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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.

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.

The Chicago History Museum's Encyclopedia of Chicago and the Chicago Park District's parks database were extremely helpful resources for this—be sure to check them out.



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After the Chicago Fire, many of the city's Swedes moved to this area on the North Side to rebuild their lives. It's believed that the neighborhood is named after Reverend Paul Andersen Norland, who was integral in attracting folks to join the community during its early years (neighborhood's pros: not engulfed in flames).


Named after Archer Avenue, which itself is named after William Beatty Archer, the first commissioner of the Illinois and Michigan Canal.


Not the most glamorous of origins, but in the 1800s, Chicago families would dump their furnace ashes in this area, and the name "Ashburn" stuck.



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Named for Henry W. Austin, the real estate mogul who acquired and subdivided the land in 1866. The area was originally in the township of Cicero. Austin held the most power in that municipality, and its politicians brought major roads and elevated trains to the neighborhood. The other Cicero citizens objected and voted to expel Austin and have it annexed into Chicago.

Un-fun fact about Henry W. Austin: He was an ardent temperance advocate and worked to ban all saloons and liquor sales within his community.


This neighborhood was originally named "Pennytown" for Penny, a local general store owner who sold popcorn balls. The area's Avalon Park Community Church lobbied to have the name changed, and Pennytown—and Penny's popcorn balls—are no more.



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Named for its location in relation to the famed Union Stock Yards, this neighborhood was home to most of the Yards' workers. It's where the hog butchers for the world rested their heads at night.


There is some argument about whether this neighborhood is named after Beverly, Massachusetts, or Beverly Hills, California. It's often referred to as "Beverly Hills" because it sits on a glacial ridge that, at 672 feetis the tallest natural point in Chicago.



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This informal, colloquial name for the LGBT community area that stretches along North Halsted Street started being used in the 1970s, around the time of the first Gay Pride Parade.


This area was a fur trading outpost named "Hardscrabble" for years until it officially became the town of Bridgeport in 1836. Some insist that it's named after a bridge that spanned a canal on or near Ashland Avenue. There are no records of this bridge ever existing, however, leaving some to doubt this explanation. 


This area on the South Side was apparently named "Bronzeville" by Chicago Bee theater editor James J. Gentry because he said it reflected the skin tone of its residents.


Early Polish immigrants raised goats in the area and called it "kozie prery," or "goat plain." That name evolved into "Bucktown," as "buck" is the term for a male goat. No goats remain today, of course (unless they're served in gourmet tacos).


Illinois Central Railroad built a station in the area and named it after Civil War General Ambrose Burnside (who also worked as the railroad's treasurer). Colonel W.W. Jacobs subdivided the neighborhood in 1887 and named it after the station.


Depending on who you ask, this neighborhood is named either for the sparrows which populated it or for roving gangs of violent teens, dubbed "wild canaries" in the late 1800s. Either way, it was wise to keep your head on a swivel.


This park and housing development was planned in the 1970s and takes its name from General Henry Dearborn, Thomas Jefferson's Secretary of War. 


Named after Stephen A. Douglas, who is most famous for his participation in the Lincoln-Douglas debates.


Cook County originally purchased this property in 1851 to build a "poor farm," insane asylum, and tuberculosis hospital. After the Civil War, a man named Andrew Dunning bought a tract of land to the south of this area to plant a nursery. In 1888, the hospital and asylum were bought by the city after they found gross mismanagement. The entire area, including Dunning's plot, soon took his name as redevelopment began.


The park that this neighborhood is named after was originally called "Central Park" when it was built in 1869. After President James A. Garfield's assassination in 1881, the city changed that, and the area to the east developed into East Garfield Park.


The "brook" that this area edges is actually the North Branch of the Chicago River. Edgebrook was plotted in 1894 to be a golf course-adjacent suburb. The course remains, although the suburb has long since been absorbed by Chicago.


This North Side neighborhood hugging Lake Michigan was dubbed "Edgewater" in 1885 by John Lewis Cochran, a tobacco salesman from Philadelphia who purchased and subdivided much of the land. (Remember that name — old John Lewis Cochran comes up a lot when talking about the origins of Chicago's North Side.)



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Etiquette states that you should wait for someone to die before you name your town after them, but in 1890, the citizens of Edison Park eschewed manners and named their village after the very-much-alive inventor. Given that nobody loved Thomas Edison more than Thomas Edison, he gladly gave the township his blessing.



