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Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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

Help Maintain Wicker Park’s Gardens By Participating In Upcoming Plant Sale

The gardens in Wicker Park rely on volunteers and donors. Here's how you can help.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

A Look Inside Parson’s West Town: Popular Chicken, Slushie And Patio Spot Opens Newest Location Thursday

PHOTOS: After banks pulled funding, the Parson's team built the restaurant by hand. "We did everything ourselves. It's all about survival."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

An Estate Sale In A Storefront: Every Piece In New Ukrainian Village Store Has A Story

Estate sales slowed to a halt during the pandemic, so Chicago Estate Providers decided to bring the sale to the people with a store full of vintage and antique items.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

First A Carjacking, Then A $100 Speed Camera Ticket Thanks To Car Thief

Sam Royko's 2016 Audi was carjacked Jan. 16. On Saturday, he got a $100 "final determination" speed camera ticket letter from the city.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Junebug Cafe Brings Beignets, Gumbo And A Taste Of New Orleans To West Town

The cafe draws inspiration from Jacqueline Mancias' French-Creole heritage and is an extension of the Portage Park cafe of the same name opened in 2018. "We always go back to our roots," she said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Here’s How You Can Help Make Easter Baskets, Meals For West Side Families

Helendora Samuels and Robert Magiet plan to hand out baskets and meals from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 3 in various locations throughout the city.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

LED Street Lights Coming To Wicker Park, West Town This Spring

Installation boundaries are North Avenue to the north, Kinzie Street to the south, Damen Avenue to the west and Racine Avenue to the east.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Clean Beauty Company Sunday Standard Brings Locally-Crafted Skin Care Products To West Town

Clean beauty can be "intimidating" and the self care world is often perceived as "exclusive." Emma Zwissler hopes to change that.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Lightfoot Unveils Plan To Boost Affordable Housing In New Developments, But Some Aldermen Want Stronger Measures

Mayor Lori Lightfoot's plan would require 20 percent affordable units in some new developments, but a competing plan backed by aldermen seeks a minimum affordable requirement of 30 percent.

Downtown

Chicago Wants To Fine Employers Who Retaliate Against Their Workers For Taking Time Off To Get Vaccinated

"No worker should have to choose between keeping their job and getting the COVID-19 vaccine," the mayor said.

Albany Park

Volumes Bookcafe Closing Wicker Park Location: ‘We Are Really Proud Of What We Built’

Though they are closing their current storefront, the George sisters plan to reopen in the neighborhood: "This does not mean we are leaving you."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Clinic Took 6,000 Vaccines Meant For CPS Workers, Gave Them To Other People, City Says

The city has cut off its supply of doses to the provider, Innovative Express Care, according to the health department.

Citywide

The Big Mini, Wicker Park’s Indoor Mini Golf Club, Opens Friday

The Big Mini, a nine-hole indoor mini golf course with a full bar, opens at 1302 N. Milwaukee Ave. on Friday.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

After Decades In Wicker Park, Senior Homeowners Forced Out By Skyrocketing Property Taxes: ‘This Neighborhood Has Broken My Heart’

Some homeowners bought their buildings in the '70s and '80s. But gentrification has made their property tax bills bigger than a mortgage — and they don't qualify for valuable tax breaks.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

2021 Wicker Park Farmers Market Accepting Applications

The 2021 outdoor market will begin in May and run weekly through October.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Stanley’s Grocery Demolished But Future Of Site Near Lincoln Yards Uncertain

Novak Construction is marketing the site to "anyone who has an interest in the space," whether that's a commercial or residential developer.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Here’s How You Can Help Raise Money For Bucktown’s Ehrler Park

Neighbors hope to raise an additional $20,000 in the next month: "All we have are parks and our public spaces. We want them to be nice for everybody."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Chopin Theatre Raises $72,000 From Grateful Fans, Hopes To Reopen This Summer: ‘It Was Really Overwhelming’

Monthly operating costs for the 103-year-old Wicker Park theater — which has been closed since March 2020 — are $12,000.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Former Wicker Park Alderman Did Not Wrongfully Downzone Double Door Building, Court Rules

Brian Strauss' lawsuit alleged former 1st Ward Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno inappropriately downzoned the Wicker Park building. A court disagreed.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

‘It’s Finally Coming Down!’: Scaffolding Outside Goldblatt’s Building In West Town Removed After 6 Years

The mural-painted panels designed by artist Sick Fisher will be preserved by the city, the local alderman said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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