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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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Police: Cop shoots man driving toward officers

    Police: Cop shoots man driving toward officers
    Police shot and wounded a man after he threw his car in reverse and sped toward officers in the Wicker Park neighborhood, officials said. The officers had been called to the 1500 block of North Hoyne Avenue around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday after the man...
  • 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...
  • Free bike events at 'Chicago's next great park'

    Free bike events at 'Chicago's next great park'
    A free bike rodeo, a series of bike-related workshops and a potluck luncheon will take place Saturday in an effort to promote what is being billed as Chicago’s next great park, officials said. The mix of events will take place in Bucktown and is...
  • "The Real World" filming could begin in August in the West Loop

    It's happening. MTV's 30th installment of "The Real World" will be shooting west of the Loop this summer. Raise a glass or gird your outrage, whichever the case may be. Chicago Film Office head Rich Moskal confirmed Sunday that the "The Real World" will...
  • 10 new weekend brunches

    10 new weekend brunches
    There’s nothing like early summer in Chicago, where a patio-perfect day can quickly give way to chilly winds or a full-on downpour. So dress in layers, keep an umbrella handy and start your day right no matter what the forecast by checking out one...
  • As vinyl record sales soar, Chicago emerges as a top market

     As vinyl record sales soar, Chicago emerges as a top market
    Chicago is emerging as one of the biggest markets for vinyl records in the U.S. The city has upward of 30 stores selling vinyl albums. Three of them, Dusty Groove, Dave's Records and Laurie's Planet of Sound, are ranked among the best in the U.S. by...
  • Wicker Park school principal, assistant principal reassigned

    Wicker Park school principal, assistant principal reassigned
    The principal and assistant principal at a Wicker Park elementary school were removed from their posts Tuesday, according to a Chicago Public Schools spokesman. Alice Vera, principal at Jose de Diego Elementary Community Academy and Michele Gulo, the...