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Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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

After Pandemic Slows Business For Food Truck, Whadda Jerk Switches Gears To Open Restaurant

Thomas Brewer launched the Whadda Jerk food truck in 2017. Now, he's about to open his first brick-and-mortar restaurant on the Wicker Park-Ukrainian Village border.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Electric CTA Buses Hit Chicago Streets — And More Coming In Years Ahead

The CTA has begun testing out electric buses on the No. 66 Chicago route. If testing goes well, the city agency will move forward with its plan of making the entire fleet electric by 2040.

Albany Park

Morton Salt Factory Takes Another Step Toward Landmark Status

Developers turning the building into a music hall will keep the factory’s iconic sign, which shows a girl in a yellow rain jacket holding an umbrella.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Foxtrot Market Plans New Store For Wicker Park’s Main Intersection: ‘We’re Thrilled About The Location’

Foxtrot Market plans to replace Café Cancale at the corner of Damen, Milwaukee and North avenues.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

One Tail At A Time Reopening Bucktown Adoption Center This Weekend

The rescue nearly doubled the amount of pets it rescued in 2020 compared to 2019, placing more than 1,800 dogs, cats and bunnies into foster homes.

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
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