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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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  • Skee ball league expands to Hyde Park

    Skee ball league expands to Hyde Park
    Chicagoans play in bowling, kickball, baseball, beach volleyball and countless other sport leagues. But skee ball? It's more popular than you think. "For most of the people, the last time they played was when they were 5 years old at Chuck E. Cheese's,"...
  • HOLIDAY GUIDE 2013: Counting down 10 shows to Christmas

    The season of good will? Already? What happened to the last year? Ah, the days may spin faster, but our On the Town guide to holiday stage entertainment is as reliable as Christmas pudding. In some ways, the landscape of holiday entertainment is a...
  • Man charged with kicking cop

    Man charged with kicking cop
    An Hermosa neighborhood man was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bail Sunday after he allegedly kicked a police officer in the groin and later urinated in a police station interview room. Daniel J. Pena, 29, of the 4100 block of West Dickens Avenue, was...
  • Business profile: Ravinia Coffee Station

    Business profile: Ravinia Coffee Station
    Name: Josh Weisbart Age: 37 Hometown: Highland Park Name of business: Ravinia Coffee Station Describe what you do: We sell coffee, pastries, bagels, fruit, and beverages. We also have whole bean coffee for sale as well as gift certificates for the...
  • Chicago's reputation

    In response to "France Warns its Tourists about Chicago's West Side, Far South Side," (News, Nov. 18): I have spent the last few years of my life living and working on the West Side of Chicago in the Wicker Park area. France telling its citizens to stay...
  • Watch the Violet Hour 'Deer' mural get spray painted in minutes

    Watch the Violet Hour 'Deer' mural get spray painted in minutes
    That was fast.  If you've been to the Violet Hour in the past few months, you've probably noticed the mural of a leaping deer in a forest on the outside of the 1520 N. Damen Ave. bar in Wicker Park. In a video posted last week by @seemax, a time lapse...
  • New Year's Day brunches

    New Year's Day brunches
    Make your first meal of the year count at these hangover-healing brunches on Jan. 1. Blackfinn Ameripub 65 W. Kinzie St. 312-836-0290 Eat: Choose from filling fare such as the the Breakfast Balboa--shaved prime rib, mozzarella and hash browns, topped...
  • Sweat it out

    Sweat it out
    Righteous: The temperature holds steady at a body-attuned 98.6 degrees at the Mercury Method, a just-hot-enough fitness studio in Wicker Park that’ll heat you up without burning you up. In a balmy room lit by an eerie red glow, you’ll plank,...
  • O'Hare travelers with layovers can lie down, stretch

    O'Hare travelers with layovers can lie down, stretch
    Air travelers may always have to manage long lines, layovers and the stress caused by a flight delay. Those at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, however, now have a place to escape. A new yoga studio inside Terminal 3 offers a quiet space to...
  • Review: Chop Shop

    Review: Chop Shop
    Review: Chop Shop 2033 W. North Ave. 773-537-4440 Rating: 3 (out of four) Off to a good start They say you can't be all things to all people, but Chop Shop sure is trying. This new addition to Wicker Park is a lunch counter, butcher, bar, restaurant,...
  • Sighting: Actress Sophia Bush gets tattoo in Wicker Park

    Sighting: Actress Sophia Bush gets tattoo in Wicker Park
    Sophia Bush is sporting a new tattoo, courtesy of Speakeasy Custom Tattoo in Wicker Park. The “One Tree Hill” actress – who is in town filming the “Chicago Fire” spinoff “Chicago PD” – visited Speakeasy...