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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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
2021 Wicker Park Farmers Market Accepting Applications
The 2021 outdoor market will begin in May and run weekly through October.
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.
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."
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.
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.
‘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.