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  Neighborhoods of Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Despite that static nature of the community areas, Chicago's neighborhoods change as a result of gentrification and immigration.
One neighborhood might have multi-million dollar condominiums with a yuppie population and another bordering neighborhood could have an impoverished immigrant ethnic contingency with street side fruit and vegetable marketplaces.
Keep in mind that because of the dynamic nature of the neighborhoods there may be some neighborhoods not listed, and there may be some neighborhoods that have since changed its identity or name.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Neighborhoods_of_Chicago   (216 words)

 Chicago Historical Society - Neighborhoods: Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Inspired by the Chicago Historical Society's (CHS) mission to collect, interpret, and exhibit the diverse histories of Chicagoans, Neighborhoods: Keepers of Culture documents the history of four Chicago neighborhoods: Douglas/Grand Boulevard, Rogers Park/West Ridge, Pilsen/Little Village, and Near West Side/East Garfield Park.
These neighborhoods reflect a broad range of experiences and represent old and new immigrant and migrant groups, over forty spoken languages, diverse racial and ethnic perspectives, class stratification, numerous religious affiliations, and multiple political, social, and economic agendas.
Neighborhoods: Keepers of Culture is an attempt to encourage positive social change through extensive collaboration among CHS staff, "keepers," parents, activists, teachers, cultural workers, and others who engage in daily efforts to create and sustain a flourishing neighborhood.
www.chicagohistory.org /DGBPhotoEssay/nhoodint.html   (293 words)

 Chicago Neighborhoods   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This neighborhood, in the western portion of West Lakeview, is bounded by Addison, Ravenswood, Belmont and the Chicago River.
The neighborhood is bounded by Montrose Avenue, Elston Avenue, Irving Park Road, the North Branch of the Chicago River, Addison Street and Cicero Avenue.
Edison Park, a friendly community on the Far North Side of Chicago bounded on the east and west by the suburbs of Niles and Park Ridge, the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94), Harlem, Touhy, Ozanam and Canfield avenues, was originally settled by Germans and Swedes.
www.davidwgreer.com /neighborhoods.htm   (7994 words)

 Chicago Neighborhoods Guide
Chicago is the third largest city in the United States and the heart of a metropolitan area of over 8 million people, it is the commercial, financial, industrial, and cultural center for a vast region and a mid-continental shipping point.
Chicago covers over 200 sq mi (520 sq km); it extends more than 20 mi (32 km) along the lakefront, then sprawls inland to the west.
Search all Chicago Neighborhoods for homes for sale in the North and South Suburbs, North Shore, North of Madison, South of Madison, Downtown, Western Suburbs - North, Western Suburbs - South, and the Southwest Suburbs.
www.greatchicagorealestate.com /chicago_neighborhoods.htm   (372 words)

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The Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods is an unprecedented longitudinal study that aims to answer this question by examining the development of delinquency, criminal behavior, and substance abuse from birth to young adulthood, with a particular focus on the effects of community and neighborhood contexts on individual behavior.
The neighborhood expert survey asked systematic questions of residents who, based on their leadership roles in the community, have specialized knowledge of their neighborhoods' social characteristics.
In many of Chicago's neighborhoods, as in those of other large cities, there is a correlation between race and poverty, unemployment, and female-headed families.
www.ncjrs.gov /txtfiles/163603.txt   (2597 words)

 ChooseChicago.com: Chicago hotels, restaurants, events, maps, things to do, conventions, business
Chicago's first Chinese immigrants founded the official Chinatown on the city's South Side at the turn of the century.
Beneath the shadow of the University of Illinois at Chicago, centered around Taylor Street, is one of the oldest communities in the city.
The Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Harold Washington Library Center and multiple theaters give the area a cultural edge.
www.choosechicago.com /neighborhoods.html   (1100 words)

According to the 2000 U.S. Department of Commerce Census, the population in Chicago grew by 4% from the period 1990 to 2000 (to approximately 2,895,000), and it is one of the most diverse cities in the nation, as well as one of the youngest, with a median age of 31.5.
Tour Chicago's Fantastic Architecture by Foot, by Boat, or by Train: As Chicago is the birthplace of the skyscraper, Chicago's skyline is a study in modern architecture and includes three of the world's tallest buildings-the Sears Tower, the Amoco Building, and the John Hancock building.
The Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Historical Society, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago continue to be favorites for residents and tourists alike.
www.bcgsearch.com /contact_chicagoil.html   (843 words)

