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Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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

Irish Nobleman Owner Wonders If Santa’s Eviction From Bar’s Holiday Display Was La Spata’s Political Payback

Ald. Daniel La Spata said he sent inspectors to review the bar's outdoor decorations because they were blocking the sidewalk. But the owner thinks it's because the bar hosted fundraisers for two of his election rivals.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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Luft Balloons, Known For Colorful And Elaborate Balloon Installations, Opens Wicker Park Store

Luft donated balloon installations to hospitals and nonprofits during the pandemic. Its Santa Wonderland event runs through Dec. 23 and allows kids to get their picture taken with Balloon Santa.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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Jack White Playing Surprise Concert At Empty Bottle Wednesday

Tickets go on sale noon Tuesday, and are only available online.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

West Town Dispensary Okay Cannabis Eyes March Opening After Years Of Planning, State Delays

The dispensary is one of almost 200 social equity dispensaries in Illinois whose licenses were delayed by a series of lawsuits against the state.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Wicker Park’s Semicolon Bookstore Moving Back To River West After Owner Gets Chance To Buy Property

Owner Danielle Mullen hopes to close on the store's previous building in River West early next year. In the meantime, the store will reopen Friday at 515 N. Halsted St. for holiday shopping.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

15 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl, Pocket Con And Holiday Markets

Ring in winter with festivities across the city, from trolley rides and tree lightings to sing-alongs and gingerbread house parties.

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West Town Winterfest Returns Saturday With ‘Jolly Trolley,’ Deals To Encourage Shopping Local

The event runs 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday on Chicago Avenue and other business corridors in the area and features a Jolly Trolley shopping tour.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Wicker Park Farmers Market Launches Indoor Season Sunday

Vendors and local farmers will set up at the market 10 a.m.-3 p.m. select Sundays through mid-April.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Ald. Scott Waguespack Will Run Unopposed To Represent Bucktown, West Lakeview

Waguespack was first elected to City Council in 2007. He's become a close ally of Mayor Lori Lightfoot since endorsing her in 2019.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Stop By ‘Shop Damen’ Open House Saturday To Support Small Bucktown Businesses

Deals and in-store events will be available Saturday at shops along Damen Avenue between Webster Avenue and the 606 Trail.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Life And Death In Chicago’s Most Dangerous Bike Lane

In Chicago’s busiest bike lane along Milwaukee Avenue, there have been 50 reported crashes and three deaths since 2020 as cyclists navigate the city’s patchwork approach to safety.

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Harlequin Vintage Opens In Wicker Park With Funky Lamps, Paintings, Furniture And More

Melissa Beilstein and Dave Rubin have resold vintage items for decades. Now, they've come together to open a store on Division Street.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Ukrainian Institute Of Modern Art Hosting Market, Holiday Concert To Support War-Affected Ukrainians

Featuring local choral groups, the holiday concert will benefit Help Heroes of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Medical Association of North America.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

15 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Small Business Saturday, World Cup Watch Parties And Holiday Fun

You can also go bowling for a greater cause, attend an art battle and join a holiday sing-along.

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Hideout Fundraiser Aims To Support Out-Of-Work Staffers During Closure

Allegations of a toxic workplace culture by a former Hideout program director led to the closure of the venue through the end of the year. Organizers say all funds will go directly to staff, not its owners.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Archie’s Tavern’s Iconic Hamm’s Sign Removed By City Order, But Owners Of 80-Year-Old Bar Hope To Bring It Back

The sign has hung over the corner of Rockwell and Iowa streets since the '60s, the bar's co-owner said. A city spokesperson said Archie's does not have a permit for the sign.

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Shop Local 2022: Gift A Chicago Experience

Whether you're looking to try some of the best food in Chicago, tour the West Side or get a glimpse of the city's underbelly, we've got you covered for experiences as gifts.

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Shop Local 2022: A Wicker Park, Bucktown And West Town Gift Guide

Books, candles, horror movie posters, light-up dinosaurs and Italian pastries make up a laundry list of can't-miss gifts in Wicker Park, Bucktown and West Town.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

With Interest In Ceramics Still Spiking, The Digs Expands West Town Studio To Host More Artists, Events

The expansion has allowed the studio to more than double the number of resident artists it can host, coinciding with swell of interest in ceramics across the city and country.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

PTD Vintage Brings Refurbished Guitars, Keyboards, Amps And More To West Town

Johnny O'Brien is showcasing rare and vintage musical equipment at his new store. "It's not just a secondhand instrument. It's a work of art that just needs a new driver," he said.

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