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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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  • More new Chicago rooftops, patios and more

    More new Chicago rooftops, patios and more
    >>Read up on the 10 hottest coming-soon rooftops and patios in Chicago for summer 2014 and see these new patios mapped by neighborhood.   Green Street Smoked Meats 112 N. Green St. 312-754-0431 Upon arrival at this West Loop barbecue bar, send a...
  • Wicker Park deemed a top spot for millennials

    Wicker Park deemed a top spot for millennials
    Wicker Park is among the best neighborhoods in the country for millennials to live in, according to a new national ranking. Of course, that’s sort of like declaring the Gold Coast is a good place for rich people or saying University of Chicago...
  • Comedy Exposition of 2014 brings laughs back to Chicago

    Comedy Exposition of 2014 brings laughs back to Chicago
    There would be no big-time comedy festival in Chicago in 2014, it seemed, until four Chicago comics and a journalist decided to create their own. The Just For Laughs Chicago comedy festival, sponsored by TBS, had been hosted in Chicago for five straight...
  • Mother's Day deals and markets not to be missed this weekend

    Mother's Day deals and markets not to be missed this weekend
    It's a Sidewalk Chalk Party at One Strange Bird this Saturday. The boutique and art shop will have tons of art activities, facepainting, tattoos and balloons. Elmo might even make an appearance. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. only, get 15 percent off all store...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Barcade gamers battle to be legends of the leaderboard

    Barcade gamers battle to be legends of the leaderboard
    A few days after his wedding in July, Scott Hoyer was back behind the bar. Between flicks of the wrist at the tap, he was collecting tips from patrons who ranged from rowdy cowboys to jocks to raging punk rockers. Each of them slung an empty Budweiser...