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Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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

19 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Antique Holiday Market, Drag Brunch And Home Movies From The South Side

Shop for the holidays at one of the city's many seasonal markets, taste vegan bites at a night mercado, experience "The Godfather" at a Chicago Philharmonic concert and more.

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After Months Of Attacks, Victims Of Serial Sexual Predator Near Wicker Park Fed Up With Slow Police Response

Women have reported being attacked by a man who has exposed himself and sometimes chased or yelled at them. "The police really haven't done anything," a victim said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Roberto Clemente High School Unveils ‘Vibrant’ New Library After Winning Contest

The school received thousands of votes in support of the makeover this summer. It got new books, shelves, furniture, a mural and more.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Supreme’s First Chicago Store Is Opening In Wicker Park At Former Hollywood Cleaners Location

The streetwear brand is opening its store Thursday, company leaders announced.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Ukrainian Village Boutique Squasht Reopens Months After Fire

Owner Lesley Timpe has overhauled the store, where she's sold handmade clothes — including her own — for more than a decade.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

12 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: A Pumpkin Smash Fest, Night Bike Ride, Theater In The Park And More

There's also an antique map and print gallery, a film festival centering Black LGBTQ+ stories and artists and a holiday night market.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Flyers With A Noose That Say ‘White Only’ Alarmed Chicagoans On Social Media. The Black Artist Behind Them Said She Has No Regrets

The Black artist behind the unconventional marketing campaign said there's a reason for provocative imagery.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Wicker Park’s Flat Iron Arts Building Sells To New Owners For First Time In 3 Decades

The building has long been home to artist studios, performance spaces and other businesses. New owners plan to keep the studios in place while focusing on bringing in more retail.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Miami-Themed Bar Wynwood Closes In Wicker Park After 3 Years On Milwaukee Avenue

"For Rent" signs have been posted outside the bar and restaurant, which sits near the heart of Wicker Park.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Sandra Cisneros Returns To Chicago This Month To Read From 1st Poetry Collection In 28 Years

Cisneros will read from "Woman Without Shame" Nov. 22 at the Field Museum. She said the title represents a woman unconcerned about being judged: "What you think of me can't touch me because I know who I am."

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The Hideout Will Close Until 2023 After Ex-Employee Says Venue Was A Toxic Workplace, Performers Cancel Shows

The Hideout will go on hiatus starting next week. Owners hope to reopen in 2023 "with new leadership, and a commitment to a healthy, supportive and respectful organizational culture."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Bucktown’s Ehrler Park Reopens With New Playground Equipment After Neighbors Spearhead Fundraising

Neighbors worked with Ald. Scott Waguespack and the Park District to fund the almost $500,000 project. They hope to raise more money to install a turf field.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

West Town’s Talcott Elementary Completes Playground Renovation And Opens It To Public For Some Hours

The $1.4 million project was 15 years in the making. Neighbors will be able to use the space in the evenings after school and on weekends.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

2,200 Apartments And Hotel Are Coming Near Bally’s Chicago Casino Site In River West

The massive development within walking distance of Bally's $1.7 billion casino on the Chicago River was approved by City Council Wednesday.

West Loop

Halloween And Día De Los Muertos In Chicago 2022: 70+ Events To Celebrate Around The City

There are trunk-or-treat events for kids throughout the city, Halloween parades, haunted houses and more this Halloween weekend.

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Ex-Hideout Employee Says Bucktown Venue Was A Toxic Workplace, Leading To Performers Canceling Shows

A former Hideout program director said he was spit on by a customer and felt he was hired so owners could "trade" on his racial identity. Hideout's leaders said they take the complaints seriously and are committed to doing better.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Haunted Chicago: Here’s Some Of Our Favorite Neighborhood Halloween Decorations

PHOTOS: Check out how Chicagoans have decked out homes across the city for Halloween.

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Polish Triangle Area Hit With Multiple Armed Robberies Since Mid-September, Police Say

Four of the robberies took place in the 1200 block of North Ashland Avenue, police said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Wicker Park’s Pizza Metro Reopens As Italian Pastry Shop — But Pizzas Are Coming Back, Owner Says

Owner Marco Schiavoni has hired a pastry chef from his native Rome to bake sweet Italian treats. Pizzas will be back on the menu shortly, he said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

After Scandals, Proco Joe Moreno Wants A Shot At Political Redemption. Will 1st Ward Voters Give It To Him?

The former alderman said the 2017 suicide of a close friend led to his alcohol abuse and subsequent legal problems. Now, he's asking residents to send him back to City Council.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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