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Dancing In The Streets Fest Bringing Jam Bands, Craft Beer And More To West Town Next Month

Performers include a series of Grateful Dead tribute bands, including Terrapin Flyer and Rock & Rye.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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Law Allowing A Lightning-Fast $170 Boot For Leaving Your Car In A Private Lot Could Be Expanded Citywide

Innovative Parking Solutions wants City Council approval to operate citywide, calling booting the "modern" approach to parking enforcement.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Bucktown Garden Walk Returns This Weekend With Live Music, Kids Events And Art

The event runs Saturday and Sunday at about 100 locations in the neighborhood.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Le Cafe Station Grill In Bucktown Launches Open Mic Nights — And Soon, An Ice Cream Shop Next Door

Bucktown music teacher Monica Rose partnered with Le Cafe's owners to host community events in the restaurant, which is next to the Western Avenue Blue Line station.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Mac’s Wood Grilled In Wicker Park Raising Money For Injured Employee

Gary Welch was injured after a fall earlier this month at home, leaving him temporarily unable to work and facing hefty medical bills.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

TaKorea Cocina Closing Sunday After 3 Years In Ukrainian Village — But Entire Staff Hired At Nearby Restaurant

Owner Robert Magiet is joining The StopAlong restaurant in Bucktown as a managing partner. Magiet has organized numerous food drives and other initiatives with his nonprofit, West Town Feeds.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Jack’s Wicker Park Opens Next Week, Merging ‘Classic’ French Dishes With Approachable Neighborhood Atmosphere

The restaurant will serve French staples, including escargot and steak frites, while also offering burgers and other fare. The space was formerly home to a Pizano's.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Bucktown Daycare Gets Green Light To Build 3-Story Facility Near 606 Trail

Four buildings along Damen Avenue would be torn down to build the three-story day care, including the former home of Mindy's Hot Chocolate.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Virtue Alchemy Candle Co. Opens This Weekend In Bucktown At Former Chicago Makers Pop-Up Space

Anna Romo co-founded the Chicago Makers Pop-Up Shop, which temporarily operated three stores for local artisans and businesses. Now, she's focusing on her own business.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

In ‘Tagged,’ Local Filmmakers Showcase Chicago Street Art Through The Lens Of A Murder Mystery

Filmed at dozens of locations across the city, the movie is the latest feature from Chicago-based Kernel Productions, which launched in 2020.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Paulo Gelato Opens In West Town, Bringing Some Of Poland’s Best Gelato To Chicago Avenue

Owner Pawel Petrykowski moved to Chicago in 2019 from Poland, where he'd spent years honing his craft and competing in gelato competitions.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Milwaukee Avenue Designated ‘Polish Heritage Corridor,’ Honoring Polish Culture From West Town To Niles

Officials hailed the designation as a way to support Polish culture and businesses across the Northwest Side through tourism and other initiatives.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

West Town School Breaks Ground On Playground And Field After 15 Years Of Planning, Fundraising

The project at Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy is funded by a mix of city, state and Chicago Public Schools funding. Construction is expected to finish by mid-October.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Pub Royale Closing Next Week After 7 Years On Division Street In Wicker Park

The bar was supposed to be a beer-focused, "drink-forward" spot when it opened in 2015 — but its British-Indian food became a hit.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Innertown Pub Reopens Thursday After Building Violations Forced Extended Closure

A city report last year said the Ukrainian Village bar had raw sewage leaking in its basement. Owner Denis Fogarty said this week that was "factually incorrect."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Engine Coffee Brings ‘Low-Key’ Vibe, Local Coffee And Pastries To Noble Square

The coffee shop is sourcing its bagels, doughnuts and other food from mostly small, local companies. It opened in late May near Ashland and Division.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

A Ukrainian Teen Was Studying In The US When War Broke Out At Home. Now, He’s Raising Money To Attend College In Chicago

Alex Hodovanets was supposed to return to Ukraine this month — but Russia invaded. Instead, he's hoping to attend college in the Chicago area this fall.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Parlor Pizza Owners Opening Tex-Mex Restaurant In West Loop In The Midst Of Labor And Discrimination Investigations

Texan Taco Bar opened this week on Randolph Street. It's operating through a separate company from Parlor Pizza, which is being investigated.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Protected Bike Lanes, Pedestrian Improvements Proposed For Augusta Boulevard In Ukrainian Village And West Town

The lanes would run between Milwaukee and Western avenues. The plan would also shorten pedestrian crosswalks and lower speed limits on that stretch of Augusta.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

The Refilleri Opens West Town Pop-Up, Offering Eco-Friendly Ways To Buy Toiletries, Household Products

The zero waste shop is occupying the West Town Chamber of Commerce's pop-up shop space for June and July. " I think that everyone would be on board with being eco-friendly if we can make it accessible," owner Kelli Pelc said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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