Notable Chicago Punk Events in 1978
- March - Immune System makes their public debut at a Wicker Park loft party
- April 5 - Pistol Whip and Tu Tu & The Pirates turn Mothers disco into a New Wave club.
- April 27 - La Mere Vipere is destroyed in a fire.
- June - O'Banion's opens its doors
- November 25 - Wax Trax Records opens its doors
- December 23? - Cubby Bear opens, though they don't book punk shows for a couple years
- Skafish becomes the first Chicago band to play CBGB