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  EZGeography - Chicago, Illinois
In 1795, the area of Chicago was ceded by the Native Americans in the Treaty of Greenville to the United States for use as a military post.
On August 12, 1833, the Town of Chicago was incorporated as a town with a population of 350.
Chicago is considered to be the third largest metropolitan area in North America and as such has many different forms of media and outlets to support its status.
www.ezgeography.com /encyclopedia/Chicago   (3639 words)

 About Chicago Community Areas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Community Areas in Chicago were first delineated in the late 1920s by the Social Science Research Committee at the University of Chicago.
Area 77, Edgewater, was split from Area 3 (Uptown) by the City of Chicago before 1980 data were analyzed.
Community Area 76 (Ohare) is the only Community Area containing partial tracts (Census Tracts partially in the City of Chicago, partially in the suburbs).
www.cagis.uic.edu /demographics/commarea_intro.html   (311 words)

 Chicago's Community Areas
Established in the 1920s by University of Chicago sociologists conducting urban research, these zones represented moderately coherent social character across urban space at this generalized geographical scale.
These so-called “community areas” have been widely used ever since as a convenient means of summarizing social and physical features of spatial units smaller than the city as a whole, with stable boundaries for the compilation of census data.
From the beginning they only unevenly reflected the actual experience of community within the spaces, and over tiem many of them have become even less indicative of the perceptions of their residents, whose characteristics have shifted considerably due to migration.
www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org /pages/1760.html   (171 words)

 Community Areas
Chicago's Department of Public Health also had an interest in reporting local variations in birth and death rates.
The two institutions collaborated to produce a map with 75 community areas, into which 935 census tracts were distributed.
And the virtue of the community areas, their stability, means that they cannot accommodate transformations in the geography of Chicago, such as the mid-twentieth-century expressways that cut through once-coherent neighborhoods.
www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org /pages/319.html   (420 words)

 IMDC Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Near West Side Community is one of the oldest, most diverse and dynamic of Chicago's 72 community areas.
Also known as Community Area 28, the Near West Side is bounded by Kinzie on the North, 16th Street on the South, the Chicago River on the East, and Rockwell on the West.
While the area has suffered substantial disinvestment and has a high amount of subsidized housing, it has recently begun to experience significant new development in addition to the growth of the District and the University of Illinois.
www.imdc.org /About/community.htm   (147 words)

 EPA: HIRI - Pilot Project - Chicago
The temperature gradient between areas in the far west suburbs and downtown Chicago is on average 3-5°F (1.7-2.8°C).
Chicago's climate is predominantly continental, ranging from warm in the summer to cold in the winter.
Chicago receives an average annual rainfall of 31.7 inches per year and has an average relative humidity of 80% in the morning and 62% in the afternoon.
www.epa.gov /heatisland/pilot/chicago.html   (544 words)

 Chicago Area Project, strengthening neighborhoods, helping Chicago's young people.
Austin, the largest of Chicago's 77 community areas, had a population in excess of 114,000 at the 1990 Census.
While the community's median household income was nearly $25,000, over 37 percent of area residents received some form of public assistance.
On the fourth Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m., the community residents are invited to attend a meeting where they can express their concerns on current issues in the community.
chicagoareaproject.org /aff_midaustin.htm   (974 words)

 Chicago Fact Finder-Tech Notes and Definitions
A key feature of Chicago Fact Finder is that it also provides detailed information for each of the 77 community areas in the City of Chicago and for 59 towns and villages in Cook County where there are at least 1,000 Latinos or where Latinos are at least 10% of the population (Census 2000).
Chicago Fact Finder uses the term Latino for all persons who indicated on the Census that they were of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Chicago Fact Finder uses the SF3 files as the source for social and economic data for 2000 because the more detailed SF4 files (comparable to the 1990 STF4 files) were not available when Chicago Fact Finder was under development.
www.nd.edu /~chifacts/technotes.html   (1103 words)

 Chicago Community Bank - Privacy Policy
Chicago Community Bank employees will not share personal or financial customer information with nonaffiliated third parties except when legally required (in order to comply with federal or state laws/regulations and government or court orders) or when legally permitted to serve the customer's interest (such as disclosure to credit reporting bureaus).
Chicago Community Bank will only collect information as we believe is reasonably useful in administering our business and to provide products, services and other opportunities to you, our customer.
Chicago Community Bank has implemented technology to assure you that any sensitive personal information you provide us or any account information you receive on-line is managed in a safe and secure manner.
www.chicagocommunitybank.com /privacy.htm   (1317 words)

