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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

City’s Plan To Deter Looting Kept Residents Up All Night — With Recycling Trucks Idling For Days, Neighbors Say

The city sent Streets and Sanitation workers to "protect" businesses from potential looters in the wake of the Derek Chauvin verdict. Wicker Parkers, kept up for days by the trucks, wondered, "What is a guy in a recycling truck going to do?"

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Shop The Chicago Makers Pop Up Group’s Outdoor Market At Hexe Coffee This Weekend

Neighbors can come by Hexe to shop for gifts made by Chicago-based artists 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Private Lot Booting Is Now Banned In The 1st Ward: ‘If Their Business Model Is … To Catch People In A Trap, That’s A Bad Business Model’

Wards across the city are banning companies that boot cars in private lots. Ald. Daniel La Spata said these companies charge people too much for small mistakes and don't actually help small businesses.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

West Town Becoming Chicago’s ‘Gallery District’ As Neighborhood Draws Women, Artists Of Color To Chicago Avenue

PATRON is opening this weekend in West Town next door to several other art galleries that have opened or relocated to the neighborhood since 2015.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Faster Trains Have Arrived On The Blue Line: Take A Look At The CTA’s New 7000-Series Train Cars

Pre-pandemic, riders found themselves crushed into trains or on platforms having to wait as multiple packed trains passed them by. The new cars will help congestion problems — if they arise again.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Want To Learn More About City’s New Rules On Coach Houses And Garden Units? Check Out Webinar Next Week

Starting May 1, property owners in five pilot areas can apply to add garden apartments, attic apartments and coach houses to their buildings.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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