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This neighborhood was originally named "The Junction" because of its railroad crossing. But after Henry B. Lewis, a wool and grain merchant, moved to the area in 1867, he and his wifeconvinced residents to start calling the neighborhood "Englewood," inspired by the New Jersey town.


Fernwood Village was founded by Dutch farmers and they named it after the surrounding woodland. (You see, it was full of ferns.) The village was annexed into Chicago in 1891.


Named after Melville Fuller, a Chicagoan and Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1888 to 1910.


South Park Commissioner George W. Gage died in office in 1875 while developing this park. The city soon honored his memory by naming it after him, and the surrounding neighborhood eventually followed suit.


A section of 55th Street, which runs through the neighborhood, was renamed Garfield Boulevard to honor President Garfield after his assassination.


Named after British Prime Minister William Gladstone. Gladstone served in the office a record four separate times which, in Chicago, is considered short-term.



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This North Side area along Lake Michigan was originally called "The Astor Street District," taking the name of John Jacob Astor. Astor didn't actually live in Chicago, but the residents so desperately wanted to project an air of wealth that they used his name anyway. It worked, and when a section of Lake Shore Drive opened in 1875, rich families began building homes in the neighborhood. The community officially became known as the "Gold Coast" at the turn of the century. 



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Goose Island is an actual island located in the North Branch of the Chicago River. It was created when William Ogden, Chicago's first mayor, built an auxiliary canal to facilitate shipping routes. The name "Goose Island" comes from a separate, smaller island in the river, but the name was soon attached to the man-made land mass when Irish squatters moved from the old island to the new one. The term comes from the abundant geese they hunted.


This area is named after the former moniker of its main thoroughfare. The road was briefly changed from Grand Boulevard to South Park Way before being renamed Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in 1968.


This area has its roots in a railroad company dispute, or "frog war." Both Illinois Central and Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroads laid claim to the real estate. Roswell B. Mason, a future Chicago mayor and executive for Illinois Central Railroad, secretly put tracks over some of Lake Shore & Michigan Southern's rails using an illegal connector. In 1853, two trains crashed, killing eight and injuring 40. During the aftermath, real estate developer Paul Cornell came in and used the site of the deadly intersection to build a new suburb.



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Chicago Jazz Links Education Program


Chicago Jazz Links Education Program


Jazz Links Jam Session

The Jazz Institute of Chicago nurtures young artists, bringing them up through Jazz Links and introducing them to audiences at JazzCity and Millennium Park and the Chicago Jazz Festival. We provide a real-life training ground for students to learn skills required to become professional musicians, offer internships at the Jazz Institute and continue to support their careers as they become working musicians and full members of the community. We also provide professional development for music teachers who want to incorporate more jazz into their schools music curriculum.

At the monthly Jazz Links Jam Sessions students have the opportunity to perform with world-class professionals in the Jazz Links house band. Hosted in partnership with the Chicago Cultural Center, the jam sessions are a chance for everyone to witness the development of young talent right before their eyes and ears.

How does it work?
When students arrive, they will fill out a jam session info sheet, where they will list the 3-5 tunes that they can play.  The Jam Session host Zakiya Powell will call up groups of students to perform and improvise tunes together in front of an enthusiastic live audience.
What should I bring?
Students should bring their instruments and a list of jazz tunes they have learned and can improvise over.  
Note:  Vocal microphone, drum set, double bass, bass amp, upright piano, and a guitar amp will be provided for each session. 
Who can attend the Jazz Links Jam Sessions?
Musicians, parents, students, siblings, friends...! All are welcome and encouraged to attend these free events!  


Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 5:00pm
This is a Free event.
Chicago Cultural Center 
78 E Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60604


Chicago 2014 Real Estate Market Predictions

4 Predictions for the Housing Market in 2014

by Peter Ricci

What does that impeccable Chicago Agent crystal ball have to say about real estate in 2014?


Incredibly, another year is almost upon us, and like 2013, it’s bound to supply oodles of twists and turns for our beloved housing market.

Though predicting the future is a notoriously fickle business, here are four larger trends that should be on your radar for the New Year:

1. Housing Inventory Will Continue to Rise – Recent data suggests that housing inventory bottomed in early 2013, and as the housing market fundamentals continue to improve in 2014 (more on that in a moment), it’s likely that more sellers will finally hop off the fence and list their homes. Though we can’t say now much inventory will increase, we’re fairly confident that it will not fall below 2013′s historically low levels, though local irregularities will continue in certain markets.

