Remembering the panic in Wicker Park

Nearly twenty years ago the Reader published a lengthy look at Wicker Park’s gentrification battles.

Wicker Park has undergone great change in the past twenty years, and whatever anti-gentrification sentiment remains isn’t acted out as dramatically as it often was in the 90s.

Is there any Chicago neighborhood today where the possibility of gentrification provokes as intense a reaction as it did in Wicker Park in 1994?

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