Helfeld’s Deli Bringing New York Bagels To Wicker Park, But Owners Need Help Covering Unexpected Expenses First
After several delays, deli owners hope to open in December. "We know exactly what needs to be done so we can cross the finish line,” co-owner Mark Grutz said.
Boo-Palooza Brings Costume Contests, Pumpkin Decorating And More To Wicker Park Saturday
The Halloween festival returns for its 15th year in Wicker Park. It’s raising funds for an annual event series and upkeep of the park’s gardens.
Wynwood In Wicker Park Shut Down After City Finds Multiple Violations, But Owner Hopes To Reopen This Weekend
The Miami-themed bar and restaurant was also cited for violating the city’s mask mandate last week.
In Wicker Park, Neighbors Fed Up With Recent Crime Gather For Safety Walk: ‘People Right Now Are Scared’
About 40 people attended Tuesday’s safety walk in Wicker Park, organized by the local alderperson and police district. The event follows several high-profile shootings in recent weeks.
Tour Beer Baron Row And Historical Churches In Wicker Park And Ukrainian Village This Weekend At Open House Chicago
The annual architecture festival returns Saturday and Sunday with in-person visits of Chicago landmarks. Attendees can also take self-guided neighborhood tours through the Open House Chicago app.
Izakaya Mita In Bucktown Reopens Friday After Extended Closure: ‘The Neighborhood’s Ready For Us’
The reopening of the restaurant, known for small plates and sake, comes after a challenging 19 months — including the owner’s battle with cancer.
Bar Fight Led To Wicker Park Shooting, Police Say, As Man Charged With Attempted Murder
One person was killed and four were wounded in Sunday’s shooting. It was at least the second mass shooting on the Near North stretch of Milwaukee Avenue in recent weeks.
Wicker Park’s Overnight Parking Ban Was Not Enforced Ahead Of Drive-By Shooting — Because Tow Trucks Were Busy Clearing Marathon Route, Police Say
One person was killed and four were wounded in Sunday’s shooting. A weekend overnight parking ban meant to deter partying on Milwaukee Avenue was not enforced “the way it ought to have been,” the alderperson said.
After Danny’s Tavern’s Iconic Sign Stolen From Closed Bucktown Pub, $1,000 Reward Offered For Its Return
The Bucktown building once home to the beloved dive bar was put up for sale this summer. The sign was officially reported stolen Aug. 1.
Wicker Park Shooting At Busy Milwaukee Avenue Intersection Leaves Man Dead, 4 Wounded
The drive-by shooting comes as officials struggle to contain public drinking and partying in the neighborhood. "Somehow Milwaukee Avenue became the hottest club in Chicago," one resident said.
Dove’s Luncheonette In Wicker Park Reopens After Pandemic Hiatus
The Tex-Mex diner is returning with an updated food and cocktail menu. It's currently only open for breakfast and lunch.
Empty Bottle’s ‘Thee Best Western’ Block Party Celebrates Chicago’s Longest Street With Live Music And More
The Empty Bottle’s latest block party features food and drink from businesses from up and down Western Avenue — and a chance to submerge an alderman in a dunk tank.
After Decades Of Struggle, Street Artist Lajuana Lampkins Gets Her Own Exhibition In Wicker Park
Lampkins has sold her paintings on the street in Wicker Park for years. Organizers hope proceeds from Saturday's show will help her find permanent housing.
In New ‘Chicago Handshake’ Card Game, The Loser (Or Winner?) Does A Shot Of Malört
The game features trivia questions and Chicago-specific challenges, while encouraging consumption of the city’s most controversial beverage.
Chicago Makers Pop-Up Shop Expands To West Town, With Wicker Park Location On The Way
The pop-up shop launched last fall. The owners now plan to sell products from more than 90 small business owners across their three locations.
Check Out Vintage Photos Of Ukrainian Village This Weekend At The Ukrainian National Museum
The exhibit features the work of Ukrainian-American photographer Petro Oleksijenko, who lived and worked in Chicago in the 1950s.
Shooting At Busy West Town Intersection Wounds 5: ‘It Was Like A Movie’
“I’ve worked in this area for a long, long time and I’ve never seen this happen,” a neighborhood chef said. Police said no gunmen are in custody.
Semicolon Bookstore Reopens Saturday In Expansive Wicker Park Storefront
The bookstore’s space on Division Street includes a children’s room, art gallery and coffee shop. Ninety percent of its books are by authors of color.
Innertown Pub Shut Down By City Over Extensive Code Violations, But Owner Vows To Reopen
The popular Ukrainian Village dive bar had raw sewage leaking into its basement and hazardous electrical conditions, an inspection found. Its owner says it will reopen “as soon as possible.”
As Carjackings Continue in Bucktown And Wicker Park, Police Promise To Do More — But Neighbors Differ On Path Forward
Bucktown, Wicker Park and West Town have seen a surge in carjackings in recent months. “Awareness is no longer a solution to the issue,” one resident said.