2. Positive Equity Will Keep Pace – As we recently reported, home price gains lifted more than 750,000 homeowners back into positive equity in the third quarter of 2013; though price increases will slow as inventory picks up, they will still rise on the greater market activity that many analysts are anticipating next year, which will only lift further homeowners out of negative equity.

3. Mortgage Rates Will Rise – As the economy improves, mortgage rates will naturally rise above their historic lows, but the really instigator will be the same federal body that has kept them so low for so long – the Federal Reserve. The Fed is widely expected to end their quantitative easing program, which has pumped billions upon billions of dollars into the economy to keep interest rates low; without that infusion, it’s all but guaranteed that banks will increase rates.

4. Home Affordability Will Fall – With both mortgage rates and home prices increasing, housing affordability will continue to wane; already in 2013, it had fallen to a five-year low. Though lending standards are expected to wane somewhat with the appointment of Mel Watt as head of the FHFA, the fundamental components of affordability – mortgage rates and prices – will continue to increase.

- See more at: http://chicagoagentmagazine.com/4-predictions-housing-market-2014/#sthash.WLrheJlR.dpuf

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The Weeks Economic Indicator Calendar


Weaker than expected economic data tends to send bond prices up and interest rates down, while positive data points to lower bond prices and rising loan rates. 

Economic Calendar for the Week of Jan 20 – Jan 24

 Date Time (ET) Release For Consensus Prior Impact
Jan 23
08:30 Initial Unemployment Claims 1/18 327K 326K Moderate
Jan 23
08:30 Continuing Unemployment Claims 1/11 2.900M 3.030M Moderate
Jan 23
10:00 Existing Home Sales Dec 4.90M 4.90M Moderate
Jan 23
10:00 Leading Economic Indicators (LEI) Dec 0.2% 0.8% Moderate
Jan 23
11:00 Crude Inventories 1/18 NA –7.658M Moderate


>> Federal Reserve Watch   

Forecasting Federal Reserve policy changes in coming months... Economists expect the Fed's super low Funds Rate to stay where it is for a while longer. Note: In the lower chart, a 1% probability of change is a 99% certainty the rate will stay the same.

Current Fed Funds Rate: 0%–0.25%

After FOMC meeting on: Consensus
Jan 29 0%–0.25%
Mar 19 0%–0.25%
Apr 30 0%–0.25%

Announcement of Making Home Affordable Outreach and Intake Project

Announcement of Making Home Affordable Outreach and Intake Project Extension

Servicers are hereby notified that the term of the Making Home Affordable Outreach and Intake Project has been extended. Please refer to Section 4.7 of Chapter II of theMHA Handbook for detailed guidance concerning servicers' obligations with respect to that project.

Under this extension, participating counseling organizations will be eligible to receive funding for Initial Packages that are submitted to servicers via Hope LoanPort through September 30, 2014, and subsequently accepted as complete by servicers in accordance with MHA guidelines.

For more info visit:  https://www.hmpadmin.com/portal/index.jsp

Lake Township FREE Property Tax Assessment Appeal Forum

Lake Township FREE Property Tax Assessment Appeal Forum

      Date & Time: July, 17 2012 6:30 pm
Location: 1250 W. 119th St., Chicago, IL 60628

Commissioner Larry R. Rogers, Jr., of the Cook County Board of Review, cordially invites you to attend the Lake Township Property Appeal Forum he is hosting along with Esteemed Community Partners at the Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center – Chapel located at 1250 W. 119th St., in Chicago. Commissioner Rogers has designed this forum to ensure that property owners throughout Cook County have ample opportunity to appeal the assessed value assigned to their property that they believe to be too high.

The event is free to the public and will consist of a brief introduction, a presentation where the function of the Board of Review and the importance of filing a property assessed value appeal will be discussed. After the presentation there will be a question and answer period, after which Commissioner Rogers’ staff will assist attendees with filling out appeal forms.

All attendees are asked to please bring their property tax bill to the event.

For more information feel free to contact Commissioner Rogers’ office at (312) 603-5540 or visit the Board of Review website at www.cookcountyboardofreview.com.

