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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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  • 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...
  • Umami Burger announces Chicago location

    Umami Burger announces Chicago location
    Los Angeles-based Umami Burger has announced plans to expand to Illinois with a Wicker Park location opening in the second half of 2014.  The 90-seat restaurant will be located at 1480 N. Milwaukee Ave. and feature favorites from Umami's original menu...
  • Winter boutique sales and more deals and events

    Winter boutique sales and more deals and events
    Get tips on how to elevate your career at "Own the Room," an event hosted by Marie Claire and Ann Taylor Michigan Avenue, on Thursday. Read on here.  Stumble & Relish — new mother-daughter-owned gift shop that opened in Evanston in December...
  • Shopping guide: More stores worth a trip

    Shopping guide: More stores worth a trip
    Haberdash 607 N. State St. 312-624-8551; 150 W. Roosevelt Road 312-357-5134 Two locations--one in River North and another in the South Loop--of this gentlemen's shop has everything you need to suit up, from impeccably tailored blazers and pants to...
  • Wedding venue quiz: What's your aisle style?

    Wedding venue quiz: What's your aisle style?
    Location, location, location: The old adage doesn't just apply to real estate holdings. When you're choosing the venue for your wedding, the setting establishes the tone for the whole shebang. Take our quiz and find out which up-and-coming venues fit...
  • Loan hacks

    Loan hacks
    When Exal Iraheta found out he had defaulted on a $17,105 student loan, his first reaction was dread. "I immediately was like, what am I supposed to do?" he said. "You feel like you're sinking. Instantly." Though Iraheta works full-time as a media...
  • New Year's Day brunches

    New Year's Day brunches
    Make your first meal of the year count at these hangover-healing brunches on Jan. 1. Blackfinn Ameripub 65 W. Kinzie St. 312-836-0290 Eat: Choose from filling fare such as the the Breakfast Balboa--shaved prime rib, mozzarella and hash browns, topped...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • HOLIDAY GUIDE 2013: Counting down 10 shows to Christmas

    The season of good will? Already? What happened to the last year? Ah, the days may spin faster, but our On the Town guide to holiday stage entertainment is as reliable as Christmas pudding. In some ways, the landscape of holiday entertainment is a...
  • Appeals court rejects challenge to Chicago landmarks ordinance

    Appeals court rejects challenge to Chicago landmarks ordinance
    Preservationists exhaled Thursday after an Illinois appeals court turned back a challenge to Chicago's landmarks ordinance that had significance for efforts to save historic buildings nationwide. The ruling sided with a lower court in rejecting an...
  • Big Buck Hunter World Championship returns to Chicago this weekend

    Big Buck Hunter World Championship returns to Chicago this weekend
    Nearly 100 of the world's best players will descend upon The Chop Shop in Wicker Park this weekend to compete in the Big Buck Hunter World Championship. The arcade game tournament, with more than $63,000 in prizes including a grand prize of $15,000, is...