Chicago Gang History
Gangster Hoods

Gangster Hoods

Revisit the dark past of Chicago’s Most Gangster Hoods. Explore the unique histories of over 50 of the most gangster hoods in the city. Discover historical boundaries, settlement stories and more…

THE WHITE MAN’S DOLLAR IS HIS GOD, AND TO STOP THIS WILL BE TO STOP OUTRAGES IN MANY LOCALITIES.

Ida B. Wells

Areas

Choose an area to hone in on a section of the city.

Central Chicago
Far North Side
Far Southeast Side
Far Southwest Side
North Side
Northwest Side
South Side
Southwest Side
West Side

Hoods

Choose a Hood to view detailed information about it.

Central Chicago

Loop
Near North Side
Near South Side

Far North Side

Albany Park
Lincoln Square
Rogers Park
Uptown
Edgewater
Edison Park
Forest Glen
Jefferson Park
North Park
Norwood Park
O’Hare
West Ridge

Far Southeast Side

Avalon Park
Burnside
Calumet Heights
Chatham
Pullman
Riverdale
Roseland
South Chicago
South Deering
East Side
Hegewisch

Far Southwest Side

Auburn-Gresham
Morgan Park
Washington Heights
Ashburn
Beverly
Clearing
Mount Greenwood
West Pullman

North Side

Lake View
Lincoln Park
Logan Square
North Center
Bucktown (Logan Square)
Avondale

Northwest Side

Belmont-Cragin
Hermosa
Irving Park
Dunning
Montclare
Portage Park

South Side

Armour Square
Bridgeport
Douglas
Fuller Park
Grand Boulevard
Greater Grand Crossing
Kenwood
Oakland
South Shore
Washington Park
Woodlawn
Hyde Park

Southwest Side

Archer Heights
Brighton Park
Marquette Park (Chicago Lawn)
Englewood
Gage Park
Garfield Ridge
Mckinley Park
Back of the Yards (New City)
West Englewood
Canaryville
West Elsdon
West Lawn

West Side

Pilsen (Lower West Side)
Austin
East Garfield Park
Humboldt Park (West Humboldt Park)
Near West Side
North Lawndale
Little Village (South Lawndale)
West Garfield Park
Southern West Town (The Patch, West Town)
Ukrainian Village (West Town)
River West (West Town)
Noble Square (West Town)
East Village (West Town)
East Humboldt Park (part of West Town)
Wicker Park (West Town)
Marshall Square (South Lawndale)
Heart of Chicago (Lower West Side)
K-Town