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Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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

West Town Community Groups Say Proposed Latino Caucus Ward Map Carves Up The Neighborhood

As a battle between City Council’s Latino and Black caucuses heats up to decide political boundaries for the next decade, neighborhood leaders are pushing back against the Latino Caucus' proposal.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

1st Ward Residents Can Vote On How To Spend $1 Million For Neighborhood Improvements

The proposed projects range from funding bike lanes to pedestrian safety measures and murals. Residents can vote on their favorites through early December.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

CPS Crossing Guard Takes Over For Volunteer Neighbor At Busy Intersection, So He’s Heading To Avondale To Help Another School

Robert Magiet spent the past week acting as a volunteer crossing guard at Campbell and Chicago avenues near Chopin Elementary School. Now, an official CPS crossing guard has been assigned to the post.

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After At Least 19 Wicker Park Armed Robberies, Victim Says Enough Is Enough: ‘There Needs To Be Attention On This’

The larger Wicker Park and Bucktown area has been hard hit by such crimes since Oct. 11. “And all those 19 events aren't just a sentence, those are people's lives," a victim said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Open Books Launches Holiday Pop-Up In West Town

The nonprofit will sell new and used books on Chicago Avenue through January. "We want to be the bookstore that anyone walks in and can find something," an employee said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Chicago Man Was Tired Of Seeing Cars Nearly Hit Kids Walking To School. Now, He’s A Volunteer Crossing Guard

When Robert Magiet heard a driver almost hit someone near Chopin Elementary in Ukrainian Village, he ordered a stop sign online. By Monday, he was helping families cross at a dangerous intersection.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Supply Chain Issues Could Make Holiday Shopping Rough — But Local Stores Are Prepared: ‘Shop Early. Be Patient’

Small business owners started ordering products for the holiday season months ago, but that might not be enough to avoid supply chain issues.

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After Baseball-Bat Attack, Gunfire Outside Wicker Park Elementary, Neighbors Say School Traffic Leads To Fights: ‘It’s Total Disorganized Chaos’

Officials don't know if traffic backups led to the gunfire outside Jose de Diego Community Academy, but some neighbors say the school needs to fix the increasingly tense pickups and drop-offs.

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Adé Hogue, Beloved Cyclist And Designer, Mourned By Thousands After Being Killed In Downtown Crash

The driver of a van hit and killed Hogue last week while he was riding his bike Downtown, authorities said. Friends have raised $160,000 for his family.

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All Three Parlor Pizza Locations Reopening Friday Amid Investigation

The local pizza chain was closed for two days this week after police raided each location. The nature of the investigation is still unknown, but the Illinois Department of Revenue is involved.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Get Spooky With These 27 Halloween And El Día De Los Muertos Events Around Chicago This Weekend

Friday, Saturday and Sunday are packed with trick-or-treating, festivals and more. Here is our roundup of the festivities.

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The Hideout Vandalized Twice With White Supremacist Symbols, Anti-Vaccination Rhetoric

The bar's electrical cables were also cut, and a ComEd meter was stolen, bar owners said Wednesday.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Parlor Pizza Locations Shut Down As Cops Raid Popular Restaurants

Chicago police were seen inside all three Parlor Pizza locations Wednesday. They said they're helping a state agency with an investigation.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Ukrainian Village Residents Fight Proposed Gas Station: ‘It Doesn’t Do Anything For The Community’

A company wants approval from the city to build a gas station at Grand and Western avenues. Neighbors say it will harm quality of life, and they want it stopped.

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Socially Distanced Trick-Or-Treating Event Coming To Bucktown And Wicker Park

Twenty-five local businesses will give out candy around the park, while trick-or-treaters also can get candy from neighborhood stores.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Shots Fired During Fight Outside Wicker Park School

Police and fire officials responded to calls of a shooting near Jose de Diego Community Academy, but no gunshot victims were found on the scene.

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One Of The Oldest Occult Shops In The Country Is In Chicago — And It’s Looking To Expand

Newcomers visit Occult Bookstore during spooky season — but the shop hopes to expand its work by creating a permanent sanctuary for the Occult Spiritual Society.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Zenwich X Elitea Bringing Asian-Influenced Sandwiches And Bubble Tea To Wicker Park

With Thai barbecue pork sandwiches and a range of bubble tea flavors, the restaurant aims to be "like the Asian-style McDonald's."

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Group Devoted To Keeping Artists In Wicker Park Gets City Grant

The group behind the Equity Arts Center still must raise about $5 million to buy a building and create the center, which aims to provide studio spaces "that will be affordable in perpetuity.”

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Helfeld’s Deli Bringing New York Bagels To Wicker Park, But Owners Need Help Covering Unexpected Expenses First

After several delays, deli owners hope to open in December. "We know exactly what needs to be done so we can cross the finish line,” co-owner Mark Grutz said.

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