said Wednesday. At the same time, it will shutter on June 24 a nearby location just north at 430 N. Michigan,...
  • 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...
  • 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...