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Linkypoos, a Local Links Column

By at January 18, 2012 | 8:43 pm | 0 Comment

Linkypoos, a Local Links Column

The FBI is still on the search for the so-called Wicker Park Bandit, the bank robber who has so far held up 7 area banks since early December, according to this Fox Chicago report. The most recent robbery was Jan. 9 at at Old Town area bank near 1700 N. Wells. Check out the article for a description and photos of the suspect. Were you part of the Wicker Park Snow Brawl more...

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Joe Eats: Babylon’s Meat

By at January 18, 2012 | 7:44 pm | 0 Comment

Joe Eats: Babylon’s Meat

Middle Eastern cuisine seems to be all the rage these days, probably because hipsters and other fauxhemian types can feel good about its frequently 'health conscious' or vegetarian offerings. While neighborhood staple Sultan's Market has  served Wicker Park classic fare like falafel and shawarma sandwiches for over two decades, the seven-year-old Babylon, 2023 N. more...

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Now Open: Garden Gourmet Market in Ukrainian Village

By at January 18, 2012 | 6:11 pm | 1 Comments

Now Open: Garden Gourmet Market in Ukrainian Village

Garden Gourmet Market opened three weeks ago at 1130 N. Ashland Ave., just south of Division, next to La Pasadita, in a space which formerly housed the LP Motorsports rim shop. Owner Maher Farhan whose family owned and operated a bodega near Division and Western while he was growing up, reported that he and his wife, Merva, chose the space firstly "because it was more...

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Community Safety Alert: Burglary Home Invasion in Logan Square

By at January 18, 2012 | 10:06 am | 0 Comment

Community Safety Alert: Burglary Home Invasion in Logan Square

According to Area Five Detectives, a home invasion occurred this past Sat. January 14, 2012 at approx. 6:15 a.m., in the 3000 block of N. Sawyer Ave. in Logan Square. Per the alert, the offender-- described as an African American male in his 30s, 5'10 tall, approx. 180 lbs., wearing a black knit cap, blue jacket with white stripes, and a carrying a black backpack-- more...

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Chicago’s stylish plus-size boutique introduces Perch for juniors

By at January 17, 2012 | 5:51 pm | 0 Comment

Chicago’s stylish plus-size boutique introduces Perch for juniors

I love my curves, but ladies, isn't it so hard finding chic clothes that weren't designed with stick figures in mind?  Especially if you're like me, in your early 20s and looking for stylish and trendy juniors' clothes. Well, you're in luck! Vive la femme, Chicago's only independently owned plus-size boutique, located at 2048 N Damen in Bucktown-- and catering to more...

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Tonight: THREE Wicker Park and Bucktown Groups Host 2012 Planning Meetings

By at January 17, 2012 | 12:11 pm | 0 Comment

Tonight: THREE Wicker Park and Bucktown Groups Host 2012 Planning Meetings

Residents of Wicker Park and Bucktown who'd like to play a role in making various events in the neighborhood's 2012 pipeline happen might be interested in three planning meetings tonight (Tues. Jan. 17), as well as park- related news, as follows: At the Holstein Park Fieldhouse, 2200 N. Oakley (map it!), Friends of Holstein Park will kick off their first planning more...

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Art Opening: Revolution 2012 Kicks Off Friday (Jan 20) at Jackson Junge Gallery

By at January 16, 2012 | 2:01 pm | 1 Comments

Art Opening: Revolution 2012 Kicks Off Friday (Jan 20) at Jackson Junge Gallery

This past holiday season, 20 "local artists, young and old, BFAs or self-taught," as New City's Chris Miller wrote in this recommendation, participated in Wicker Park's Jackson Junge Gallery's Angelicies: A Look at the Modern Day Angel. Angelicies proved that angels can provide great fodder for interpretation. Pieces ranged from a black and white print of what looked more...

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Update: Monday Night Advanced Beginner Spanish Class Just Added

By at January 15, 2012 | 12:10 pm | 0 Comment

Update: Monday Night Advanced Beginner Spanish Class Just Added

In follow-up to this news about a Tuesday night Spanish class at Club Lucky, kicking off on Jan. 24th, we received an update yesterday from instructor, Elaine, of Elena Chicago, who wanted to pass on news of an advanced/beginner class on Monday evenings which currently has four people interested and needs a few more pupils in order to run the class. The beginner class more...

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Today (Sunday): Logan Square Indoor Farmers Market 10AM-2PM

By at January 15, 2012 | 9:46 am | 0 Comment

Today (Sunday): Logan Square Indoor Farmers Market 10AM-2PM

Fresh produce and prepared foods from 23 vendors -- including Vegan Hot Almond Horchata and Bourbon Vanilla Extract from Mama's Nuts-- are available in the lobby of the Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee Ave, (map it!)  from 10AM-2PM today at the Logan Square Indoor Farmers Market, sponsored by the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce. The market runs in the lobby of the more...

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Saturday Happenings in the Neighborhood

By at January 14, 2012 | 11:21 am | 0 Comment

Saturday Happenings in the Neighborhood

It's Saturday and just 20-degrees outside (what a difference from last Saturday!) If you're not ready to face the elements, you could watch a movie-- but don't do it online. Trek over to Odd Obsession Movies, 1822 N. Milwaukee like we did last night to explore the best selection of movies in Wicker Park and possibly the entire city. Not being huge movie nerds, we more...

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