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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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  • Authorities seek 2 repeat bank robbers after 2 holdups

    Authorities seek 2 repeat bank robbers after 2 holdups
    Two banks were robbed this afternoon by repeat suspects, authorities said. A bank in Wicker Park was robbed by a man who the FBI said is on a “spree,” hitting a fourth bank today, and another man who held up a bank in west suburban Lombard is...
  • The never-duplicated weirdness of Brain Frame

    The never-duplicated weirdness of Brain Frame
    Ask Lyra Hill something as innocuous as why she started Brain Frame — the mildly loopy, wildly eclectic and passionately adored comics-and-performance whatchamacallit/updated '60s freak out/cartooning-community rallying point that she launched two...
  • 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...
  • ComEd: Power fully restored following blown transformer at Bronzeville school

    ComEd: Power fully restored following blown transformer at Bronzeville school
    A blown transformer Tuesday morning forced about 600 students to be evacuated from a Bronzeville school and to be bused to a nearby high school as temperatures rose to near record-highs on the second day of school, officials said. As of 10 p.m. Tuesday,...
  • Tollway closing Des Plaines oasis

    Tollway closing Des Plaines oasis
    The Des Plaines Oasis overlooking the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway, one of the glass-walled icons of the Illinois Tollway system, will be torn down next year to make way for the road's widening, officials announced Thursday. Opened in 1959 and long a...
  • Portrait of this artist begins on city bus

    Portrait of this artist begins on city bus
    The other day I met with cartoonist Daniel Clowes. We walked around the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, which just opened a major new retrospective of his work. Clowes is thin and somber, with graying temples and the look of a stoic Midwestern...
  • Noted Chicago architect unveils bold designs for U. of C. dorms

    Noted Chicago architect unveils bold designs for U. of C. dorms
    Acclaimed Chicago architect Jeanne Gang on Tuesday unveiled her plan for a $148 million dormitory complex at the University of Chicago, the latest in a series of bold designs that have remade the storied, once-frumpy neo-Gothic enclave. Gang's...
  • Tips for dog-friendly patio dining

    Tips for dog-friendly patio dining
    You’ve heard of BYOB. What about BYOD? Outdoor dining and drinking season is in full force, and more than 60 restaurants have declared their outdoor seating areas dog-friendly with the City of Chicago. The city previously required a separate...
  • The Concord adds its name to the list of Chicago music spots

    The Concord adds its name to the list of Chicago music spots
    Three rising independent promoters, including the founders of the Riot Fest rock festival and the Spring Awakening electronic-music festival, are joining forces to open a new 1,600-capacity music club next week in the Wicker Park-Logan Square...
  • 12 colorful boots spicing up fall fashion

    12 colorful boots spicing up fall fashion
    I strongly believe only two seasons exist: open-toe shoe season and boot season. And while a peek into my closet reveals a multitude of colors for my open-toe shoe collection, you’ll pretty much see only BLACK for boot choices. But that changes this...
  • Toyota tours Wicker Park

    Toyota tours Wicker Park
    This weekend Toyota will be hosting its free Drive Center event at Wicker Park Fest, in the eponymous Northwest Side neighborhood. Participants will be able to test drive a few of Toyota’s models such as the Camry, Camry Hybrid, Corolla, RAV4,...