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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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  • Q&A: Martin Van Ruin

    Q&A: Martin Van Ruin
    Martin Van Ruin might borrow its name from President Martin Van Buren--whose critics dubbed him “Van Ruin” since he presided over a long, painful economic recession--but frontman Derek Nelson, 27, insists the band’s music is rooted in...
  • First Friday art walk in Wicker Park Bucktown and more shopping deals and events

    First Friday art walk in Wicker Park Bucktown and more shopping deals and events
    It's a night of design, dining, culture and craft at the second of Wicker Park Bucktown's Orange Dot First Fridays. From 5 to 10 p.m. tonight, there's plenty to keep browsers busy. With 32 events—20 inside of the Flat Iron building—expect...
  • Readers of the Week: Banned!

    Readers of the Week: Banned!
    Our club We are the Banned! book club. Jon Day and Becky Holzhei, above, founded the group to make new friends in Chicago in September 2012. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with...
  • Full list: Active Transportation Alliance targets 20 streets

    Full list: Active Transportation Alliance targets 20 streets
      The Active Transportation Alliance has proposed a list of 20 locations that it says have strong potential to be transformed into car-free streets and public plazas.   Downtown   Dearborn and/or Clark streets, River North to South Loop.  ...
  • Thundersnow confirmed in downtown Chicago, Tom Skilling says

    Thundersnow confirmed in downtown Chicago, Tom Skilling says
    The snow storm moving through Chicago is about to get loud.  WGN Meteorologist Tom Skilling told RedEye on Monday that the storm has already produced "thundersnow," or lightning in the air during a snow event, around Chicago, including in the Loop. ...
  • Local look: Una Mae's

    Local look: Una Mae's
    Una Mae's 1528 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-276-7002 Step inside Wicker Park shop Una Mae's and you'll find retro pendant lamps, a plushy couch and a display table made from repurposed chairs and doors—it's got that laid-back vibe your hip aunt and...
  • Interview: The hits keep on coming for wrestler Colt Cabana

    Interview: The hits keep on coming for wrestler Colt Cabana
    Pro wrestler Colt Cabana pretends to hurt people for a living. The 33-year-old Deerfield native has been doing it for 15 years, briefly in WWE but mostly on the independent scene. But the punch he delivered to actor Michael Cera’s groin in late...
  • Stand-up Scene: Chicago cabbie Stanley Johnson and other important comedians

    Stand-up Scene: Chicago cabbie Stanley Johnson and other important comedians
    Ever get into a taxi and the cabbie is a talker? It can be a nightmare. You want to piddle around on your iPhone or talk with your friend or date, but the driver is spouting off nonsense about local politics or winter in Chicago. But what if that cab...
  • Everybody's a curator

    Everybody's a curator
    You have a Netflix queue, which you maintain, nurture, cull and arrange just so. Therefore you curate movies. You have iTunes playlists on your computer, each of which probably tells a kind of story. Therefore you curate music. I don't have 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...
  • 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...