 Chicago Neighborhoods   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Lincoln Square neighborhood is bordered by Foster Avenue to the north, Montrose Avenue to the south, Damen Avenue to the east, and the Chicago River to the west.
One of Chicago's first planned neighborhoods, the area’s character and quaint charm is due to the leafy residential streets and its remarkable architecture: from beautiful old wood-frame Victorians, to brick and graystone two- and three-flats.
Today's Near West Side, anchored by the University of Illinois at Chicago and Chicago's medical district.(ER is filmed here) In a city such as Chicago where neighborhoods are a source of strong local pride, this section several miles west of the Loop did not even have a name until recently.
www.nickbuyschicago.com /custom3.shtml   (6371 words)

 Grossman, James R.: The Encyclopedia of Chicago
Chicago is a city of size and mass, the cradle of modern architecture, the freight hub of the nation, a city built on slaughterhouses and cacophonous financial trading tempered by some of the finest cultural institutions in the world.
Nearly 400 thumbnail maps pinpoint Chicago neighborhoods and suburban municipalities; these maps are complemented by hundreds of fl-and-white and color photographs and thematic maps that bring the history of metropolitan Chicago to life.
The Encyclopedia of Chicago is one of the most significant historical projects undertaken in the last twenty years, and it has everything in it to engage the most curious historian as well as settle the most boisterous barroom dispute.
www.press.uchicago.edu /cgi-bin/hfs.cgi/00/16170.ctl   (443 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)

 City of Chicago Greeter Program
A highlight of the neighborhood is the Swedish American Museum that chronicles immigration to the Midwest.
Logan Square is a neighborhood that surrounds the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and Logan and Kedzie Boulevard.
The Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Harold Washington Library Center and multiple theaters lend the area a cultural edge.
www.chicagogreeter.com /Greeterdescript.html   (1641 words)

 University of Chicago Hospitals: Neighborhoods matter: Who gets CPR?
A University of Chicago study of more than 4,000 people who suffered a cardiac arrest found that the likelihood of having bystanders perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is associated with two neighborhood characteristics: the frequency of cardiac arrests and the racial mix of the neighborhood.
In those neighborhoods, which are somewhat uncommon in Chicago, more than 40 percent of those having a cardiac arrest received help from a bystander.
The study, "Neighborhoods Matter: A Population-Based Study of Provision of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation," was published in the October issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
www.uchospitals.edu /news/1999/19991004-cprbw.html   (564 words)

 Chicago neighborhoods and city guide: Chicago real estate, Chicago maps, entertainment, shopping, sports, and more.
Chicago is renowned as a city of neighborhoods, each diverse in culture and scenery.
Chicago is a leader in every aspect of living and the Chicago neighborhoods that make up the city are rich with history, unique cultures and diversity.
Whether you are relocating or local, Chicago Neighborhood and City Guide will help you find your way to everything Chicago has to offer: Chicago's Lake Michigan offers over 18 miles of lakeshore bicycling and skating paths and the Chicago area boasts over 9,000 restaurants.
www.chicagoneighborhoods.cc   (239 words)

 Chicago's Hottest Neighborhoods March 04
Chicago has been better insulated than some cities from a stubbornly long economic slump, but real estate sales here have slowed and prices are no longer as taut as trampolines when tested.
The neighborhoods we have decided to call “hot” are not necessarily places where buyers will get rich by investing in real estate, but these areas do show the promise of above-average appreciation for years to come.
Some neighborhoods not on the list may well be “hotter” in terms of investment value, but if they did not have a certain level of safety or services we did not include them.
www.loftliving.com /NHNew/Trends/ChgosHottestHoodsMarch04.htm   (1571 words)

 eCUIP : The Digital Library : Social Studies : Chicago: City of Neighborhoods
Dominic Pacyga and Ellen Skerrett explore the neighborhoods and communities that make Chicago one of the most diverse cities in the country in their 1986 book, Chicago: City of Neighborhoods.
Each chapter examines the history of the people and institutions of the community, with a focus on the origins and development of the neighborhood and ends with a walking tour that highlights buildings and monuments integral to any experience of the neighborhoods.
The histories of four neighborhoods and their respective walking tours have been digitized in their entirety: the Loop, the Lower West Side, Washington Park, and the South Lakefront.
ecuip.lib.uchicago.edu /diglib/social/cityofneighborhoods   (154 words)

 Chicago Neighborhood Tours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
From exploring the city's African-American legacy on the Historic Bronzeville tour to experiencing the Old World flavor of Ukrainian Village and the eclectic neighborhoods of Wicker Park, Bucktown or Humboldt Park, enjoy an up-close view of the history, traditions and people of Chicago's neighborhoods and communities.
Sample ethnic cuisine on a "Taste of the Neighborhoods" tour, learn about Chicago's Greek community on the "Greek Chicago" tour, or return to the original site of the 1893 Chicago's World Columbian Exposition on "The White City" tour.
From Pilsen, Little Village and Little Italy to Andersonville, Lincoln Square and Uptown, the Summertime Sampler Tours are a perfect way to savor the flavors of Chicago neighborhoods.
www.chgocitytours.com   (295 words)

