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Jack White Playing Surprise Concert At Empty Bottle Wednesday

Tickets go on sale noon Tuesday, and are only available online only.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
9:39 AM CST

West Town Dispensary Okay Cannabis Eyes March Opening After Years Of Planning, State Delays

The dispensary is one of almost 200 social equity dispensaries in Illinois whose licenses were delayed by a series of lawsuits against the state.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
9:15 AM CST

Wicker Park’s Semicolon Bookstore Moving Back To River West After Owner Gets Chance To Buy Property

Owner Danielle Mullen hopes to close on the store's previous building in River West early next year. In the meantime, the store will reopen Friday at 515 N. Halsted St. for holiday shopping.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
7:20 AM CST

West Town Winterfest Returns Saturday With ‘Jolly Trolley,’ Deals To Encourage Shopping Local

The event runs 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday on Chicago Avenue and other business corridors in the area and features a Jolly Trolley shopping tour.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Wicker Park Farmers Market Launches Indoor Season Sunday

Vendors and local farmers will set up at the market 10 a.m.-3 p.m. select Sundays through mid-April.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Affordable Housing Near Lincoln Square Brown Line, Other Projects Approved By Key Zoning Committee

The approval comes after years of tense community meetings about the Lincoln Square project, which will sit directly across from the Western Avenue Brown Line station.

Citywide

Ald. Scott Waguespack Will Run Unopposed To Represent Bucktown, West Lakeview

Waguespack was first elected to City Council in 2007. He's become a close ally of Mayor Lori Lightfoot since endorsing her in 2019.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Stop By ‘Shop Damen’ Open House Saturday To Support Small Bucktown Businesses

Deals and in-store events will be available Saturday at shops along Damen Avenue between Webster Avenue and the 606 Trail.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Harlequin Vintage Opens In Wicker Park With Funky Lamps, Paintings, Furniture And More

Melissa Beilstein and Dave Rubin have resold vintage items for decades. Now, they've come together to open a store on Division Street.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Hideout Fundraiser Aims To Support Out-Of-Work Staffers During Closure

Allegations of a toxic workplace culture by a former Hideout program director led to the closure of the venue through the end of the year. Organizers say all funds will go directly to staff, not its owners.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Archie’s Tavern’s Iconic Hamm’s Sign Removed By City Order, But Owners Of 80-Year-Old Bar Hope To Bring It Back

The sign has hung over the corner of Rockwell and Iowa streets since the '60s, the bar's co-owner said. A city spokesperson said Archie's does not have a permit for the sign.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Shop Local 2022: A Wicker Park, Bucktown And West Town Gift Guide

Books, candles, horror movie posters, light-up dinosaurs and Italian pastries make up a laundry list of can't-miss gifts in Wicker Park, Bucktown and West Town.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

With Interest In Ceramics Still Spiking, The Digs Expands West Town Studio To Host More Artists, Events

The expansion has allowed the studio to more than double the number of resident artists it can host, coinciding with swell of interest in ceramics across the city and country.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Lightfoot Backs Proposal To Use Downtown TIF Dollars To Bankroll Long-Awaited Red Line Extension

The project would extend the Red Line from its end point at 95th Street to 130th Street. Officials hope the federal government will provide the majority of funding for the $3.6 billion project.

Roseland, Pullman

PTD Vintage Brings Refurbished Guitars, Keyboards, Amps And More To West Town

Johnny O'Brien is showcasing rare and vintage musical equipment at his new store. "It's not just a secondhand instrument. It's a work of art that just needs a new driver," he said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

City Council Approves $13.5 Million To Rehab Save A Lot Grocery Stores On South And West Sides

The stores range from West Lawn to Auburn Gresham to West Garfield Park. The move comes just days after Whole Foods closed its Englewood store.

Citywide

Will Private Lot Booting Expand Citywide? Aldermen Could Decide — After Collecting Campaign Cash From Booting Company

The owner of the city's primary private booting company, Michael Denigris of Innovative Park Solutions, has made $11,250 in campaign contributions to aldermen ahead of the vote.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Salt Shed’s First Indoor Lineup Includes Flaming Lips, Bikini Kill, Iggy Pop, The Roots

The concert hall inside the former Morton Salt warehouse near Goose Island opens Feb. 17.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Ivy Hall, One Of Illinois’ First Black-Owned Pot Dispensaries, Opens In Bucktown

Ivy Hall opened Friday. It holds one of the first two social equity licenses issued by the State of Illinois for recreational marijuana dispensaries.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Chicago’s ‘Original’ Live Band Karaoke Celebrates 20 Years With Wicker Park Homecoming Party

The band has played everywhere from basement gigs to football stadiums, letting people sing their favorite songs with a full backing band. Their anniversary show is Saturday at Piece Pizzeria and Brewery.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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