How Chicago's Neighborhoods Got Their Names
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Sort of amazing how relatively recently a lot of Chicago neighborhoods were named...
It's amazing how much work it took them to assemble this information:
Keep in mind that there are at least 200 neighborhoods in Chicago. While this list is extensive, it isn't absolute. For example, some areas were left off because they were obvious extensions of other neighborhoods (hello, West Rogers Park), while others lacked reliable info (or any information at all). If you don't see your neighborhood below, please write your alderman, who will then negotiate with us and we'll hash out an under-the-table deal.