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Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Is CPS Undercounting COVID-19 Cases In Schools? Alderpeople Demand Investigation As Allegations Spread

CPS officials denied any wrongdoing and defended their methodology, saying the discrepancy highlighted on Twitter will be cleared up.

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Picante Taqueria Closes After 21 Years In Wicker Park, But Owner Planning Breakfast Spot In Its Place

Staffing issues made worse by the pandemic led owner Felipe Caro to close Picante, but he's ready to move on. The new restaurant will feature "bagels with a Latin twist," breakfast tacos and more, he said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Father Of Slain 15-Year-Old Shares Heartbreaking Message To Chicago: ‘How Did Our City Get Here?’

Caleb Westbrooks, 15, was shot Tuesday a few blocks north of Rauner College Prep, where he was a freshman. His dad said the young football player was walking to catch a bus home from school when someone opened fire.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Wood Street Bike Lanes, Other Neighborhood Upgrades Planned For Wicker Park Area After Approval By Residents

The projects, which include a protected bike lane on a section of Wood Street, were proposed by residents during the 1st Ward's participatory budgeting process.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

15-Year-Old Caleb Westbrooks, Known For Bringing ‘Positivity’ And ‘Light’ To School, Killed In West Town Shooting

The 15-year-old attended Rauner College Prep in West Town and "touched so many lives."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Carjacking, Robbery Victims In Wicker Park Area Say City Needs To Do More To Keep Them Safe — And In The Loop

Carjackings and robberies are up significantly in Wicker Park, Bucktown and West Town. "Whether it's the Mayor's Office, the prosecutor's office or the Police Department, I just wish they would work better together," one victim said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

The Hideout Reopens This Week After Month-Long COVID Hiatus

The bar and music venue closed in December as COVID-19 cases began to surge in Chicago. It reopens Wednesday with a full slate of shows and events.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Scooters Are Coming Back To Chicago, But They Won’t Be Allowed On The 606 Trail

The scooters, which are arriving in the spring, will also be banned on the lakefront path and the riverwalk.

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COVID-19 Testing Chain Opened Pop-Ups Across The US. Now, It’s Temporarily Closing Amid Federal Investigation And Mounting Complaints

The Center for COVID Control's lab wasted 40,000 tests, according to a federal report. And again and again, people have reported getting late results, no results — or ones that don't make sense.

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Get Booster Shots, PPE And A Free Haircut At Vaccination Event Saturday In Wicker Park

The event runs from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Chicago Students Return To Classrooms — But Some Already Sent Home To Quarantine: ‘This Whole System Has Been A Mess’

Wednesday marks the first day of in-person Chicago Public Schools classes after five days of cancellations — but not everyone is on board with the return to school.

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As Most CPS Students Return To Classes Wednesday, Some Parents Plan To Keep Their Kids Home Amid COVID-19 Surge

Though CPS and the teachers union have made a deal, some parents said they don't feel safe with in-person learning yet. "I don’t think we’re gonna be safe for a couple more weeks, to be honest," one mom said.

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Did You Lose Your Wedding Band? Wicker Park Neighbors Trying To Unite Ring With Its Owner

A lost wedding band found on the sidewalk in Wicker Park has set off an online search effort for its owner.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Block Club Chicago Awarded $1.6 Million Grant From American Journalism Project To Expand

In conjunction with the American Journalism Project grant, the Chicago Community Trust pledged an additional $450,000 in matching funds to Block Club over three years.

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Urban Market Family-Owned Grocery Store Opens In River West After Supply Chain Delays And Tech Hiccups

The locally owned grocery store opened Dec. 30. It features a made-to-order cafe and bar on top of supermarket staples.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Little Wok Brings Sushi, Chinese Staples To Wicker Park Location: ‘We Cater To Almost Everyone’

The Wicker Park location is the restaurant's third in Chicago. It opened on New Year's Eve after experiencing supply chain delays last year.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

With No Staff To Check Vax Cards And City Stalling Winter Patio Approval, West Town Pub Closes For The Month

The Irish Nobleman Pub will reopen in February, when owners hope they can hire someone to check vaccination cards at the door.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Chopin Theatre Seeking Donations As COVID Surge Causes Cancellations, Uncertainty At Wicker Park Venue

The Wicker Park theater has been a neighborhood staple for more than a century: "We will survive. The question is, how hard it will be to do it?"

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Chicago Restaurants, Music Venues Shut Down Voluntarily As Another COVID-19 Surge Hits City

Some businesses closed after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 or was exposed. Others have preemptively closed. "I'm gonna be honest: The staff is devastated and frustrated, afraid and rightfully so."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Armitage Avenue In Bucktown Fully Reopens After Construction — But Closures Are Coming To Logan Square Stretch Next

The city has completed a water main replacement on Armitage between Western Avenue and the expressway and is moving west for additional construction.

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