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Stop Sign Coming To Dangerous West Town Intersection After Fourth Graders Protest: ‘We Never Feel Safe Crossing The Street’
A group of fourth graders have been fighting for a stop sign for months. Their cause intensified after Lincoln Park High School teacher Alan Nunez was killed at the intersection.
Ukrainian National Museum Opens Theater For Film Screening, Q&A With Ukrainian-American Journalist
The museum will be showing "The Long Breakup," where Katya Soldak documents the plight of Ukraine through the eyes of family and friends in Kharkiv.
Locally Made Art, Handmade Gifts Available At Thursday’s Pop-Up Market At Midwest Coast Brewery
The Chicago Makers Pop Up Shop will hold the outdoor market Thursday to showcase vendors from across the city.
The Stoop Brings Curated Collection Of Vintage Housewares And Clothing To West Town
Sasha Shver left her corporate job in New York City fashion design to follow her dream of opening a vintage clothing and furniture store with her husband.
With ‘Launch Thy Neighbor,’ A Black Sommelier Is Giving Women Chefs Of Color Their Own Stage In Wicker Park
Ermoni Best created the event after years of inequality in the hospitality industry. "I was sick of always trying to conform to be part of this world. So I created my own."
Nini’s Deli To Reopen In West Town — A Year After Closing Due To Protests Over Owner’s Homophobic And Racist Preaching
Protesters rallied against Nini's Deli owner Juan Riesco last year. This week he wrote, "We have decided to double down on our Christian worldview and reopen our family business for the glory of God alone!!"
Crumbl Cookies Opening Wicker Park Bakery Next Week
The bakery chain has more than 200 locations, but this will be its first in Chicago.
‘Shot For Shot’ Vaccination Event Can Score You Free Mini Golf In Wicker Park
The Big Mini will team up with Aayu Clinics to host a vaccination clinic Tuesday at the indoor mini-golf course in Wicker Park.
Video Shows West Town Neighbors Rushing To Help Woman Carjacked Outside Her Home In May
Neighbors opened the car door, kicked the attacker and tried to pull him out of the car, but the man was able to drive away with the woman's car and wallet.
Hideout Reopening In July After 16 Months — But It’ll Be Outdoors-Only For Now
The beloved dive bar is coming back with live music, veggie bingo and the release of "Closing Time," a re-recording of Tom Waits' debut album.
Wicker Park’s Newest Music Venue, The Point, Opens In Former Flat Iron Bar: ‘Spaces Like This Help To Build A Community’
Concert-goers and musicians are ready to get back to Wicker Park stages — and vaccinated people can do so freely at The Point, owner Jun Lin said.
Prequel Coffee Opens Saturday Inside Former Home Of Atomix In West Town
Atomix, 1957 W. Chicago Ave., closed in 2019 year after 19 years in business. One of its former baristas is opening a new spot in its place.
West Fest Canceled, But Organizers Plan To ‘Bring It Back In All Its Glory’ Next Year
The West Town Chamber of Commerce also canceled its annual Do Division Street Fest.
Get Dinner Deals In Wicker Park, Bucktown Through June 23 As Restaurants Recover From Pandemic Slump
Though the pandemic is ending, local restaurateurs still need neighbors' support, chamber Director Pamela Maass said.
Wicker Park Fest Returns This Summer With Live Music, Local Vendors
The annual fest will include two live music stages with bands and deejays, dozens of independent artisanal vendors, a Goose Island beer tent and more.
Lightfoot’s Plan To Ban Alcohol Sales After 10 PM ‘Dead On Arrival,’ Alderman Says
“You can’t kneecap a whole industry of mostly independent small businesses ... because of anecdotal concerns about quality of life,” one expert said.
West Town Neighborhood Group Meeting In Person For First Time This Month — And It’s Looking For New Members
The West Town Neighbors Association includes those who live west of Damen, north of Grand, east of Western and south of Chicago avenues.
Man Brought Axe Onto Damen Blue Line Platform, Police Say
Police said the 22-year-old man began striking and kicking officers after the axe was taken away from him.
Beauty Bar Is Back After 14-Month Closure — And Its Opening Weekend Is All About Celebrating Missed Birthday Parties
The bar is back — but patrons will notice major changes. "... These places for congregating and socializing are so important to getting back to feeling a semblance of normalcy."
Ukrainian Village Community Policing Rep Encourages Neighbors To Form Block Clubs
While block clubs can't prevent all crime, setting up tools like phone trees can be helpful to provide information after a crime has occurred, the rep said.