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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:30 AM
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Chicago Neighborhood Map
http://www.seanparnell.com/Chicago/Chicago%20Neighborho...

If you are like me, and from the suburbs, the delineation of Chicago neighborhoods has always been a bit of a mystery...
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:32 AM
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1. what burb are you in
my mum lives in Vernon Hills
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:57 AM
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3. Elgin
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:45 AM
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2. the lines look
too straight!!
many of those neighborhoods were once independant towns, and many were privately owned land. rogers park was mostly (? totally? not sure) owned (stolen) by a guy named rogers, who negotiated the treaty with the local indians, (with the help of lots of alcohol)
most of the streets here are named after the investors, friends of his, who built the original homes and businesses.
lots of history in those names and lines on the map.
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:23 PM
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4. They usually follow street lines.
Obviously straighter than the original boundaries.
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Bjornsdotter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:35 PM
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5. Neighborhoods
Hi,

Having lived in Chicago, I can tell you that we identify each other by 3 things....what neighborhood you are from, where you went to high school and if you are a Cubs or Sox fan. LOL...I've meet people in Europe from Chicago and it's the top 3 questions.

Cheers,
Kim
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Tweed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-05 06:45 PM
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6. That's a pretty good map
Some of those names are questionable though. Like the DePaul area is "Sheffield Gardens", not "DePaul". I have a Chicago Neighborhood Map in my room. I'm pretty good with the whole city. I also have a street-by-street book that tells me how every street in Chicago was named. I love the history of this city.
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DrGonzoLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-05 07:11 PM
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7. Greektown? Wrigleyville?
I thought those were two recognized neighborhoods as well...
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Southsideirish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-05 12:13 PM
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8. I've lived in six of 'em - all very distinct. Its amazing.
Edited on Sun Jan-23-05 12:14 PM by Southsideirish
Gresham, Beverly, Morgan Park, Near North, Lakeview and Ravenswood.
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