Tag: Neighborhoods

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An upbeat look at Auburn-Gresham

An upbeat look at Auburn-Gresham

Auburn-Gresham, which most residents simply call Gresham, is one of those South Side neighborhoods that draw little outside attention for their po ...
Another look at Marynook

Another look at Marynook

Last week we linked to a Dennis Byrne column that suggested suburbanizing might be in Chicago’s future. You can easily find pockets of suburbaniza ...
Chatham, a haven for working-class families

Chatham, a haven for working-class families

In a 3-part video interview, State Rep Marlow Colvin provides a great overview of Chatham, the South Side community where he grew up. In the secon ...
Brynford Park, a nice Chicago micro-nabe

Brynford Park, a nice Chicago micro-nabe

Brynford Park is a tiny, easy-to-overlook, rather isolated pocket in Chicago’s North Park neighborhood. It’s a mere six square blocks hosting just ...

Dennis Rodkin’s excellent adventures – walking Beverly

  If you enjoy exploring Chicago on video you won’t want to miss Dennis Rodkin’s neighborhood videos, based on his Chicago Magazine focus on t ...
Liz Phair remembers Wicker Park

Liz Phair remembers Wicker Park

But does anyone remember Liz Phair? A hat tip to Chicagoist for finding Phair’s reminiscences of the days of yore, i.e. the early 90s, in Wicke ...

Edison Park ends its brief flirtation with integration

The Edison Park Community Area, which has long held the dubious title of Chicago’s most segregated neighborhood, has once again seen its African-Ameri ...
YoChicago’s neighborhood info

YoChicago’s neighborhood info

We’re chipping away at organizing YoChicago’s neighborhood info in a way that makes it easy for you to get a quick snapshot of every Chicago neigh ...
Neighborhood snapshot – Archer Heights

Neighborhood snapshot – Archer Heights

What the charming write-ups about Archer Heights never tell you is that it’s long been one of Chicago’s most segregated communities – and that’s s ...
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