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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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  • Review: Masada

    Review: Masada
    Review: Masada 2206 N. California Ave. 773-697-8397 Rating: !!! 1/2 (out of 4) Heating up They say good things come to those wait. If that's true, then Shadi Ramli, owner of new Middle Eastern restaurant Masada in Logan Square--which took 10 years to...
  • Raising Chicago's minimum wage: Issue divides workers, businesses

    Raising Chicago's minimum wage: Issue divides workers, businesses
    A task force created by Mayor Rahm Emanuel recommended Monday that the city increase its minimum wage to $13 per hour from the current $8.25 by 2018. In the wake of the Minimum Wage Working Group's report, the only agreement among workers and store...
  • Pizza review: Craft Pizza

    Pizza review: Craft Pizza
    Pizza review: Craft Pizza 1252 N. Damen Ave. 773-442-7238 Rating: 2 1/2 (out of 4) Sometimes one is not enough. Though Scott Toth's Lakeview restaurant Pizzeria Serio has been turning out good brick-oven-fired , Neapolitan-style pies for the last four...
  • Wicker Park Bocce Club plans expansion to Pilsen

    Wicker Park Bocce Club plans expansion to Pilsen
    "We want [bocce] to be everywhere," said Will Murphy, one of the five organizers of Wicker Park Bocce Club.  His group is one step closer to city-wide bocce domination, with construction set to begin on a Pilsen court later this month. Currently, the...
  • 7 up-and-coming Chicago neighborhoods

    7 up-and-coming Chicago neighborhoods
    Affordable living space in popular enclaves such as Andersonville, Logan Square and Wicker Park is rare, so how can young urbanites on a budget determine what neighborhoods are on the cusp of cool? "Look for the halo effect, which is the impact a...
  • Tribune summer music guide

    Tribune summer music guide
    Is there a word that promises fun more than "festival?" We know. "Chocolate" is right up there, but stop being a distraction. Summer music festivals are a Chicago sonic mainstay, in a city that seems to have gone fest crazy of late. It used to be that...
  • Maria Venegas on 'Bulletproof Vest'

    Maria Venegas on 'Bulletproof Vest'
    Jose Venegas might have been a hero of a corrido, the tragic Mexican ballad form that he loved above all other music. From Mexico to Chicago and back again, he lived and died in regular bursts of violence, lurching from shootings to stabbings to...
  • Man charged in Wicker Park police-involved shooting

    Man charged in Wicker Park police-involved shooting
    A 39-year-old Michigan man shot by police was charged with aggravated assault of a police officer after police alleged he reversed his car toward officers Tuesday night. Michael Cote, of the 1800 block of Hess Lake Drive in Newaygo, Mich., was shot by...
  • Fresh, clean modernity

    Fresh, clean modernity
    Men's fashion trends change slowly, often painfully so. But, clearly, there's been a push afoot in these first years of the 21st century that harkens back to the start of the 20th, what with all the so-called heritage brands, bushy beards, pomaded hair...
  • CTA cancels Blue Line track work date

    CTA cancels Blue Line track work date
    Car-tastrophe, averted. The Illinois Department of Transportation said last week drivers should avoid the downtown portion of the Kennedy Expressway for three weekends in June because some expressway lanes will be shut down for bridge demolition work....
  • Miss Chicago is crowned Miss Illinois

    Miss Chicago is crowned Miss Illinois
    Aspiring professional opera singer Marisa Buchheit of Chicago was crowned the new Miss Illinois over the weekend. The 24-year-old Wicker Park resident who won Saturday’s competition will go on to represent the state in the Miss America pageant...
  • The collaboration beers of summer

    The collaboration beers of summer
    If you seek out good food, you probably care about good beer, too. It's no different for Chicago restaurants, who increasingly are collaborating with local breweries on exclusive beers that are specific to just one restaurant or bar. "It's no question...