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Merle Haggard’s sons to pay tribute to the late singer at Chastain Park Amphitheatre show

By JEWEL WICKER/ Jewel.wicker@ajc.com, originally filed Friday, April 29, 2016 Before his death, country music legend Merle Haggard was slated to perform with Willie Nelson this summer at Chastain Park Amphitheatre. Now, event organizers have scheduled a tribute...

Kanela Chef, The Hero That Wicker Park Needs, Nabs Alleged Thief

Don't try this at home, though. Vigilante justice is very risky (unless you're Batman). [ more › ]

Wicker Park Will Be Hosting Winona Ryder-Themed 'Movies In The Park' Series

Winona Ryder and Wicker Park are a good match: they both have cult followings for their output in the 90s. [ more › ]

Big Star Starts Taking Credit Cards Today

This is a first for the Wicker Park taco institution, which has been feeding (and margarita-ing) us all for seven years. [ more › ]

Video: 'Saved By The Bell' Pop-Up's Location Revealed

The series' original diner owner reveals the Wicker Park location of this summer's 'Saved by The Bell' pop-up. [ more › ]

The Double Door's Dispute With Its Wicker Park Landlord Could Go To Court

The Wicker Park club's lease expired on Halloween of 2015, and their landlord has been trying to evict them ever since. [ more › ]

Chicago-Based Artists and Musicians Work Together to Benefit Mental Health Resources

On April 28th, Chicago's artists, musicians, and businesses are coming together for one event at Restock Shop in Wicker Park to benefit mental health resources in underfunded neighborhoods. If you live in Chicago - or you've heard anything about us on the news - you know that not all of our neighborhoods have the same level of funding. Show More Summary

Detectives warn of robbers targeting people texting in Wicker Park

Chicago police are warning residents in the Wicker Park neighborhood about two men who have robbed at gunpoint several people walking home while texting early in the morning in recent days. Two of the robberies happened early Saturday, with the first early Tuesday, according to an alert issued...

Armed Robbers In Wicker Park Are Targeting Texting Pedestrians

In the past week, a pedestrian was robbed steps from Umami Burger on Milwaukee; another was robbed near the now-defunct Beachwood Inn. [ more › ]

Double Door's landlord seeks more money per month amid eviction case

Double Door's landlord wants to charge the music club $11,000 more a month to operate in his Wicker Park building as their court battle continues. Club management has been paying $22,976 per month as landlord Brian Strauss seeks to evict Double Door from 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. after the club's...

Video: Early '90s Wicker Park Celebrated In Latest Pitchfork 'Yearbook'

Wicker Park was ground zero when it came to establishing indie rock in the early '90s; watch a short video documentary examining that time period. [ more › ]

Double Door, landlord battle in court again as judge urges resolution

The four-month legal battle between the Double Door club in Wicker Park and its landlord continued Monday in court after the two sides failed to reach an agreement when they met last week. The club's lease expired Oct. 31. Attorneys for landlord Brian Strauss filed a complaint in Cook County Circuit...

Trendy Crime

It's everywhere: A man was fatally shot in the Wicker Park neighborhood Wednesday night and two others have been wounded in shootings since Wednesday morning.The most recent shooting, in the 1200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, left a man wounded about 6:35 p.m.The 19-year-old man was later pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital, said [...]Show More Summary

Man shot to death in Wicker Park, two others wounded across city

A man was fatally shot in the Wicker Park neighborhood Wednesday night and two others have been wounded in shootings since Wednesday morning. The most recent shooting, in the 1200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, left a man wounded about 6:35 p.m. The 19-year-old man was later pronounced dead at...

Police warn of armed robberies in Wicker Park, Humboldt Park

Police on Tuesday warned of a recent string of armed robberies in Wicker Park and Humboldt Park. In each incident, a group of two to four men approached someone, displayed a gun and took property from their victims. In one case, one of them hit the victim with a handgun. Then they left in a gray...

Turning a corner in Portage Park: Business coming back to Six Corners area

If Lynn Ankney has her way, there will soon be no confusion about whether Wicker Park or Portage Park is home to the real Six Corners shopping district. Wicker Park "may have six corners, but they're not the Six Corners," said Ankney, president of the Old Irving Park Association. The Portage Park...

Meet The Guy Behind Wicker Park's 'Saved By The Bell' Pop-up

"Multiple cast members have reached out asking to come," he told Chicagoist (though he can't yet disclose who). [ more › ]

Three New Chicago Bars To Watch This Year

There's Annex at GreenRiver, The Victor Bar in North Center, and a new bar taking over Wicker Park's Beechwood Inn space. [ more › ]

Piece In Wicker Park Sued By BMI And Sony Over Live Band Karaoke

It seems BMI and Sony are not fans of unsanctioned public sing-alongs. [ more › ]

Newswire: BMI sues Chicago pizza place over Weezer karaoke

Piece Brewery & Pizzeria—a mainstay of non-casserole, New Haven-style pizza in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood—is being sued by music licensing agency BMI and Sony over its use of songs by Weezer and Red Hot Chili Peppers at a live event. Show More Summary

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