Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods

West Ridge

The West Ridge neighborhood has interesting history as a former Potawatomi Native American settlement during the 17th century up until multiple treaties were drawn on …

West Lawn

The West Lawn neighborhood was mainly unsettled land in the 19th century because the area was very marshy and not viewed as an ideal place …

West Elsdon

The West Elsdon neighborhood was nothing more than a marshy, swampy area before annexation in 1889.  Before annexation this area was part of the Town …

Portage Park

The Portage Park name has roots from the earliest history of the neighborhood.  The land was previously used by Native Americans as a American Indian …

O’Hare

The only reason I am doing a page on O’Hare is because it is an official Chicago neighborhood and one of 77 listed neighborhoods.  There …

Norwood Park

The Norwood Park neighborhood was first settled in the year 1833 by Mark Noble as he purchased a large number of acres in the Jefferson …

North Park

I did not find much info about the earliest settlers of North Park; however, it is not all the way relevant to this gang site …

Montclare

Montclare was first settled in the year 1836 by William Sayre.  In 1838 he officially purchased the land from Jefferson Township.  In the year 1840 …

Jefferson Park

The story of Jefferson Park begins with hunters and American Indians that used trails on these lands for commuting all around the later Chicago land …