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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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  • 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...
  • "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...
  • 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...
  • Pirch: Would you like a shower with that oven?

    Pirch: Would you like a shower with that oven?
    There are appliance stores. And then there is Pirch, where at its new showroom in Oakbrook Center you can sidle up to a cafe for a free cappuccino, enjoy the smells and samples that chefs cook up in working kitchens, or reserve a time to take a shower...
  • Your guide to The Comedy Exposition, Chicago's homegrown stand-up festival

    Your guide to The Comedy Exposition, Chicago's homegrown stand-up festival
    When local comedian Katie McVay discovered in December that the Just For Laughs Festival was not returning to Chicago this year, she tweeted the news and posted it on Facebook with a plea for someone to put together an event to make up for the loss....
  • Wicker Park Kids Fest hits all the right notes

    Wicker Park Kids Fest hits all the right notes
    Ditch your routine this weekend and head over to one of the city’s most anticipated festivals of the summer: Wicker Park Kids Fest, where kids of all ages will groove Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. It’s part of the larger Wicker...
  • Review: Masada

    Review: Masada
    Review: Masada 2206 N. California Ave. 773-697-8397 Rating: !!! 1/2 (out of 4) Heating up They say good things come to those wait. If that's true, then Shadi Ramli, owner of new Middle Eastern restaurant Masada in Logan Square--which took 10 years to...
  • Fest planner

    Fest planner: Wicker Park Fest, Beer Camp Across America, more
    You've had a few days to recover from Pitchfork, so you should be plenty rested in time to do the fest thing all over again. The lineup this week includes some perennial favorites: Wicker Park Fest, Jeff Fest and Taste of Lincoln Avenue, plus the debut...
  • Raising Chicago's minimum wage: Issue divides workers, businesses

    Raising Chicago's minimum wage: Issue divides workers, businesses
    A task force created by Mayor Rahm Emanuel recommended Monday that the city increase its minimum wage to $13 per hour from the current $8.25 by 2018. In the wake of the Minimum Wage Working Group's report, the only agreement among workers and store...
  • 7 up-and-coming Chicago neighborhoods

    7 up-and-coming Chicago neighborhoods
    Affordable living space in popular enclaves such as Andersonville, Logan Square and Wicker Park is rare, so how can young urbanites on a budget determine what neighborhoods are on the cusp of cool? "Look for the halo effect, which is the impact a...