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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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  • Chicago Review Press acquires Academy Chicago Publishers

    Chicago Review Press acquires Academy Chicago Publishers
    On the occasion of its 40 years in publishing, Chicago Review Press recently bought itself an anniversary present: Academy Chicago Publishers, one of the city's oldest independent publishers. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers...
  • Luxury Garage Sale warehouse sale, Sears liquidation and more shopping deals and events

    Luxury Garage Sale warehouse sale, Sears liquidation and more shopping deals and events
    Luxury Garage Sale, the upscale consignment boutique, hosts its first warehouse sale this week. From Wednesday to Sunday, hundreds of designer garments, shoes, accessories and costume jewelry from brands like Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 2013 in gaming highlights

    The launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were the top headlines of the year in gaming, but 2013 was also a busy year in Chicago's local gaming scene. Here are a few highlights. DOUBLED DOWN: The Windy City's relationship with drinking and gaming got...
  • 99 potential problems for Jay Z

    99 potential problems for Jay Z
    Is Jay Z like you and me? Does he misplace the keys to his hovercraft? Lock himself out of his private island? Have trouble deciding what to watch now that "Breaking Bad" is over? Need a month before he stops writing "2013" on his checks? Jay Z, who...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Malort gains fans as battle brews over name

    Malort gains fans as battle brews over name
    My friend Julie has a complaint about malort, and it's not that it tastes like sweaty socks wrapped in spoiled grapefruit after marinating in a trash can. It's that people have started liking it too much. Not so long ago, Julie explained, malort was...
  • Dining in 2013: Happy surprises, big losses

    Dining in 2013: Happy surprises, big losses
    The highs in Chicago dining this year put our city on top of the world, while the lows were unbearably sad. In between was news with a common thread: to put good food in front of Chicagoans. Here, now, our look back at the food year that was. Sad...
  • Emporium Arcade Bar plans Logan Square expansion

    Emporium Arcade Bar plans Logan Square expansion
    Game on, Logan Square. Wicker Park's Emporium Arcade Bar announced plans for a second location at 2363 N. Milwaukee Ave. tentatively scheduled to open in late spring. Though the new location will have the same "Emporium spirit," co-owner Dan Marks...
  • South Pole researchers in Chicago react to cold

    South Pole researchers in Chicago react to cold
    Wicker Park native Tom Crawford isn’t missing winter in Chicago, and he’s living about 100 yards from the South Pole. While Chicago marked a record-low temperature of -16 on Monday, it was a balmy -9 at the National Science Foundation...