About The Wicker Park Bucktown Insider's Guide

Hello and welcome to the Wicker Park Bucktown Insider's Guide; the most popular Neighborhood Guide dedicated to the Wicker Park & Bucktown communities. Here you'll find information about great food, drink, special events, news, real estate and more.

The Insider's Guide is the only Neighborhood Guide that provides a comprehensive 500+ Business Directory, special events and the most current neighborhood news available all in one place. This combination of information isn't available anywhere else. 

About the Publisher: Thyra DeCicco is long-time Wicker Park resident and award-winning marketing expert who specializes in integrated media, brand building and advertising.Thyra left an Executive Position with a large advertising agency consulting for Fortune 100 companies in 2005 to venture out on her own. The Insider's Guide provides the perfect opportunity for Thyra to combine her passion for marketing with her passion for the neighborhood and the response has been extraordinary.

With an Undergraduate Degree in Marketing, MBA/Masters in Marketing and a long-term career launching new brands and engaging customers, Thyra brings refined experience to every communication that's executed and admittedly pours her heart and soul into The Insider's Guide every day, 7 days a week. The results have exceeded her wildest expectations. 

Recently described as a Tastemaker and named a Global PR Innovator to Watch, Thyra feels extremely grateful for the incredible success she's achieved thus far for her own brand. She's excited to share the very best of the neighborhood with all of her viewers; sharing all of the interesting information that she can get her hands on.

Throughout her life, Thyra has always acted in service whether it be client service or community service and continues in that capacity through The Insider's Guide.

Free time? When she can find it, Thyra loves to work on her adorable single family home (circa 1865) in Wicker Park and takes care of her menagerie of both dogs and cats. You can frequently see her walking through the neighborhood with her 2 very sweet and friendly pit bulls. 

"I created the Wicker Park Bucktown Insider's Guide because there were amazing things happening in the neighborhood but no one ever knew about them.This was long before 'hyperlocal' was a thing and there was no focal point for information, no anchor for the neighborhood. I created that anchor. I created that focal point. I'm a natural-born communicator and love to personally connect directly with our viewers. For all of these reasons, The Insider's Guide has quickly become an incredible resource for area residents and visitors alike."

Have any questions? Please feel free to contact us any time. Thank you for your interest and we'll see you in the neighborhood. 

Thyra DeCicco - Publisher

The Wicker Park Bucktown Insider's Guide


A Few Words From Our Fantastic Viewers:

Wicker Park & Bucktown would not be the same without you - Bill Jacobs

@SuperVicky55 via Twitter:  Hey @WickerParkBuck I love getting your Wicker / Bucktown updates! Any plans for an insider's guide to any other Chicago hood ?

@thebgp1 via Twitter - Thanks for all of the info. You're such a great resource for the neighborhood.

Katherine McHenry- Owner of Building Block Toys via Facebook- You're such an incredible resource for the neighborhood. Thank you.

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"What a fantastic site. I read it every day." G.  Clark

"Thank you! I love your updates for my neighborhood. I discover

so many cool places & activities." via Twitter

"Great guide to Wicker Park . A must-follow."  Urbadaddy via Twitter

"Better than Metromix. I check the site every day".  L.  Litterio

"This is a great resource for the neighborhood. Thank you". via Twitter

"Your site is fantastic. Wish I'd found it sooner but I'm so glad I found it now."        L Dubbs.

"LOVE it! Keep up the great work." via Twitter

"Thanks for everything you do for our community". Connect Retail Shop

"Not only informational but fun!" via Twitter

"Perfect for the neighborhood".  J. Simms

"You guys are awesome! Keep up the great work." A. Rowler

"Wicker Park Bucktown wouldn't be the same without you". G. Sammaron

"Thank you for all you do for the community." Wicker Park Garden Club.