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Wicker Park Leaders Approved A New Western Avenue Condo Building. Months Later, Neighbors Are Still Fighting It

A developer wants to build a 38-unit building on a vacant lot, but neighbors say the project is too big and will result in too much traffic.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Sisters Behind El Metro Closing West Town Restaurant, But Another Taco Spot Coming To Corner

Veronica and Betty Romo are embarking on a career change — helping other small business owners navigate city bureaucracy. They're hosting a goodbye party Sunday with $2 tacos.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

After 47 Bunnies Found Living In Hotel Room, Chicago Shelters Step Up To Help

Rabbits can reproduce at just four months old — which led a suburban woman to become overwhelmed with litters. A West Ridge shelter orchestrated the rescue and is helping to find homes for the bunnies.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Body High Fitness Brings Weight-Focused Group Classes To Wicker Park — Thanks To The Pandemic

Consultant and Wicker Park neighbor Gail Adler long dreamed of owning her own gym. Bored with at home workouts early in the pandemic, she and her husband decided to open their own.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Leaders In Chicago’s Art, Music Scenes Talk About The Loss Of Cultural Spaces In Free Virtual Panel

The Chicagoans behind The Silver Room, Double Door, Honey Pot Performance and Heaven Gallery will participate in the panel.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Goddess And Grocer Owner Opens Vintage Home Goods Pop-Up In Bucktown

Goddess Home & Flea includes items Debbie Sharpe has collected over the years, from Maryse Boxer's flower plates to Illy espresso cups.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

After Helping West Side Kids Learn The Art Of Audio Recording For 15 Years, Que4 Radio Is Losing Its Home

Que4's leaders hope their next home will be inside a building they can buy — if they get enough support through donations. Their studio on the West Town and Humboldt Park border became unaffordable after the death of a valued volunteer.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Barry’s Opening 3rd Chicago Gym In Wicker Park

Barry's Gym opens Saturday at 1457 N. Milwaukee Ave. The chain's other Chicago locations are in Lincoln Park and River North.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

West Town, Dunning Auto Shops Offer Free Oil Change For Vaccinated Customers

Through May 17, vaccinated customers can receive some services for free at United Tires' West Town and Dunning locations.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

The Unwaste Shop Brings Bulk Shampoo, Zero-Waste Products To West Town

A pair of Broadway musicians moved to Ukrainian Village during the pandemic. They want to share their zero-waste lifestyle with neighbors.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Need A COVID-19 Vaccine? West Town Bakery, Roots Handmade Pizza Giving 1,000 Free Shots This Month

The restaurant is teaming up with Humboldt Park Health, Casa Central and Chicago Vaccine Angels to provide the vaccines May 18.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Empty Bottle Returns With Live Performances — And Discounted Tickets For Fans In Need

Half-price "Community Access" tickets are "intended for diehard fans with restricted disposable income."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Cleo’s Bar And Grill Reopens After Driver Backed Car Into Building While Parallel Parking

The driver was an elderly man who was "very shaken up" after he accidentally hit the gas pedal as opposed to the brakes while trying to parallel park. The West Town dive is getting new front windows, but is open.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Parents, Teachers Wonder What’s Next After Chicago Schools Chief Janice Jackson Says She’s Leaving District

Jackson — who worked for Chicago Public Schools as a teacher and principal, and led the district for 3 ½ years — will step down when her contact expires in June. It falls to Mayor Lori Lightfoot to appoint Jackson's replacement.

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On Eve Of Law School Finals, Ukrainian Village Neighbor Prepares 1000th Lunch Donation

"I was taught that if I can help other people, I should help people,” Loyola law student Jacqueline Ingles said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Summer Is Coming: Black Dog Gelato Reopens This Weekend In East Ukrainian Village, Logan Square

The popular gelato shops at 859 N. Damen Ave. and 2662 N. Sawyer Ave. reopen Saturday. The West Loop location will open May 15.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Do Division Canceled In West Town Despite City’s Street Fest Guidance

"When you're planning special events, there comes a time in the timeline when you have to pull the plug."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Wicker Park Farmers Market Begins Summer Season May 16

Like last year, the market will be plastic-free, will require masks and will enforce social distancing.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Bucktown Neighbor Joe Lake Hated Corruption — So He Got Involved In The Community To Stop It

Joe Lake moved to Bucktown after his wife's sudden death. For nearly two decades, the beloved neighbor cheered local reporters and shaped aldermanic policy.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Volunteers Needed For 17th Annual Bucktown Garden Walk, Which Will Combine In-Person, Virtual Programs

"The heart of the event revolves around connecting neighbors and giving nature lovers a glimpse into urban gardening."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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