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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Big events abound during weekends of Kennedy project

    There’s no good weekend, let alone multiple weekends, to slow traffic to a crawl on a major Chicago thoroughfare. But Illinois Department of Transportation officials said they made sure to steer clear of some big events — including...
  • The Hypocrites snag a new Den

    The Hypocrites, the longtime off-Loop theater company that has seen strong growth in its national identity, is to take up permanent residence as the anchor tenent of a new 200-seat theater in Wicker Park.  The new theater will be on the currently vacant...
  • Pastry chefs and restaurateurs discover a shared passion -- in each other

     Pastry chefs and restaurateurs discover a shared passion -- in each other
    Sugar was the lure that connected Gina Howie with Bob Hartwig. Today, it is the foundation of their business and personal relationship. The pair met in 2006, when Gina, then a 27-year-old interior designer from Marietta, Ga., enrolled in The French...
  • 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...
  • 10 things to know about Jonah Frank

    10 things to know about Jonah Frank
    Jonah Frank is the first to admit that it's going to be hard following Tona Palomino's act. "He’s the warmest and most brilliant and clever and caring guy," Frank said of the former Trenchermen beverage director. After Palomino's exit last month,...
  • 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...
  • Pizza review: Craft Pizza

    Pizza review: Craft Pizza
    Pizza review: Craft Pizza 1252 N. Damen Ave. 773-442-7238 Rating: 2 1/2 (out of 4) Sometimes one is not enough. Though Scott Toth's Lakeview restaurant Pizzeria Serio has been turning out good brick-oven-fired , Neapolitan-style pies for the last four...