Wicker Park Bucktown Insider's Guide

Two Men Shot in Wicker Park Friday Night

Michael Hamrick - Saturday, September 07, 2013

The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that 2 men in their 20's were shot after a fight broke out in Wicker Park's park - located at 1425 N. Damen Avenue at approximately 11:45pm last night. Two groups of people were involved in the fight. One man was shot in the leg. One man was shot in the abdomen.

Both men were taken to Advocate Illinois Medical Center.

Please stay aware and if you see anything unusual please call 911 immediately. Thank you.

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]

Wicker Park Garage Break-ins Continue. The target: Your Bicycle

Michael Hamrick - Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Wicker Park- East Village - Ukrainian Village

The garage break-ins are continuing with the target being bicycles. This trend started 6-8 months ago with a rash of break-ins occurring in both Wicker Park & Bucktown with as many as 4 break-ins occurring on a single block in just 1 night. Recently, a viewer sent us information letting us know their garage just south of Division and Wood at 1137 N. Wood had been broken into and 3 bicycles were stolen.

In fact, the bike rack on the car plus the 3 bicycles were taken. Nothing else in the garage was disturbed. So these thefts are continuing. You may want to bring those bicycles inside.

Man Stabbed in Wicker Park by Damen El

Michael Hamrick - Sunday, July 21, 2013

A man was stabbed in the 1500 block of N. Damen Avenue at approximately 5:15am this morning. The man was stabbed approximately 3 times in the back and then collapsed by the Damen El tracks at Damen Avenue. The man was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County where his condition was listed as serious.

No additional details are available at this time. If you have any information about this crime, please contact the Chicago Police Department.


Wicker Park Stabbing sends man in 50s to Hospital [Chicago Tribune]

4 Wicker Park Break-Ins in 5 Days

Michael Hamrick - Friday, April 19, 2013

Wicker Park - April 19, 2013


We reported earlier this week that 3 garages on the 1700 block of West Crystal in Wicker Park had been broken into early Sunday morning close to 3am. Strangely, they targeted garages almost right in a row. Bicycles and other valuables were stolen.


Early this morning, we received information from one of the residents of that block who told us, yet another, break-in occurred and the bicycle pictured above was stolen.


If you have valuables in your garage, you may want to relocate those. Please be sure to complete police reports for any break-ins so the Chicago Police Department is aware and if you see anything suspicious, please call 911.


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