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Linkypoos, a Local Links Column

By at February 8, 2012 | 9:06 am | 0 Comment

Linkypoos, a Local Links Column

According to this WGN story, two men were arrested in the theft of a local man’s iPhone. The victim was standing near Wabansia and Western when he was attacked and robbed by gunpoint. A tracking app on the victim’s phone eventually led police to the offenders. Police found Andre Fulton, 18, and Toheeb Long, 19, in a stolen car near Madison and Ashland. The two men more...

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Spaces with Eva Bergant, Feb. 6

By at February 8, 2012 | 7:41 am | 0 Comment

Spaces with Eva Bergant, Feb. 6

Location, location, location - Part 3 – Services In last week's Spaces, we discussed the neighborhood's proximity to numerous schools and three FUNdraisers to benefit schools. The week before that, we spotlighted our area's transit options. We have an abundance of choices when it comes to shopping and dining in the neighborhood as well. Small local businesses have more...

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Two Under-the-Radar Weekday Shows: The Claudettes at Blockbuster, ‘Fem Com 1′ at Lincoln Lodge

By at February 7, 2012 | 11:49 am | 0 Comment

Two Under-the-Radar Weekday Shows: The Claudettes at Blockbuster, ‘Fem Com 1′ at Lincoln Lodge

When was the last time you set foot in a Blockbuster? You know, decided with your date or partner that you were going to have a "movie night," and got dressed up to go out to eat and then stop in at a video store to browse the aisles, discuss titles together, pick up and put down movie cases, and then go about your business of borrowing something that you physically have more...

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Birth Announcement: Linh Grace McHenry

By at February 7, 2012 | 8:42 am | 0 Comment

Birth Announcement: Linh Grace McHenry

With zero regard to normal human operating hours, but perhaps aware that Monday, Jan. 30 was also her big brother's 2nd birthday, Linh Grace McHenry was born at 3AM this past January 30th, weighing in at 7lbs 10 oz. Proud parents include Katherine O. McHenry, proprietor of Building Blocks Toy Store, and father, Todd more...

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Review: El Mari Chi Chi: A Robert Rodriguez Burlesque

By at February 7, 2012 | 8:21 am | 0 Comment

Review: El Mari Chi Chi: A Robert Rodriguez Burlesque

Living in the Wicker Park/Bucktown area can be tricky.  There is no shortage of options for nighttime fun, but it’s easy to fall into a comfort zone and find yourself returning night after night to your favorite spots.  Maybe it's time to shake things up and toss some comedy, dance, and old-fashioned nudity into the mix. Sounds awful, right? [caption more...

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Tonight: Garden Club Lecture, EVA Meeting

By at February 6, 2012 | 5:05 pm | 0 Comment

Tonight: Garden Club Lecture, EVA Meeting

Looking to do something fun and informative in the neighborhood tonight? The Wicker Park Garden Club is hosting a lecture by landscape designers Claire and Ryan Kettlekamp of the Evanston, IL based Kettlekamp & Kettlekamp, from 7-8:30PM in the park's field house, 1425 N. Damen. $8 donation requested at the door, RSVP to wpgarden (at sign) aol.com or just show more...

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Dispatch from 1st Annual Gaper’s Block BBQ Bowl at Club Lucky

By at February 4, 2012 | 5:44 pm | 0 Comment

Dispatch from 1st Annual Gaper’s Block BBQ Bowl at Club Lucky

Over 100 diners descended upon Bucktown's Club Lucky, 1824 W. Wabansia, earlier this afternoon to sample ribs from seven of Chicago's best BBQ spots, mingle with other carnivores, and cast their votes in Gaper's Block's First Annual BBQ Bowl. [caption id="attachment_7551" align="alignright" width="213" caption="Ken and Jenny of The Piggery"][/caption] Our first stop more...

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Weekend Events in the Neighborhood

By at February 3, 2012 | 7:46 pm | 0 Comment

Weekend Events in the Neighborhood

Happy, happy, joy, joy, it's the weekend! As usual, there's no shortage of things to do in the neighborhood. So let's get started. Tonight: ART! The artists in the Flat Iron Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., will be hosting their First Friday event from 6-10PM tonight (aka NOW!), so pop by and wander around the building's open studios and mingle with the likes of more...

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Meet Your New Alderman: Images from WPC Meeting

By at February 2, 2012 | 4:55 pm | 0 Comment

Meet Your New Alderman: Images from WPC Meeting

Do images really speak 1,000 words? Thanks to Philin Phlash for attending the Wicker Park Committee's First Wednesday general meeting last night at the field house, 1425 N. Damen, and snapping these photos, at right. Members of the WPC neighborhood group hosted 2nd Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti, whose 2nd Ward will pick up parts of Wicker Park west of the Six Corners more...

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Holy Galaga! Emporium Arcade Bar Coming this Spring to Wicker Park

By at February 2, 2012 | 2:25 pm | 0 Comment

Holy Galaga! Emporium Arcade Bar Coming this Spring to Wicker Park

Highland Park natives and brothers Danny and Doug Marks are no strangers to the entertainment business. While growing up, their family once owned and operated various movie theaters throughout Chicagoland, like Webster Place cinema, which the Marks sold to Loews in the late 1980s. Most recently, Danny managed the Brooklyn, NYC-based Barcade, an adult arcade center with more...

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