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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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  • 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...
  • Tribune summer music guide

    Tribune summer music guide
    Is there a word that promises fun more than "festival?" We know. "Chocolate" is right up there, but stop being a distraction. Summer music festivals are a Chicago sonic mainstay, in a city that seems to have gone fest crazy of late. It used to be that...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Mother's Day deals and markets not to be missed this weekend

    Mother's Day deals and markets not to be missed this weekend
    It's a Sidewalk Chalk Party at One Strange Bird this Saturday. The boutique and art shop will have tons of art activities, facepainting, tattoos and balloons. Elmo might even make an appearance. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. only, get 15 percent off all store...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...