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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

Clean Up Churchill Dog Park With Bucktown Neighbors This Weekend

Neighbors will clean the park 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at 1825 N. Damen Ave.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Recycle Electronics, Documents, Medications This Weekend At 1st Ward ‘Shred-A-Thon’

Officials will collect these items 9 a.m.-noon Saturday in an empty lot in Logan Square.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Bucktown Roommates Punched Repeatedly During Rush Hour On Milwaukee Avenue: ‘He Just Kept Swinging’

"Absolutely no one got out to help us," one of the women said. "We were on the ground getting the crap beat out of us. Everyone was just recording."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Woman And Her Young Daughter, 2, Carjacked In Wicker Park

The woman and her daughter were sitting inside the car when two men broke the driver's window with a baseball bat, police said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Pop Up Grocer Focused On Vegan, Gluten-Free And Other Specialty Foods Coming To Wicker Park This Spring

Pop Up Grocer will showcase hundreds of brands April 30-May 30. Customers can experiment with up-and-coming brands that have yet to hit mainstream grocery stores.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

1st Ward Office, Neighbors Will Meet Saturday To Clean Up West Town For Earth Day

Volunteers will help tend to areas within the Ashland-Damen-Grand-Chicago boundary, and will get a free lunch from Ukrainian Village restaurant TaKorea Cocina.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Help Neighbors Clean Up East Ukrainian Village, West Town Parks This Weekend

Volunteers will receive a free lunch catered by Ukrainian Village restaurant TaKorea Cocina.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

After Pandemic Slows Business For Food Truck, Whadda Jerk Switches Gears To Open Restaurant

Thomas Brewer launched the Whadda Jerk food truck in 2017. Now, he's about to open his first brick-and-mortar restaurant on the Wicker Park-Ukrainian Village border.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Former La Luce Building In West Loop Saved From Demolition Again, Given Temporary Landmark Protection

The former Schlitz Tied House dates back to 1891. Most tied houses of this size and stature have been torn down, city officials said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Morton Salt Factory Takes Another Step Toward Landmark Status

Developers turning the building into a music hall will keep the factory’s iconic sign, which shows a girl in a yellow rain jacket holding an umbrella.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Foxtrot Market Plans New Store For Wicker Park’s Main Intersection: ‘We’re Thrilled About The Location’

Foxtrot Market plans to replace Café Cancale at the corner of Damen, Milwaukee and North avenues.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

One Tail At A Time Reopening Bucktown Adoption Center This Weekend

The rescue nearly doubled the amount of pets it rescued in 2020 compared to 2019, placing more than 1,800 dogs, cats and bunnies into foster homes.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Help Maintain Wicker Park’s Gardens By Participating In Upcoming Plant Sale

The gardens in Wicker Park rely on volunteers and donors. Here's how you can help.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

April Showers Bring Ticketing Hour: Check Your Block’s Street Sweeping Schedule Here

Street sweeping resumes Thursday. Avoid a $60 ticket by staying on top of your block's sweeping schedule.

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