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Joe’s on Weed Street, Sweet Ginny’s BBQ Win Top Honors at 5th Annual Rib-a-Que

By at September 23, 2012 | 10:40 am | 1 Comments

Joe’s on Weed Street, Sweet Ginny’s BBQ Win Top Honors at 5th Annual Rib-a-Que

Joe's on Weed Street beat out nine other contenders to walk away with 'Critic's Choice' honors and the 'Gilded Grill' trophy at Moonshine's 5th Annual Rib-a-Que and Smoke Out, 1824 W. Division St., late yesterday afternoon. Sweet Smoke Chicago, a new upstart from Mr. Dwayne, came in second place. Judges included Jason Paskewitz, Gemini Bistro and Rustic House more...

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RGB Lounge Celebrates Closing with Everything-Must-Go Sale

By at September 22, 2012 | 8:31 am | 0 Comment

RGB Lounge Celebrates Closing with Everything-Must-Go Sale

As Forbes declares Wicker Park to be one of the nation's top 'hipster' neighborhoods, what's truly disconcerting about this report is that, if the editors of Forbes 'walked the streets' like we do, they would've noticed that over the past few years, the people and small businesses that made Wicker Park cool are the ones now slowly migrating out of it. To Logan Square. more...

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ALLternative Recreation Plans Weekend Long Grand Opening Celebration Oct. 6-7th

By at September 20, 2012 | 2:05 pm | 0 Comment

ALLternative Recreation Plans Weekend Long Grand Opening Celebration Oct. 6-7th

ALLternative Recreation is now open for business at 1830 N. Milwaukee Ave, Suite A. in Bucktown/Wicker Park. This storefront-level center provides various Day, After School and Saturday programs to children with and without disabilities in an inclusive adapted environment. In addition, the facility offers birthday party packages. All parties are lead by Activity more...

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Review: ‘Peace, Love, and Punk’ at Riot Fest in Humboldt Park

By at September 19, 2012 | 3:36 pm | 0 Comment

Review: ‘Peace, Love, and Punk’ at Riot Fest in Humboldt Park

Having shot Lollapalooza, Pitchfork and dozens of music festivals over the past many years, Philin Phlash tells us he can't remember the last time he had so much fun at a music fest. Suffering a cold from two days of roaming Humboldt Park, where the first outdoor edition of the 8th Annual Riot Fest occupied a sizable portion of the expansive park's southern end, more...

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UPDATED 9/23/12: Concerns, Praise For Revised Winnebago Avenue Development Plan

By at September 18, 2012 | 9:50 am | 12 Comments

UPDATED 9/23/12: Concerns, Praise For Revised Winnebago Avenue Development Plan

UPDATED 9/21/12:  Raymond Valadez from the 1st Ward Office told this writer that the vote from the meeting was 21-21, but that there was also "a petition from six or seven residents who couldn't be there that was in favor of the development."  Of the petition, Valadez said, "It was exactly what we needed to get [the development] approved."  When asked if the more...

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Two Commmunity Groups Say ‘No’ to Concession Stand at Entry to Wicker Park’s Park

By at September 18, 2012 | 8:04 am | 2 Comments

Two Commmunity Groups Say ‘No’ to Concession Stand at Entry to Wicker Park’s Park

Early this morning, two community groups, the Wicker Park Advisory Council and Wicker Park Committee, fired off letters of opposition to 1st Ward Alderman Moreno and Chicago Park District executives, expressing their concerns about a proposed 'L' car themed concession stand. The concession would be located at the entry to the historic park on the southwest corner more...

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Images and Reactions to Open Streets in Wicker Park

By at September 16, 2012 | 3:57 pm | 14 Comments

Images and Reactions to Open Streets in Wicker Park

It's 3:35 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon and a man on a megaphone is telling people on the 1500 block of Milwaukee Ave to "get out of the street, use the sidewalk." He's referring to the fact that for the past five hours, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Milwaukee Avenue-- Wicker Park's main throughway street--  was closed to motorized traffic as part of Open Streets, an more...

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“She looked just like any other Wicker Park Hipster,” Local Shop Owner Says of Lady Gaga Visit

By at September 14, 2012 | 12:53 pm | 0 Comment

“She looked just like any other Wicker Park Hipster,” Local Shop Owner Says of Lady Gaga Visit

Ron, owner of Recycle Designer Resale, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave. didn't recognize Lady Gaga when she came into his store to do some shopping this past Wednesday afternoon around 6 p.m. "She looked just like any other Wicker Park hipster," Ron told the pipeline. He started to have second thoughts, though, when his new customer began pointing out vintage Louis Vittuon more...

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Review: Once Upon a Rom Com is a ‘silly story with a romantic core’

By at September 14, 2012 | 6:59 am | 0 Comment

Review: Once Upon a Rom Com is a ‘silly story with a romantic core’

'Once Upon a Rom Com: The Bill Pullman Story' begins under a slightly odd and novel premise: Bill Pullman's faded acting career. After a decade of performing his standard, undesirable, "other guy," Pullman has quit acting and fallen into a deep depression. With the help of his fairy godfather, however, he may be able to find true love and overcome the type casting that more...

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Spaces with Eva Bergant, Sept. 11th

By at September 13, 2012 | 6:05 pm | 0 Comment

Spaces with Eva Bergant, Sept. 11th

The housing market improved over this past summer. We continue to see quality properties selling quickly at reasonable asking prices. There is still concern over the “shadow inventory” of properties that are not yet on the market as their owners evaluate their financial positions and the viability of selling at today’s values potentially as a short sale or in more...

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