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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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  • Man charged in Wicker Park police-involved shooting

    Man charged in Wicker Park police-involved shooting
    A 39-year-old Michigan man shot by police was charged with aggravated assault of a police officer after police alleged he reversed his car toward officers Tuesday night. Michael Cote, of the 1800 block of Hess Lake Drive in Newaygo, Mich., was shot by...
  • 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...
  • CTA cancels Blue Line track work date

    CTA cancels Blue Line track work date
    Car-tastrophe, averted. The Illinois Department of Transportation said last week drivers should avoid the downtown portion of the Kennedy Expressway for three weekends in June because some expressway lanes will be shut down for bridge demolition work....
  • Maria Venegas on 'Bulletproof Vest'

    Maria Venegas on 'Bulletproof Vest'
    Jose Venegas might have been a hero of a corrido, the tragic Mexican ballad form that he loved above all other music. From Mexico to Chicago and back again, he lived and died in regular bursts of violence, lurching from shootings to stabbings to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sen. Rand Paul says lack of experience not always bad

    Sen. Rand Paul says lack of experience not always bad
    First-term Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, said Tuesday that lack of experience can sometimes be a good thing for people seeking top offices against “career politicians” who have become entrenched...
  • 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...
  • Umami Burger to open first location in Chicago

    Umami Burger to open first location in Chicago
    Umami Burger, the popular California-based hamburger chain, will open its first Chicago location later this year. The restaurant will be a 90-seater at 1480 N. Milwaukee Ave., next to the now-shuttered Covo Gyro Market in Wicker Park. The chain said...
  • 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...
  • Chicago coffee shops aim to brew perfect cup

    Chicago coffee shops aim to brew perfect cup
    The loud slurping noises were coming from a room toward the back of the coffeehouse as Miro Lomeli lifted cup after cup of brown liquid to his lips. "I'm aerating the coffee as it goes in," he explained, taking another slurp from one of five cups...