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    • Beverly, Chicago

      ABOUT BEVERLY This opulent South Side neighborhood is famous for incredible architecture, vast green spaces and a strong Irish heritage. The neighborhood’s shamrock influence prevails on the pub-lined streets of…

    • Bronzeville, Chicago

      ABOUT BRONZEVILLE Between 1910 and 1920, a tremendous number of African American workers journeyed to Bronzeville to escape oppression in the southern United States. As one of the most significant…

    • Channahon

      ABOUT CHANNAHON Its name meaning “Meeting of the Waters” in the language of the area’s original Potawatomi inhabitants, Channahon is located at the confluence of the Des Plaines and Kankakee rivers, where they form the Illinois River.…

    • Chicago Heights

      ABOUT CHICAGO HEIGHTS In the early 1890s a group of Chicago developers led by Charles Wacker determined to establish “Chicago Heights” as an outer-ring industrial suburb. They successfully recruited large-scale…

    • Chicago Loop

      ABOUT CHICAGO LOOP As Chicago’s official downtown area, the Loop is one of the most important central business districts on the globe. In addition to its dynamic architecture and buzzing…

    • Crete

      ABOUT CRETE Crete is a community rather unique to the Chicago metropolitan area. Located just 30 miles south of the Loop in Will County, Crete has maintained its small town…

    • Flossmoor

      ABOUT FLOSSMOOR The village is renowned for the quality and architectural variety of its housing stock, as well as its proximity to numerous country clubs.  Although Flossmoor has roots in the…

    • Frankfort

      ABOUT FLOSSMOOR Frankfort was founded in 1855 and incorporated in 1879. The land was inhabited by Native Americans  from at least 1700 to 1840.  There were Pottawatomie Indians, loosely associated…

    • Hazel Crest

      ABOUT HAZEL CREST Hazel Crest was first settled in 1870 in a farming community known as South Harvey. An enterprising newspaper editor named William McClintock moved here from Ohio in…

    • Homewood

      ABOUT HOMEWOOD The first settlers of European descent came to the Homewood area in the 1830s. The Vincennes Trail, an early Indian trail connecting Vincennes, Indiana and the settlement at…

    • Hyde Park, Chicago

      ABOUT HYDE PARK In 1893 Hyde Park hosted the Chicago’s World Fair (known as the Columbian Exposition) which, among other things, introduced the United States to electricity and the Ferris…

    • Kenwood, Chicago

      ABOUT KENWOOD From Muddy Waters to Muhammad Ali and longtime White Sox owner Bill Veeck, some of Chicago’s best have called Kenwood home. This remarkable neighborhood on the city’s South…

    • Lansing

      ABOUT LANSING Lansing, Illinois… it’s the best of both worlds. Small town charm, deep-seated family values, top-notch education systems and a select regional location await those who investigate the resources…

    • Matteson

      ABOUT MATTESON The area encompassed by modern Matteson was settled in the mid 1800s, primarily by people of German descent. Platted in 1855, Matteson had nearly 500 residents when it incorporated as…

    • Naperville

      ABOUT NAPERVILLE Consistently rated as one of the top places to live in America by Money Magazine, Naperville is a family-friendly suburb. Take a walk downtown along the Riverwalk and…

    • Orland Park

      ABOUT ORLAND PARK Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago’s Loop, Orland Park was settled as a small farm village more than one hundred years ago and has become one of…

    • Roseland, Chicago

      ABOUT ROSELAND oseland was settled in the 1840s by Dutch immigrants, who called the area “de Hooge Prairie”, the High Prairie, because it was built on higher, drier ground than the earlier Dutch…

    • South Deering, Chicago

      ABOUT SOUTH DEERING The community area that is now known as South Deering saw its first wave of major development beginning in 1875 when the Joseph H. Brown Iron and Steel Company…

    • West Pullman, Chicago

      ABOUT WEST PULLMAN West Pullman has overcome quite a bit of adversity in its history as one of Chicago’s 77 official neighborhoods. In the 1980s and 1990s, the area lost…