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Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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

Ukrainian Institute Of Modern Art Hosting First Maker’s Market This Weekend

The market will run 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the museum in Ukrainian Village.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Hideout’s ‘A Day In The Country’ Festival Highlights Chicago’s Small-But-Mighty Local Country Scene

The festival is organized by Lawrence Peters, a longtime fixture in Chicago's country music scene. It went virtual in 2020 and was canceled last year because of the pandemic.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Want To Help Ukraine? This Website Can Connect You To Relief And Fundraising Efforts Across The Chicago Area

Ukrainegiving.info gathers fundraisers, charities, and other information on how to support Ukraine in one central place.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Dell’ Rooster Opens In West Town, Bringing ‘Soul-Satisfying Latin Cooking’ To Chicago Avenue

The restaurant opened in the former Alba's Restaurant space and offers dishes from all over Latin America.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Publican Quality Bread Opens Cafe In Expansive West Town Bakery Space

Opening Monday, the cafe will sell coffees, sandwiches, pastries, salads and Publican bread. Owners eventually hope to hold classes and events in the space.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Cherry Glazerr, Caroline Rose And More To Headline Wicker Park Fest In July

Sponsored by the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, the street festival runs July 22-24 on Milwaukee Avenue between North Avenue and Paulina Street.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Unprotected Bike Lanes, Lower Speed Limit For Cars Coming To Stretch Of Erie Street In West Town

CDOT has designated Erie from Damen Avenue to Noble Street a neighborhood greenway. Officials had no updates on a proposal to build protected bike lanes on Wood Street in the neighborhood.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Surrealist Mural Takes Over Former Tecalitlan Space In West Town As Barcocina Restaurant Plans To Move In

Artist Joseph Renda Jr. painted a large mural outside the Mexican restaurant's former location. Lakeview restaurant Barcocina is expanding into the space.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

All-Affordable Logan Square Apartment Complex Opens After Years Of Planning: ‘This Is Nothing Less Than A Day Of Resurrection’

Formerly known as Emmett Street Apartments, the development has been renamed after Chicago labor activist Lucy Gonzalez Parsons.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Lakeview Pantry Changes Name To Nourishing Hope, Moves Headquarters To West Town To Expand City Reach

The local food pantry, which has seen a spike in use during the pandemic, moved its headquarters to West Town to be more centrally located.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

With Bellows Film Lab, A Lifelong Photography Lover Brings Quick Turnaround Film Development To Wicker Park

Bellows opened its first store in Miami in 2021. Owner Marcello Peschiera said its streamlined approach to film processing allows for fast developing times.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

West Fest Chicago 2022 Lineup Includes Lala Lala, Protomartyr, Deerhoof, Local DJs And More

Hosted by the West Town Chamber of Commerce, West Fest Chicago runs July 8-10 on Chicago Avenue between Wood Street and Damen Avenue.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Police Killed Chicago Poet Prince Akbar In 2010. 12 Years Later, His Mom Is Releasing A Collection Of His Writings

Artist Lajuana Lampkins has gained a following for selling her paintings on the street in Wicker Park. Her collection of her late son's poetry and other writings will be released Friday.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Alderpeople Fight For Public Restroom Pilot: ‘This Is Something That Benefits Everybody’

Last year, the Chicago Tribune found that fewer than 500 structures in the city “contain free public restrooms with few or no barriers to entry, such as security checkpoints or client-only access.”

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

From Kyiv To Mexico To Chicago: One Family’s Story Of Escaping The War In Ukraine

The Okseniuk family arrived in Chicago last month with the help of their sister and aunt Yuliya Abushevich. Their journey to the United States included a stay in a refugee camp in Tijuana, Mexico.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Closed Wicker Park Bar Says It’s Being Scapegoated For City’s Crime Spike, Poses No Safety Threat

Two shootings in four months occurred outside The Point bar and music venue on Milwaukee Avenue. Police deemed the business a public safety threat in February and ordered its closure.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

They Spent Years Selling Books At Myopic Books, An Iconic Wicker Park Store. Now, They Own It

Longtime Myopic Books employees J.R. Nelson and Matt Revers bought the store earlier this week. They want to continue its legacy as one of Chicago's most cherished bookstores.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

New Ward Map Would Put Lincoln Yards Under Control Of Alderman Who Opposed Megadevelopment

A compromise reached Monday marks the likely end of a standoff between Alds. Brian Hopkins and Scott Waguespack to represent the $6 billion megadevelopment.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Chicago’s Proposed ‘Pool Noodle’ Ward Slammed By Current Alderman, Roasted On Social Media

Move over, lobster ward. Chicago's about to get a pool noodle ward, which political observers are blasting as an extreme case of gerrymandering.

Citywide

20-Year-Old Man Fatally Shot In Near West Side Home; Police Say There’s ‘Conflicting’ Information About What Happened

Police initially said Jayarion Huddleston was shot Sunday night while standing in a kitchen. But officials now say "there's several different stories out there" about how the shooting occurred.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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