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Best Chicago Spots for A Pick Up Game

Whether you’re looking to burn some calories or just want to catch up with the crew, here’s a couple places in Chicago that should accommodate the occasional athlete.


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Wicker Park Man Cited For Animal Cruelty For Dragging Puppy On Walk

A Wicker Park man is facing charges after a neighbor reportedly saw him dragging a puppy down a sidewalk this morning.


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Teens Charged In Wicker Park Robbery; Link To Other Incidents Probed

Two teenage boys have been charged with hitting a woman and stealing her purse in the Wicker Park neighborhood Thursday morning, and police are trying to determine whether the attack is connected to a series of similar robberies in recent months.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2012

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Violent Sex Offender Charged In Wicker Park Robbery

A violent sex offender now stands charged in connection with a stabbing during a robbery at a Wicker Park neighborhood flower shop.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

Self-Defense Training For Wicker Park Residents

February 17, 2012 – CBS 2 News at 6AM After the robbery of a flower shop in the Wicker Park neighborhood that ended in the stabbing of a store employee, the Guardian Angels are offering […]


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Wicker Park Robbery, Stabbing Has Neighbors On Edge

Police are looking for the assailant in another attack that is mounting concerns about safety in the trendy Wicker Park neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

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Woman Stabbed In Flower Shop Robbery In Wicker Park’s Flat Iron Building

A woman was stabbed and seriously injured during a robbery in broad daylight Thursday, at a flower shop in the iconic Flat Iron Building in Wicker Park.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

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City Installed, Restriped 39 Miles Of Bike Lanes Last Year

The city says a total of 39 miles of on-street bike lanes were either installed or restriped last year.


Members of the Guardian Angels demonstrate self-defense techniques at a Logan Square tae kwan do studio in the wake of a series of muggings in the area. (Credit: CBS)

NW Side Residents Look To Defend Selves Against Recent Attacks

Enough is enough for some Chicagoans fed up with attacks on women in Wicker Park, Bucktown and Logan Square.

CBS 2–02/07/2012

Wicker Park Robberies

Wicker Park Woman Talks About Violent Robbery

A Wicker Park neighborhood woman is speaking out after becoming one of several women who’ve been mugged on the Northwest Side lately.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2012

Wicker Park Robberies

Probe Continues Into Wicker Park, Logan Square Robberies

Police are holding one person in connection with a string of robberies in the Bucktown, Wicker Park and Logan Square neighborhoods.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2012

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Robber Targeting Women In Trendy Northwest Side Neighborhoods

Police are warning people on the city’s Near West and Northwest sides about a robber on the loose who has been targeting women.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

This surveillance image shows a suspect believed to have hit the same Wicker Park bank in 10 days. (FBI)

Man Robs Same Wicker Park Bank Twice In 10 Days

A man who successfully robbed a Wicker Park bank 10 days ago robbed the same location again on Monday.


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FBI: Wicker Park Bank Robbery Is Suspect’s Fourth

A suspect in three bank robberies struck again Saturday afternoon, authorities said.


Surveillance photo of the so-called "Wicker Park Bandit," a man suspected of robbing as many as 10 Chicago area banks. (Photo provided by the FBI)

‘Wicker Park Bandit’ Strikes Eighth Bank

Authorities are searching for the “Wicker Park Bandit” — last spotted robbing his eight bank, this one in the River North neighborhood Monday morning.


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Serial Mugger On The Loose On Near Northwest Side

A serial mugger is on the loose on the city’s Near Northwest Side, targeting women in the trendy Wicker Park and Logan Square neighborhoods.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2012

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The Southern: Best Comfort Food in Chicago?

When your requirements for brunch are seriously good cocktails, dishes beyond eggs and pancakes, and football on TV, The Southern’s brunch delivers. The Wicker Park restaurant, which serves up, yes, Southern-tinged dishes, offers a well-edited menu of entrees and sides both weekend days.



Super Suave Date Guide To Wicker Park

Relationship in a rut? Or maybe you have a first date looming? Then why not check out Wicker Park with that special someone! (That’s an order, not a question.)


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Guide To Chicago’s Literary Landmarks

Chicago’s literary history lives largely in its stories and structures, two things that are often intertwined in urban literature. Here’s a selection of notable sites of literary history in and around Chicago.


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Police: Armed Men Hijack FedEx Truck, Driver Unharmed

A group of armed men abducted a FedEx truck driver Monday night on the Northwest Side, stealing the employee’s wallet and several packages before dropping him and the truck off in the Wicker Park neighborhood, police said.