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Ride share driver gets car robbed in Wicker Park

Around 2:40 a.m., a man, 52, was sitting in his 2018 Hyundai sedan in the 1500 block of North Damen Avenue when he was forced out of his vehicle, police said.

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Woman with 2-year-old daughter carjacked in Wicker Park

The woman and her daughter were not injured.

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Bookstore owners seeking new home in Wicker Park: ‘We will be back’

Another small business, Volumes Bookcafe, is shutting down after taking a big hit from the pandemic. The storefront’s last day is Saturday, though web sales will continue.

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Divided Finance Committee OKs demolition fees in Pilsen and neighborhoods along 606 trail

There’s a $15,000 surcharge to tear down a house — $5,000-per-unit for multi-unit residential buildings. "You heard it here first," said "no" vote Ald. Nick Sposato. "The guy with the high school diploma says we will be sued over this."

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Demolition surcharge proposed to preserve affordable housing in Pilsen, along 606 trail

The plan proposed by Mayor Lori Lightfoot would impose a $15,000 surcharge for demolishing a "detached house, townhouse or two-flat" and a $5,000-per-unit fee for tearing down "multi-unit residential buildings."

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Woman carjacked in Wicker Park

The woman, 31, was standing next to her 2010 Dodge Journey about 11:35 p.m. in the 1400 block of North Milwaukee Avenue when a male got out of a maroon SUV, threatened her and demanded her vehicle, which had been left running, police said.

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Police warn of carjackings in Wicker Park parking lot

Each person was carjacked as they walked to or from their vehicle in a parking lot in the 2200 block of West Division Avenue, Chicago police said.

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City Council targets gentrification in Pilsen, along 606 trail

The ordinances, championed by Mayor Lori Lightfoot, would generally make it more difficult for owners and developers of property on certain blocks to turn multi-unit buildings into expensive single-family homes.

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Man exchanges gunfire with robber in Wicker Park carjacking

No one was struck by gunfire and the victim has a valid FOID and concealed carry license.

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3 ride-share drivers carjacked by passengers in Wicker Park

The most recent incident happened Jan. 9 about 7 p.m. in the 1400 Block of North Maplewood Avenue.

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Woman carjacked in Wicker Park

The woman was not injured.

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City shuts down 300-person party in Wicker Park, other businesses for ‘egregiously’ violating COVID-19 restrictions

More than 300 businesses — including Wildberry Pancake and the Chicago Sports Complex — have been cited since March.

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House under construction collapses in Wicker Park

No one was injured, officials said, but one of the walls from the building did fall onto a home next door.

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Wicker Park Walgreens removed security guard months before fatal stabbing: attorney

"There are several items that need to be investigated, and the family deserves answers to their questions," said Frank Sommario, an attorney for the family of Olga Maria Calderon.

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Man accused of murdering Walgreens employee allegedly preplanned crime by wearing second set of clothes

Sincere Williams, 18, was ordered held without bail for allegedly stabbing Olga Maria Calderon, 32. Williams’ assistant public defender says he suffers from schizophrenia.

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Old Town man charged with murdering Walgreens employee in Wicker Park

Sincere Williams faces a single count of first-degree murder in connection with the death of Olga Maria Calderon, 32. His bond hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

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Person of interest questioned in fatal stabbing at Walgreens in Wicker Park

Olga Maria Calderon was working at the store when she was approached by someone who stabbed her multiple times before fleeing, authorities said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Black Lives Matter movement street art, murals see a surge in Chicago post-George Floyd

More have popped up since the killing in Minneapolis of the Black man by a white cop. One artist says the aim is ‘using this as a time for change and doing that through art.’

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Longtime vendor Nichols Farm and Orchard booted from Wicker Park Farmers Market

The chamber of commerce found the farm had repeatedly violated COVID-19 protocol. The farm’s owner blames their removal on a feud with the market manager.

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Attempted Wicker Park rapist, scared off by man wielding Medieval Times sword, pleads guilty

A statement from a woman who survived the attempted assault in Wicker Park in 2017 was read in court that said the incident left her ‘shattered’ but that she was healing.

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Man, 60, missing from Wicker Park

Lance Thomas was last seen April 20 in the 2200 block of West Division Street.

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Woman missing from Wicker Park is located safe

Police canceled a missing person alert Tuesday.

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Man grabs 13-year-old girl in Wicker Park

The man approached the girl and kissed her hand while she was walking, police said.

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Thief smashes windows of parked vehicles in Wicker Park

Someone stole items from four vehicles in the 2000 block of West Schiller Street, police said.

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4 charged after weapons seized at party in Wicker Park Airbnb

All four were arrested just after 2 a.m. Saturday, after police received a tip that there was a party of between 100 and 150 people, including dozens who were displaying multiple guns live on social media.

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Weapons seized after 5 arrested at Wicker Park party: police

Officers responded shortly after 2 a.m. to the "gang-related party" in the 1200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, according to Chicago police.

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Armed carjackings reported in Wicker Park: police

In each incident, two people approach victims and demanded their vehicles at gunpoint.

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Residential burglaries reported in Bucktown, Wicker Park: police

In each incident, an unknown person broke into or tried to break into the front door of residences, once inside, they stole property then fled.

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Robberies reported in Logan Square and Wicker Park: police

In each incident, the robber warned victims not to report the robbery to police.

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Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods: A culinary slice of chef’s New Orleans childhood

Ina Mae, at 1415 N. Wood St. in Wicker Park, is the restaurant Chef Jupiter always dreamed of: cooking the Cajun and Creole food of his childhood.

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ATM stolen from Wicker Park tobacco shop

Three males took an ATM from the back of the tobacco store in the 1800 block of West Division Street, police said.

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Burglars target homes in Wicker Park, West Town, Ukrainian Village

In each case, someone entered a home through an unlocked window or forced entry to a rear door to steal computer equipment, jewelry and money, police said.