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Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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

Mindy’s Bakery Opens In Wicker Park In Latest Chapter For Chef And Baker Mindy Segal: ‘This Is A Passion Project’

The bakery is filled with subtle tributes to Segal's family, including her great-uncle, who ran a West Side bakery in the 1800s. It comes after she closed Mindy's Hot Chocolate in 2020.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

2 Weeks After Police Alert, More Women Say They’ve Been Harassed By Sexual Predator In Wicker Park And West Town

At least two more women were approached by a man who asks for directions and then masturbates. In the recent incidents, he looked through photos on their phones: "I felt so immensely violated in that moment."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Big Star Opening Third Restaurant In West Town With A Seafood Focus

Big Star Mariscos will offer aguachile, ceviche and more. It'll join Big Star's flagship Wicker Park restaurant and Wrigleyville outpost.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Milwaukee Avenue Resurfacing Kicks Off In Wicker Park After Quarry Workers Strike Led To Delay

The project will also install protected bike lanes on Milwaukee Avenue from Chicago Avenue to Division Street, as well as pedestrian curb extensions and bus stop improvements.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Wicker Park Aldi Reopens After City Inspectors Find Hundreds Of Insects, Sanitary Issues In Grocery Store

The grocery store failed two recent inspections after hundreds of "small flying insects" were found by inspectors, according to a city report.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Bucktown Shuffleboard Club Hosting Chicago’s First-Ever Nationally Recognized Tournament This Weekend

The weekend tournament will take over The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club with players from across the city and United States.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Help Roberto Clemente High School Win Much-Needed Library Renovation Through Online Competition

The high school is one of 10 finalists in an online competition to win a free library makeover. Neighbors can vote through Aug. 10.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

The Salt Shed, Chicago’s Newest Music Venue, Opens Next Week At Morton Salt Site Along North Branch

Concerts outside the development along the Chicago River will run through September. The indoor venue is expected to open early next year.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Black Architect ‘Extraordinaire’ William E. Brazley’s Collection Is Up For Sale — And The Estate Goddess Is On It

Lynn McDaniel and her husband, Ty, have liquidated the estates of Chicago's Black heroes for 13 years. They'll host an estate sale for Brazley in early August.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Graveface Records And Curiosities Opens This Weekend, Bringing The Weird, Eclectic And Sometimes Shocking To Bucktown

The business includes a record store, John Wayne Gacy exhibit, horror shop, museum and arcade. It will also house thousands of items from former video store Odd Obsession.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Wicker Park’s The Point Must Stay Closed Until August — But Report Shows Bar Had Little To Do With Shootings That Forced Its Closure

The Point has been shut down for six months following two shootings nearby — which the bar couldn't do anything about, its owner said. "This is nothing more than scapegoating."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Mexican Vegetarian Restaurant Quesadilla La Reina Del Sur Opens In Pilsen As New Bucktown Location Is Delayed

Owners hope to reopen their Bucktown restaurant in a renovated storefront next to its original location as soon as the city completes inspections.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Lesbian Cocktail Bar Dorothy Re-Opens This Weekend Under Split-Rail In Ukrainian Village

After several starts and stops, the low-key bar with '70s vibes reopens Saturday. "This is sort of like a neighborhood cocktail lounge that happens to also be a lesbian bar," its owner said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

10 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend

Wicker Park Fest returns, sample 'za at Pizza City Fest, catch a modern take on Shakespeare — and so much more.

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West Town’s Esperanza Community Services Receives City Grant To Upgrade Building

The nonprofit serves more than 100 children and adults with disabilities at its West Town campus and through at-home services.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

40-Unit Apartment Building Coming To Ukrainian Village, Finally Bringing A Project To A Long-Vacant Lot

Neighbors fought a gas station proposed for the site last year. The apartment building will contain ground-floor retail and 11 parking spaces.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

In Wicker Park And West Town, Women Say They’re Being Chased And Harassed By Sexual Predator

Multiple women described similar attacks: A man asks for directions and exposes himself, masturbates or follows them. Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Sam Royko, Son Of Famed Chicago Columnist Mike Royko, Announces Bid For 1st Ward Alderman

Royko has pushed for public safety improvements since his girlfriend was carjacked in 2021. He said he'll also focus on improving constituent services and communication in the 1st Ward.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Independence Menswear Shop Brings American-Made Clothing, Shoes To Former Neighborly Space In Wicker Park

The store sells a range of upscale men's clothing from brands hard to find anywhere else in Chicago, owner George Vlagos said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Helfeld’s Deli Opens This Weekend In Wicker Park With New York Bagel & Bialy On The Menu

The North Avenue deli is holding a soft opening this weekend after months of delays with a limited menu, focusing on bagel sandwiches and baked goods like rugelach, banana bread and blintzes.

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