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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.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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, Bucktown, West Town

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.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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, Bucktown, West Town

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.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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.”

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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