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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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  • 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...
  • Music, film fest rocks past 'steady'

    Music, film fest rocks past 'steady'
    Six years old, the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival returns next week, May 1-4, at a long string of venues clustered mostly along Milwaukee Avenue in the Wicker Park, Logan Square and Bucktown neighborhoods, where you can't throw an empty...
  • Peoples Gas customer past due despite automatic bill payments

    Peoples Gas customer past due despite automatic bill payments
    The beauty of paying bills through automatic withdrawal is that once it's up and running, it requires virtually no maintenance. That's also a potential pitfall. When Melissa January moved into her Wicker Park neighborhood home in fall 2012, she...
  • Barcade gamers battle to be legends of the leaderboard

    Barcade gamers battle to be legends of the leaderboard
    A few days after his wedding in July, Scott Hoyer was back behind the bar. Between flicks of the wrist at the tap, he was collecting tips from patrons who ranged from rowdy cowboys to jocks to raging punk rockers. Each of them slung an empty Budweiser...
  • Judging neighborhoods (and myself)

    Judging neighborhoods (and myself)
    It was to be my small, lofted Shangri-La. My Fortress of Urban Solitude. After weeks of scouring the hellish depths of Craigslist's real estate section and nearly every apartment-hunting website known to man, I'd finally unearthed my dream bachelor pad. I...
  • Survey: Chicago ranks high for Millennial living, especially Wicker Park

    Survey: Chicago ranks high for Millennial living, especially Wicker Park
    When it comes to ranking the best cities for Millennials, Chicago is just off the winners podium.  Chicago is the fourth best place to live for Millennials, according to a recently published survey by neighborhood and school data aggregator Niche. Using...
  • Wicker Park deemed a top spot for millennials

    Wicker Park deemed a top spot for millennials
    Wicker Park is among the best neighborhoods in the country for millennials to live in, according to a new national ranking. Of course, that’s sort of like declaring the Gold Coast is a good place for rich people or saying University of Chicago...
  • 3 need-to-know spring spirits

    3 need-to-know spring spirits
    As bars phase out their bourbon-heavy winter cocktail menus, we're giddy to see tequila, gin and rum making their seasonal debuts. But along with those staples, bartenders are introducing other, less familiar warm-weather spirits to the mix. This is the...
  • Comedy Exposition of 2014 brings laughs back to Chicago

    Comedy Exposition of 2014 brings laughs back to Chicago
    There would be no big-time comedy festival in Chicago in 2014, it seemed, until four Chicago comics and a journalist decided to create their own. The Just For Laughs Chicago comedy festival, sponsored by TBS, had been hosted in Chicago for five straight...
  • New boutique on Michigan Avenue, Buffalo Exchange dollar sale and more deals

    New boutique on Michigan Avenue, Buffalo Exchange dollar sale and more deals
    Just caught wind this morning that a new boutique, Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet, opens on Michigan Avenue today near Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Gucci. The store, equipped with vintage furniture and a mural ceiling, stocks designer women's clothing in...
  • FBI searches for woman who robbed Wicker Park bank

    FBI searches for woman who robbed Wicker Park bank
    Investigators are searching for a woman who robbed a bank Friday in the Wicker Park neighborhood, FBI officials said today. The robbery happened at 3:34 p.m. at the North Community Bank branch, 1555 N. Damen Ave., according to the FBI. The woman...