How Chicago’s Neighborhoods Got Their Names

It’s often said that “Chicago is a city of neighborhoods.” This may seem redundant—isn’t every city a city of neighborhoods?—but Chicago really is a big, wonderful amalgamation of unique enclaves. Where do the names for all these neighborhoods come from? We sought to find out.

CHICAGO: 2 Rogers Park Beaches Devastated During Weekend Storm

Late last year, crews for the city worked to protect the Rogers Park shoreline from a rising Lake Michigan while preserving some of the last remaining beachfront at two neighborhood parks. 

But after a major storm last weekend devastated lakefront areas throughout Chicago, city officials have determined that the beaches at Rogers and Howard park are no longer salvageable. They will instead be replaced with rocks, with a dream of someday restoring the beaches, but that could take years.

How a history of segregation contributes to an epidemic of violence in Chicago

The number of shootings and homicides has dropped each of the past three years. But still, Chicago had nearly 400 murders over the first nine months of 2019. That’s 400 lives cut short, 400 families left to mourn.

Have you ever stopped to wonder: how did we get to this point?