 DTBE | Archived TB Challenge Winter 2004 | Chicago Communities Working Together to Eliminate TB
A review of overall Chicago community health measures and TB program data from 2002 determined the location for the intervention: 13 contiguous but different community areas on Chicago's Southside.
These areas combined have a TB case rate greater than 15 per 100,000, and twice the national percentages for unemployment and infant mortality.
The African-American communities that are the focus of these interventions have a great need for intensified TB prevention, control, and elimination activities.
www.cdc.gov /nchstp/tb/TB_Challenge/winter_2004/Chicago.htm   (812 words)

 Census 2000 DP_234_tables for Chicago Community Areas
Chicago Community Areas are 77 neighborhood areas within the City of Chicago, which are commonly used for statistical purposes.
In this file, Community Areas are aggregates of whole or partial census tracts located within the boundaries of the city of Chicago.
For Community Area profiles with Census 2000 results on population by race and Hispanic origin, go to http://www.nipc.org/test/PL-Profiles.htm.
www.nipc.org /test/dp234_CA_2000.htm   (773 words)

 Chicago Communities and Prisoner Reentry
Perhaps a less obvious factor that may affect their success is the nature of the place to which they return, specifically the local community area or neighborhood and its distinctive characteristics.
This brief brings together the perspectives of former prisoners, community residents, and reentry policymakers and practitioners to describe the community's role in the reintegration process for released prisoners, as well as the impact of prisoner reentry on the community.
This report uses the terms community and neighborhood interchangeably, although the authors recognize that a community area may comprise several distinct sections or neighborhoods.
www.urban.org /url.cfm?ID=311225   (956 words)

 Chicago Region Research Guide
Chicago Community Areas by CCA number, with map.
The Greater Chicago Housing and Community Development Website This site has maps, statistical reports, and allows one to search for information by Census tracts, Chicago Community Areas, Counties, Municipalities, and the region.
Chicago Community Area 2000 Census Profiles from the Chicago Tribune.
www.cod.edu /library/libweb/Blewett/gdchicagoregion.htm   (955 words)

 Geospatial Census Information
Community areas, of which there are 77 in Chicago, are supposed to be homogenous neighborhood-like districts.
Although most community area boundaries are coincident with census tract boundaries, because the city limits intersect census tract boundaries in several places, it is not possible to derive community area data from census tract data in a straightforward way.
Census tracts are small areas that are supposed to be somewhat homogeneous.
www.lib.uchicago.edu /e/su/maps/censusinfo.html   (840 words)

 cartographic.htm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The lightest shades of blue indicate the lowest percentage of fl residents; the blue shades deepen progressively as the percentage increases for each community area.
PROPORTIONAL CIRCLE MAP: The aggregate population of German ancestry is represented by graduated symbols for each of Chicago's community areas, based on 1990 data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The placement of the dots thus indicates the community areas with the greatest concentration of Puerto Rican residents.
www.neiu.edu /~nerobert/391/cartographic.htm   (226 words)

 Chicago Life
Chicago's ethnic vitality is evident in the many communities—Greek, Indian, Irish, Jewish, Mexican, Native American, Polish, Swedish, Tibetan, Ukrainian, and more—that hold onto their traditions.
The Chicago Cultural Center offers tours of several neighborhoods, but the best way to explore is on your own, using the CTA.
Chicago's 77 community areas were delineated in the 1920s by Chicago faculty (who invented urban sociology) to identify areas with a distinct history and community awareness.
chicagolife.uchicago.edu /city/chi_neighborhoods.shtml   (306 words)

 The Official Site of The Chicago Cubs: Community: What is Cubs Care?
Cubs Care is the charitable beneficiary of the Chicago Cubs and a fund of the McCormick Tribune Foundation (MTF).
The MTF was originally established as a charitable trust upon the death, in 1955, of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, the longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune.
The communities program is designed to stimulate charitable giving from the general public in an effort to improve the economic and social environment.
chicago.cubs.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/chc/community/com_cc_whatis.jsp   (403 words)

 HWLC GPD: Municpal Reference Collection
An extensive community section of the clipping file complements a broad collection of current and historical descriptions, statistics and plans for Chicago communities.
Community studies pamphlets and other information are actively collected to reinforce this segment of the collection.
Chicago election results dating back to 1886 by precinct and ward are available, and official precinct results are usually added to the collection upon their release.
www.chipublib.org /001hwlc/hwgpdmrc.html   (573 words)

 Chicago Council on Global Affairs Holds Public Meeting for Mexican Community
The Report’s focus is on a positive approach to the assimilation of the Mexican Community into the greater Chicago community.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 21, 2006 -- On Monday, September 18, 2006, The Mexican American Task Force of The Chicago Council of Global Affairs, released the Task Force’s report: A Shared Future: The Economic Engagement of Greater Chicago and its Mexican Community.
Stephen F. Condren is on the President's Circle of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and a long-standing member of the Council.
www.emediawire.com /releases/2006/9/emw440220.htm   (818 words)

