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Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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

A Bucktown Piano Teacher Needs Help Paying Her Bills After Hit-And-Run Leaves Her Badly Injured

A car hit Monica Rose while she was riding her moped in Wicker Park. Her injuries mean she can't travel to piano lessons and other gigs.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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‘Art Quest’ Offers Self-Guided Tours Of Murals, Galleries And More In Wicker Park And Bucktown

The tour includes a new mural called Butterfly Effect along the Blue Line tracks at Milwaukee and Wolcott avenues. It honors Olga Calderon, a clerk at a nearby Walgreens who was killed last year.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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Famous Morton Salt Sign To Be ‘Revitalized’ As Building Is Transformed Into A Music Venue

The roof and sign are currently being replaced as part of the building’s redevelopment. Preservationists say the move is allowed under the site's landmark status.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

West Town’s Deitch Pharmacy To Close After More Than 100 Years: ‘They Don’t Make Pharmacists Like Ozzie Anymore’

The independent pharmacy has been in operation since 1912. Longtime owner Ozzie Feliciano is retiring and closing the business Sept. 30.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Former Danny’s Tavern Building In Bucktown Is Up For Sale, But Its Schlitz Sign Is Missing

The popular bar and dance club closed last November after almost 35 years in business.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens Wicker Park Location

The chain is offering deals on smoothies and food during its grand opening this weekend.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

‘Sonic Walkabout’ Concert Brings Music Inspired By Wicker Park Landmarks To The Neighborhood

The performance will feature live versions of pieces from a neighborhood walking tour produced by the Access Contemporary Music school.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Kiss The Brain Pop-Up Gallery Opens In West Town For 2-Week Run

The gallery is displaying photos, paintings and a variety of prints, jewelry and clothing through Sept. 19.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Nini’s Deli Doubles Down On Bigoted Social Media Posts And Preaching After Reopening

The West Town restaurant shut down last year after protesters rallied against owner Juan Riesco’s homophobia and racism. It reopened — and Riesco is flouting COVID protocols while offending neighbors and nearby business owners.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Quimby’s Bookstore Celebrates 30 Years As A Wicker Park Cultural Institution: ‘We’re Still Here. And It’s Kind Of Weird’

“Quimby's isn't just a zine shop. It's really the heart of a self-publishing community here in Chicago,” an employee said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

South Asian Street Food Meets Fine Dining At Wazwan’s Wicker Park Pop-Up

The restaurant — which features all halal meat — will offer counter service and tasting menu seatings at its temporary location on Division Street.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Semicolon Bookstore Moving To Larger Space In Wicker Park After 2 Years In River West

The Black-owned shop and gallery space is quadrupling its size in a new location on Division after exploding in popularity in the past year.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Protesters Want Cop Fired After Grabbing Black Woman In Lincoln Park: ‘We Want Justice For This Young Woman’

The officer, who has not been identified, was placed on administrative duty by Supt. David Brown pending an investigation of the incident.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Want a New Bike Lane Or Turn Signal In Wicker Park Or West Town? Tuesday’s The Last Day To Make Your Voice Heard

After collecting ideas all summer, the 1st Ward office will develop project proposals into an eventual community vote.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

For CPS Students, Teachers And Parents, First-Day Jitters Take On New Meaning Amid Pandemic

Many Chicago Public Schools students returned to the classroom for the first time in more than 500 days Monday, with masks mandatory as the Delta variant continues to spread.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Roving Book Club Read And Run Chicago Gives Joggers A Chance To Run Near Spots From Their Favorite Books

Read and Run combines book clubs with jogging groups so Chicagoans can explore the neighborhoods with running routes based on books.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Wilderhouse Home Goods Store Brings ‘West Coast’ Aesthetic To Wicker Park

“I want people to come in and feel like this is a very serene, warm, but very comforting, calming space," says co-owner Michael Coates.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Some People Think Amazon Lockers In Parks Are Great, Park District Says Amid Uproar

In a news release titled, "What People Are Saying About Amazon Lockers," the Park District highlighted five supporters. Meanwhile, a South Side alderman has joined others in blocking them in her ward.

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As Life Gets Back To ‘Normal’ For Some, Wicker Park Mutual Aid Groups See Drop In Donations, Volunteers

Attention has shifted away from the economic impact of COVID-19, but people are still in need, mutual aid groups said. Diapers, toiletries and other items are still needed.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Block Party Organizers Can Win Free Non-Alcoholic Beer For Their Event. Here’s How

The first 250 block party hosts who sign up will get 10 cases of non-alcoholic beer from Big Drop Brewing Co.

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