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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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  • New Chicago brunches

    New Chicago brunches
    Iced-over sidewalks and plunging temps are enough to drive even the wildest party animal into hibernation. With promise of bloody marys and hangover-helping hashes, these recently debuted weekend brunches make leaving the comfy confines of your couch a...
  • Door thwarts would-be burglar at West Side bar

    Door thwarts would-be burglar at West Side bar
    The burglar who tried to break into a Wicker Park bar last week came up empty after trying to pull a door he should have pushed—and damaging the door too much to open it, according to the bar’s owner and video surveillance of the break-in...
  • Sighting: Lady Gaga returns to RPM Italian

    Sighting: Lady Gaga returns to RPM Italian
    Lady Gaga wasn’t just being polite when she told Giuliana Rancic on the American Music Awards red carpet that she was a fan of her restaurant, RPM Italian. The pop mega star genuinely seems to love RPM Italian, seeing how she was spotted having...
  • Snow moves out, cold moves in (again)

    Snow moves out, cold moves in (again)
    Gusting winds drove wind chills to minus-20 and whipped up a lake-effect squall that left more than half a foot of snow across Chicago and up to a foot in some parts of southern Cook County and northwest Indiana. Temperatures are not expected to climb...
  • Horror director's career back from the dead

    Horror director's career back from the dead
    A couple of weeks ago at Lincoln Hall, late on a Saturday afternoon, Chester Novell Turner took the stage. Or rather, to be exact, he climbed onto the stage, throwing a leg sideways and hoisting himself from the floor to the stage. He did not seem to...
  • Chicago's upscale dining after the curtain falls

    Chicago's upscale dining after the curtain falls
    From an inquisitive reader (edited for space): My husband and I are theater and concert fans who prefer to dine after a performance. Some of the places we've sampled are really designed for late-night mating dances among 20- and 30-somethings. Can the...
  • Review: Chop Shop

    Review: Chop Shop
    Review: Chop Shop 2033 W. North Ave. 773-537-4440 Rating: 3 (out of four) Off to a good start They say you can't be all things to all people, but Chop Shop sure is trying. This new addition to Wicker Park is a lunch counter, butcher, bar, restaurant,...
  • Sighting: Actress Sophia Bush gets tattoo in Wicker Park

    Sighting: Actress Sophia Bush gets tattoo in Wicker Park
    Sophia Bush is sporting a new tattoo, courtesy of Speakeasy Custom Tattoo in Wicker Park. The “One Tree Hill” actress – who is in town filming the “Chicago Fire” spinoff “Chicago PD” – visited Speakeasy...
  • Arkansas man shot dead after he and friend ask for directions

    Arkansas man shot dead after he and friend ask for directions
    A man from Arkansas was shot and killed after he and a friend stopped to ask someone for directions on the West Side early this morning, police said. Robert Franklin, 55, and his friend were in town to visit relatives when they got lost, according to...
  • Sushi flies high under the radar at Masaki

    Sushi flies high under the radar at Masaki
    The best sushi restaurant you never heard of sits just east of the Hancock Center, coddles customers in whisper-quiet surroundings and seats all of 22 bodies when full, which it almost never is. A restaurant this accomplished, especially one so small,...
  • Police: North Side man beaten with two-by-four in Wicker Park

    Police: North Side man beaten with two-by-four in Wicker Park
    A 25-year-old North Side man was badly beaten with a two-by-four and robbed Sunday afternoon in Wicker Park, police said. The man was seated on the grass about 1:30 p.m. at Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen Ave., when a man attacked him with a two-by four...
  • Chicago Overnight Report

    Chicago Overnight Report
    A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk. • A 25-year-old North Side man was badly beaten with a two-by-four and robbed Sunday afternoon in Wicker Park, police said. Read more • A 33-year-old man was fatally shot during a...