Category: Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods
2016 November Park Ridge, Illinois

Home to former Secretary of State and now presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton, Park Ridge, Illinois is an affluent Chicago suburb located 15 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Other famous Park Ridgers include actor Harrison Ford …

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2015 December Looking Up in Downers Grove

Founded by a religious evangelist, Downers Grove is a village in Southern DuPage County, Illinois, and is the birthplace of composer and guitarist Muriel Anderson, Olympic ice hockey champions Cammi and Tony Granato, and actress and former …

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2015 September Oak Park, Illinois

Renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright built a home and studio here, Ernest Hemingway learned to write the great American novel here and Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan mused about swinging from tree limb to tree limb, all in the village of Oa…

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2014 August Plainfield, Illinois

Once a tranquil prairie town, Plainfield is fast becoming a destination in its own right, offering the comforts of suburban life blended with the tranquility of country living. Recognized as Will County’s oldest community, Plainfield conti…

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2014 July Chicago’s Tinley Park

The Village of Tinley Park, about 35 minutes from downtown Chicago, was honored in 2009 by BusinessWeek“as the best place to raise a family in America,” and today is known as one of the fastest growing suburbs in the country. Home to some …

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2013 November Lake Zurich, Illinois

A short trip from downtown Chicago, Lake Zurich has evolved from a popular resort for affluent Chicagoans into a community with above average wealth that attracts young families with its low crime rate, superior school system and strong co…

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2013 October Chicago's Bucktown

Bucktown, a Polish neighborhood north of Wicker Park, has been transformed from an agrarian community into a residential haven with a mix of older single family homes and new condos with edgy architecture and converted industrial lofts. …

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2013 March Wicker Park

 When Mrs. O’Leary’s cow supposedly in a fictional account set off the great conflagration that  became known as the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, an area subdivision known as  Wicker Park attracted large numbers of Polish immigrants looking…

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2013 January The Loop

 The Loop, as it's officially known to Chicagoans, or Chicago Loop as it's known  to the rest of the world, is one of 77 officially designated neighborhoods in  Chicago. It is the historic commercial center of Downtown Chicago as well as  …

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2012 November Aurora, Illinois

 Aurora is known as the City of Light, a homage to the fact that the city was the  first city in the nation to install electric streetlights. Though overshadowed  by its big brother Chicago, Aurora can easily stand toe-to-toe with the Wind…

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