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Chicago Lawn is Community Area 66 of the official 77 city neighborhoods. The Community Area boundaries of Chicago Lawn are 75th St on the south to 59th St on the north, from the RR tracks east of Western Ave (2400 W) west to Central Park Ave (3600 W). From 63rd St south, the area is more commonly referred to as Marquette Park.

ZIP codes: 60629, 60636.

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No signs of progress at Marquette Village in Marquette Park

Marquette Village video

I revisited Marquette Village and a part of the Marquette Park neighborhood yesterday. The development, which was originally planned for 139 homes, appears to have made no progress since Joe Askins and I drove around the area and shot the above video over two years ago. We saw the same 10 homes that were completed ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 24, 2011
ChicagoWest / Southwest

Can a cluster of rehabs revive Chicago Lawn?

Boarded-up home, 6000 block, S Artesian Ave

A slideshow from Dennis Rodkin shows off the latest round of Chicago Lawn homes to be rehabbed through HUD’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Mercy Portfolio Services is improving a dozen homes near 63rd and Western, and plans to lease or sell them this spring, in hopes of demonstrating “a positive type of concentration” in the neighborhood, ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on March 3, 2011
ChicagoSouth Side

Stabilization program to showcase eight rehabbed properties in Chicago Lawn

Participants in the Chicago Neighborhood Stabilization Program have spent the past year purchasing and rehabbing dozens of bank-owned buildings comprising almost 300 units on Chicago’s South and West sides, with the help of $153 million in federal funds allocated by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. Eight of those renovated properties, all in ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on June 9, 2010