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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Salon bandit' gets 14 years in prison

    'Salon bandit' gets 14 years in prison
    An Evanston man who robbed a number of beauty salons and small shops throughout the Chicago area was sentenced today to 14 years in prison for four hold-ups in DuPage County, according to prosecutors. Jason Logsdon, 42, pleaded guilty to armed robberies...
  • Chicago celebrates Nelson Algren's birthday

    Chicago celebrates Nelson Algren's birthday
    Nelson Algren's 105th birthday is Friday. To mark the occasion, the Nelson Algren Committee is holding a birthday party Saturday — and inviting the whole city. This marks the 25th annual Algren Birthday celebration in honor of the man who wrote...
  • 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...
  • 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...