Extremely Local News: Overnight parking ban in Wicker Park is preventing late-night rowdiness

Bob Sirott

A general view of the downtown Chicago city skyline in autumn colors on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, in Northbrook, Ill. Chicagoans got a brief taste of late autumn weather Thursday as leaden skies and strong west winds delivered a typical mid-November day. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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Overnight Parking Ban In Wicker Park Is Preventing Late-Night Rowdiness, Bar Owners Say A stretch of Milwaukee in Wicker Park was seeing all kinds of rowdy late-night behavior — including someone who brought a goat. Bar owners, police, and the area chamber teamed up and agreed to an overnight parking ban. It’s cut down on the rowdiness, and bar owners are happy. 

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