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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Free bike events at 'Chicago's next great park'

    Free bike events at 'Chicago's next great park'
    A free bike rodeo, a series of bike-related workshops and a potluck luncheon will take place Saturday in an effort to promote what is being billed as Chicago’s next great park, officials said. The mix of events will take place in Bucktown and is...
  • 7 new Chicago BYOB restaurants

    7 new Chicago BYOB restaurants
    What Chicago lacks in happy hours—yep, they're technically illegal here—it makes up for in BYOB abundance. The past few months have added even more restaurants to our BYOB radar, from casual lunch options to special-occasion splurge spots in...
  • Wicker Park bakery goes down a sweet rabbit hole

    Wicker Park bakery goes down a sweet rabbit hole
    Christine LaSorda was working in advertising when she realized she would be much happier in a career combining her two childhood pleasures: reading storybooks and making baked goods with her grandmother. So she learned to make traditional desserts at...
  • 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...
  • Puerto 511, a new downtown hideaway, dazzles with Peruvian cuisine

    Puerto 511, a new downtown hideaway, dazzles with Peruvian cuisine
    Gather up three of your best dining friends and set a date for Puerto 511. But make a reservation first. Word is out about Puerto 511, and diners were being turned away, nicely, on a recent Saturday night. Bring along a bottle of wine or a six-pack of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tribune summer music guide

    Tribune summer music guide
    Is there a word that promises fun more than "festival?" We know. "Chocolate" is right up there, but stop being a distraction. Summer music festivals are a Chicago sonic mainstay, in a city that seems to have gone fest crazy of late. It used to be that...