 Chicago Fact Finder: Your Census Information Resource for Chicagoland Communities
Chicago Fact Finder is a searchable database containing Census information for Chicago, Cook County, and the six-county metropolitan area.
A unique additional feature is that it also provides detailed information about the people who live in each of Chicago’s 77 community areas and in 59 towns and villages of suburban Cook County.
Chicago Fact Finder is produced and maintained by the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies.
www.nd.edu /~chifacts   (166 words)

 UIC CUPPA: VNC: Areas of Research
Community based groups are vehicles for change in any neighborhood but these group often lack the technical expertise needed to move some projects along.
In trying to help communities like West Town to understand and deal with the effects of gentrification, VNC staff developed an index to gauge the extent to which different parts of the community were gentrified over time.
Evidence of gentrification was found in several communities, but more striking was the sustained levels of disinvestment and poverty fund in many more communities.
www.uic.edu /cuppa/voorheesctr/areasofresearch.html   (814 words)

 The Encyclopedia of Chicago
The editors of The Encyclopedia of Chicago began with a commitment to a vision of a metropolitan area whose past, present, and future rest on the principle of interdependence.
Numbers alone as criteria for inclusion are insufficient and ahistorical: a community of one thousand in 1845 had an impact on local culture very different from a community of a thousand in the 1990s.
A notable exception is Chicago Studied: Social Scientists and Their City, which weaves its bibliography into the article itself as it explains the use and influence of Chicago as an urban laboratory.
www.newberry.org /scholl/intro.html   (4879 words)

 Chicago Cultural Plan - Free Discussion of Urban Art Issues
The Chicago Cultural Plan was funded by a grant from the Chicago Community Trust with additional funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Increased communication between the multitude of arts and cultural organizations can help them coordinate scheduling and promotion; alert them to additional resources available; and perhaps most importantly, allow them to work together to increase their overall impact in the city.
Assist communities in determining the feasibility and planning of community cultural centers, as is being done by the Department of Cultural Affairs at the Hild Cultural Center in the Lincoln Square area.
www.art-teez.org /cul_plan.htm   (6236 words)

 Newberry Library | Chicago Neighborhood Bibliography
Includes an overview of community areas, an entry on each area and a wealth of other neighborhood information.
Contains profiles of community areas based on the 1950 census and statistical comparisons with census data from 1930 and 1940.
The Chicago Area Geographic Information Study at the University of Illinois - Chicago has compiled 2000 data for Chicago's official community areas.
www.newberry.org /genealogy/neighborhoods.html   (3332 words)

 Chicago - Neighborhoods
Arranged by community area, including nonprofit organizations that provide advocacy services to specific neighborhoods or community areas.
The Municipal Reference Collection is a unique resource that should be the first point of contact for information on Chicago ordinances, statistics, government, budgets and Chicago community areas.
Chicago neighborhoods that reflect a broad range of experiences and multiple political, social and economic agendas.
www.lib.depaul.edu /eresource/subject_search_infotype.asp?TopicID=141&SubjectID=13   (581 words)

 Pete Lit: Chicago Observations Archives
Herbert Asbury's The Gangs of Chicago: An Informal History of Chicago's Underworld is a fascinating account of Chicago's most notable criminal elements, from the city's 1830s inception as a desolate prairie outpost through 1931, when Al Capone was convicted of tax evasion, thus effectively bringing the Chicago mob's Roaring Twenties heyday to a close.
Chicago's Union Stockyards Gate has been honored as a literary landmark by Friends of Libraries U.S.A. The gate is the last vestige of the city's former stockyards which served as the unforgettable setting of Upton Sinclair's landmark novel The Jungle.
Chicago's literature, like the city itself, took shape around railroads; trains run through its cities of feeling, carrying loads of meaning, just as trains still carry goods and flesh-and-blood passengers through the city of fact.
boogaj.typepad.com /pete_lit/chicago_observations/index.html   (13445 words)

 CCSD: Home
This information on the need for and availability of early care and education programs for low-income children in Chicago is meant to serve as a planning tool for community organizations, churches, businesses, schools, foundations and City and State officials to ensure that quality educational programs are available for Chicago's low-income children.
It is part of an ongoing effort to present up-to-date, relevant information about community conditions, assets and needs for all Chicago community areas.
Search by Indicators - includes tables of information on all children in Chicago, by community area and maps displaying key trends and indicators affecting childcare demand.
dcys-ccsd.chapinhall.org   (203 words)

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