 Chicago Pictures, Chicago Photos, Chicago Photographs, Chicago Images by Dawn Mikulich - Chicago Uncommon
Chicago images photographed by Dawn Mikulich can be purchased as Chicago stock photography or Chicago stock photos or Chicago Stock pictures.Chicago Uncommon hosts unique Chicago stock photos and uncommon Chicago stock images.
Thirty Chicago Uncommon photographs were on exhibit at the J.
Chicago Uncommon is a division of Dawn M Photography
chicagouncommon.com   (301 words)

 About The Encyclopedia of Chicago
She is the author of Building Chicago: Suburban Developers and the Creation of a Divided Metropolis; Invisible Networks: Exploring the History of Local Utilities and Public Works; and Chicagoland, the last forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press.
She is the author of Structuring the Past: The Use of Computers in History and coeditor of The Settling of North America: The Atlas of the Great Migrations into North America from the Ice Age to the Present.
Developed by the Newberry Library with the cooperation of the Chicago Historical Society, and more than a decade in the making, The Encyclopedia of Chicago is the definitive historical reference on metropolitan Chicago.
www.encyclopediaofchicago.com /about.html   (348 words)

 Chicago Neighborhoods Map
This revised edition of the original Chicago Neighborhood Map has been revised, updated, and remarkably illustrated with a new total of 222 neighborhoods, making it now, indeed, more neighborly than ever.
This is the most thorough and comprehensive work ever done on neighborhood boundaries in Chicago history.
This map is endorsed by the Chicago Association of Realtors.
www.architecture.org /shop/shop/item.asp?itemid=321&catid=20   (84 words)

 Chicago : Hotels : Neighborhoods | Frommers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Art Institute of Chicago sits on the Loop's edge and the Museum Campus, home to the Field Museum of Natural History and John G. Shedd Aquarium, is an easy walk to the south on a nice day.
The zone is bounded by the river to the west and south, and roughly by Clark Street to the east and by Chicago Avenue to the north.
It's a lovely neighborhood for a stroll among the graceful town houses and the several lavish mansions that remain, relics from a glitzier past.
www.frommers.com /destinations/chicago/0006027611.html   (606 words)

 Chicago Neighborhoods and Chicago Communities Maps - Chicago Real Estate Search Engine
There are 77 officially defined Chicago community areas in the city, but there are over 200 distinct Chicago neighborhoods.
Instead, many locals use Chicago neighborhood names such as Wicker Park, Wrigleyville or Streeterville.
As Chicago real estate properties map to the official Chicago community names rather than the Chicago neighborhoods, if you select a neighborhood name, you will likely get data for the broader community of which it is a part.
www.eldorrado.com /neighborhoods.htm   (120 words)

 PSN Chicago - News
Sixteen defendants were arrested February 2, 2004 in Chicago, Milwaukee, Memphis (TN), and Indiana on charges relating to the illegal sale and purchase of guns.
The Chicago Police Department (CPD) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) have jointly created a Gun Team to work as a component of Project Safe Neighborhoods in an effort to decrease the number of violent crimes involving firearms.
The new initiative enforced by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has begun to dismantle the problem of gun trafficking in response to the city’s title of homicide capital of America.
www.psnchicago.org /news.html   (243 words)

 chicago area neighborhoods - @forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
I may be moving to Chicago in upcoming months (not before six months minimum) and while I love visiting the city, I have NO idea about chicago area neighborhoods and suburbs in terms of living.
Chicago Neighborhoods: Almost anything on the north side is good...
The neighborhoods closer to the lake, north of downtown are very nice, though Rogers Park (the neighborhood farthest north, just south of the Evanston border) can get a little iffy the further west you go.
www.atforumz.com /showthread.php?t=181354   (1149 words)

 CPL - Neighborgood History Collections
The Chicago Public Library's Special Collections and Preservation Division collects and preserves information on Chicago neighborhoods, prominent area residents and community organizations.
While genealogical researchers may not find data specific to family members or to their home in the collections, the materials--together with the Division's book collections on Chicago and Chicago history--do chronicle what a particular neighborhood was like during a particular time.
The Neighborhood History Research Collections are open to the public and are accessible in the Special Collections and Preservation Division Reading Room on the 9th floor of the Harold Washington Library Center.
www.chipublib.org /001hwlc/spenhrc.html   (1580 words)

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