Wicker Park

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Wicker Park Makes Top 5 Among Nation’s Hipster Neighborhoods

In what probably won’t come as a great surprise, Chicago’s Wicker Park is near the top of a new list of the nation’s top hipster neighborhoods.

CBS Chicago–09/20/2012

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Car With Missing Tire Blamed For Crash In Wicker Park

Driving a car that was missing a tire might seem to defy common sense, but someone was doing just that in the Wicker Park neighborhood overnight – and police say it caused a nasty accident.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2012

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Graffiti Removal Scaled Back Under Mayor’s Budget

The City of Chicago reportedly is moving more slowly these days to get rid of gang graffiti.

WBBM Newsradio–08/23/2012

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Person Critically Hurt In Wicker Park Construction Accident

A construction accident in the Wicker Park neighborhood on Sunday left one person in critical condition, according to Fire Media Affairs.


A group of more than 20 teenagers was caught on surveillance video as they descended on Mildblend Supply Co. in Wicker Park on July 28, 2012, and stole more than $3,000 worth of designer jeans. (Supplied to CBS 2)

UPDATED: Mob Of Teens Steals $3K Of Jeans From Wicker Park Store

After posting surveillance video of a flash mob robbery online and sharing the video with CBS 2 News, a Wicker Park store owner said he and police have received several tips about the group of about 20 teens responsible for stealing more than $3,000 worth of jeans over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2012

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Guide: Wicker Park Fest

This neighborhood street fest has grown in to a major music event in Chicago. Local and national acts fill a jam-packed weekend, Saturday, July 28 – Sunday, July 29, 2012.


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Man Robbed, Beaten Outside Flat Iron Building In Wicker Park

A man was beaten and robbed in the early morning hours Friday in front of the Flat Iron building in Wicker Park.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

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Son Of Senate President John Cullerton Allegedly Threatened Bouncer

The son of Illinois Senate President John Cullerton is in trouble again, charged with threatening a bouncer at a Wicker Park neighborhood bar on Sunday night.


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2 Dead, At Least 24 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Two people have been killed, and at least 24 other people — one of them a 12-year-old girl — have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon.


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Man Critically Wounded In Wicker Park Shooting

A man is in critical condition after being shot multiple times early Saturday in the Wicker Park neighborhood on the Near Northwest Side.


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Musician Hones Craft Of Violin Making In Wicker Park

When Paul Wargaski isn’t playing bass with the folk and bluegrass band Tangleweed, his is making basses, violins and other instruments at his Wicker Park studio.

WBBM Newsradio–04/30/2012

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Woman Dies After Being Burned In Wicker Park Fire

A 60-year-old woman died after being severely burned early Thursday in a fire caused by smoking while using oxygen in her Wicker Park neighborhood home.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

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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.