Wicker Park Bucktown Insider's Guide

Wicker Park Bucktown Area Community Alert Issued

Michael Hamrick - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The 14th District of the Chicago Police Department has issued a community alert in response to a robbery at the Western Blue Line Stop at 1909 N. Western Avenue. We posted information about this robbery earlier today.

Image provided courtesy of Steve Jensen via Facebook.

Photo of suspect provided courtesy of the Chicago Police Department.

The Chicago PD Is Tweeting

Michael Hamrick - Thursday, February 13, 2014

image courtesy of Chicago Police Department 14th District via Twitter

Wicker Wire: One of the most interesting feeds on Twitter is @Chicago_Scanner who provides up-to-the-minute information on police dialogues and crimes in progress coming across the scanner.

Well it turns out the Chicago Police Department, themselves, is now getting a whole lot more social. The 14th District of the Chicago PD covers Wicker Park and Bucktown (Division Street to Belmont - 90/94 to Central Park). You can follow the tweets of the 14th District located at 2150 N. California on Twitter @ChicagoCaps14.

You can follow us @wickerparkbuck.

Crime Alert - 7 Bucktown Burglaries

Michael Hamrick - Monday, January 13, 2014

According to a report published by DNAINfo, police are looking for 2 men in connection with burglaries involving 7 Bucktown businesses within a 30 day period of time. The burglaries began on December 2nd.

The men are described as: black men who are 35-45 years old, weighing 180-250 pounds, standing 5 foot 8 to 5 foot 10 inches tall and medium complexions.

Most of the businesses affected were located on Damen Avenue and include:

-December 2nd: 2100 Block of North Damen Avenue.

-December 12: 2100 Block of North Elston.

-December 13: 2100 Block of North Damen Avenue.

-December 19: 1900 Block of North Damen Avenue.

-December 21: 1800 Block of North Damen Avenue.

-January 2: 1300 Block of West North Avenue.

-January 4: 1900 Block of North Damen Avenue.

If you have any information or see anything suspicious please contact the Chicago Police Department.

Police Looking for Men Suspected in Seven Burglaries of Bucktown Business [DNAInfo]

One of A Kind Illustrated Wicker Park, Bucktown Map For A Limited Time Only

Michael Hamrick - Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Image of Bucktown and Wicker Park Mapphotos courtesy of Joe Mills

Everyone knows how passionate Chicagoans are about their neighborhoods. And that certainly is the case for Wicker Park and Bucktown. 

Image of Bucktown and Wicker Park Map

So local Chicago artist/illustrator Joe Mills had an idea; to create a unique map for these neighborhoods and others that integrate the neighborhoods' unique landmarks, streets, building structures, history and special events into one beautiful 18 x 24 screen print. And the one he created for Wicker Park and Bucktown is fantastic.Even small detailed pieces of history like the section of Pierce Street in Wicker Park West of Damen Avenue being referred to as Beer Baron Row has been integrated into this one-of-a-kind illustration. 

Image of Bucktown and Wicker Park Map

The newly named 606 and small details like the Churchill Dog Park, Mr. Wicker (of Wicker Park) and the Coyote (for the Northwest Tower at North/Damen/Milwaukee Avenue) have all been included. The artist has only created 100 of these and all pieces will be numbered and signed by Joe Mills. Get them while you can. Each print costs $25.00

For additional information head to Joe Mills' Website. 

Man Beaten Sunday Afternoon in Wicker Park

Michael Hamrick - Monday, August 26, 2013

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that a man was beaten with a 2 x 4 in Wicker Park at 1:30pm in the afternoon Sunday August 25, 2013 in the park at 1425 N. Damen Avenue while he was sitting in the grass. He was robbed of his backpack and about $4.

The park was filled with people attending the Farmers Market and participating in softball games however the assailant fled the scene and no one was arrested. If you have any information regarding this crime please contact the Chicago Police Department.

Please be careful out there and call 911 immediately should you see anything suspicious. Thank you. 

Police: North Side Man Beaten with 2 x 4 in Wicker Park [Chicago Tribune]

Bucktown's - The Bristol - Issues Photo of Pick Pocket Suspect

Michael Hamrick - Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Bristol at 2152 N. Damen Avenue was the target of a pick pocket on Saturday night, October 20th. Bristol owner John Ross issued this photo of the suspect. The following description was issued via Twitter Saturday night: Short, glasses, tan trench coat, cheap, untailored suit.


If you have information please contact John Ross at The Bristol. (773) 862-5555


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