THINGS TO DO
Wicker Park is full of creative sorts, represented by several art galleries, theatres and a lively music scene. The Chicago Children's Theater, the Comedy Sportz Theater for improvisational sketches, The Chicago Dramatists Theatre, the Chopin Theater, Adventure Stage Theater and the Gorilla Tango Theater all present a year-round schedule of shows. The music scene is burgeoning in Wicker Park, allowing residents to discover new bands at Subterranean, Estelle's, The Double Door or Nick's Beer Garden as intimate music venues. In addition to the arts, residents can hit a few pins at the Diversey-River Bowl, hit Sunday's Farmers' Market during the summer, find their Zen at the Nature Yoga Sanctuary, visit the Polish Museum of America or take the kids to Fantasy Kingdom. In addition to Chicago's festivals held throughout the city, Wicker Park hosts the Wicker Park Fest and Around the Coyote Festival. Wicker Park Fest is a two-day music festival in July with music performances and food and drinks provided by local establishments. The Around the Coyote is an art festival held in autumn, exposing local artistry.
Wicker Park offers public schools as part of the Chicago Public School District as well as the private Josephinum Academy, serving grades 6 -12. Public Schools in the area include Columbus Elementary School, Pritzker School, Wicker Park School and Milburn High School. Higher education is provided by the nearby DePaul University, North Park University, Kendall College and Loyola University of Chicago, to name a few.
MAJOR INDUSTRIES/JOB MARKET
Since its founding, Chicago has been an important transportation and distribution point because of its central location within the country, direct link from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean, and arteries of railroads and highways that travel through the city. Chicago's O'Hare airport serves as the fourth busiest airport in the world, serving as a national transportation and distribution center. Major employers include Boeing, Morningstar, Inc., Quaker Oats Company, United Airlines, Unitrin, Inc. and Wilson Sporting Goods, to name a few. Chicago's diverse economy is bolstered by jobs in manufacturing, printing and publishing, finance and insurance, and food processing.
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