Lender Basics - Frequently Asked Questions


Lender Basics
Frequently Asked Questions
1.     What’s the difference between pre-qualification and pre-approval?
Pre-qualification is a simple process. The buyer is asked specific questions about their income, assets and liabilities. Based on this information, they are provided with an amount for which they may qualify. This process can be done strictly on a verbal level or electronically over the Internet. On the other hand, the pre-approval process is much more involved. The borrower will provide proof of income, assets and liabilities and this information will be verified by the lender. Because of this verification, pre-approved buyers are much more attractive to sellers than pre-qualified buyers.
2.     When dealing with borrowers, what concerns lenders the most?
When dealing with borrowers, lenders’ main concern is risk. Lenders proactively manage these risks by requiring four things from a borrower:
  1. Down Payment – statistics have proven that borrowers who put down 10% or more unlikely to default on a loan.
  2. Excellent Debt to Income Ratios – borrowers with high debt and low income are a high risk because they are using too much of their income to pay their current debt; e.g. credit card debt, car loans, and so on. We describe a person with high debt and low income as having a high DTI (debt to income ratio).
  3. Job History – long term employment is a good predictor that a borrower will have a steady stream of income, which will not be interrupted by a career change or termination.
  4. Excellent Credit – a credit score tells an underwriter a great deal about a borrower. Lenders take a close look at FICO scores. FICO stands for Fair Isaac Credit Organization, the organization that developed the formulas used by credit bureaus to calculate credit scores. (Go to www.myfico.com to learn more.)
3.     Why do credit scores vary? And what do lenders like?
The three major credit bureaus are: Experian, Equifax and TransUnion. Credit scores will vary from bureau to bureau because each bureau puts different emphasis on different factors. Credit scores are calculated using a scorecard that allocates points for each of the above factors; however, lenders do not get to see the entire scorecard, all they see are the final scores. FICO scores can range from 300-850.
4.     What are the main types of loans?
All of the numbers are subject to change, particularly Maximum Loan Amount. Use these numbers simply for the purpose of comparing the different types of loans:


FHA (Federal Housing Administration)
VA (Veterans’ Administration)
Loan Term: 15, 20, 30 years
Loan Term: 15, 20, 30 years
Loan Term: 15 and 30 years
Occupancy Requirements: None
Occupancy Requirements: Owner occupied
Occupancy Requirements: Owner Occupied
Maximum Loan Amount: $333,700
Maximum Loan Amount: $177,800
Maximum Loan Amount: $240,000
Minimum Down Payment: 0-5%
Minimum Down Payment: 3%
Minimum Down Payment: 0%
Loan to Value (LTV): Up to 100%
Loan to Value (LTV): 97%
Loan to Value (LTV): 100%
Assumable: No 
Assumable: No
Assumable: Yes, under certain conditions
Eligible Properties: 1-4 family residential
Eligible Properties: 1-4 family residential
Eligible Properties: 1-4 family residential
Eligible Borrowers: People with good credit
Eligible Borrowers: US citizens
Eligible Borrowers: Veterans
Acceptable Debt Ratios: 28/36%
Acceptable Debt Ratios: 33/41%
Acceptable Debt Ratios: 29/41%
Advantages: Lower interest rates
Advantages: Not credit score driven
Advantages: No down payment
Disadvantages: Credit score driven
Disadvantages: Lower loan amounts
Disadvantages: Only for veterans

5.     When a lender looks at a residential contract, what does he/she look at?
Lenders zero in on: (1) the sales price; (2) down payment amount; (3) closing date; (4) seller contributions, looking for anything that might indicate an inducement to sell, which is illegal; (5) special provisions, such as other buildings on the property; and (6) whether it’s investment property or not.



Buying older property and dealing with inspection issues


Buying older property—and dealing with inspection issues

For older single-family homes in the city of chicago, we typically find the range of work needed over the next 5-7 years runs on a range of: 50K on the light end, 75K in the middle, 100K PLUS at the high end.
Typical $
        Yrs 1-3
Immediate safety and building ‘stabilization’ issues (i.e., the building inspection list of short-term, important repairs). Few 100-yr old buildings need NO work!!!
        Yrs 3-5
Mid-range necessary building repairs (i.e., the building inspection list of things that didn’t have to be done immediately).
        Yrs 5-7
Updating/upgrading windows, heat, electric, plumbing, etc.. Putting on a new roof or rebuilding the porch and/or garage probably must happen at some point!!!

For multi-units the work needed over 5-7 years is typically even more: 50K or less could be called LITTLE/NO work, 100K SOME work, and 150K GUT REHAB. For condo’s and town homes, many times the repair list is much smaller, but now even that is changing. In some sections of the city the earliest condos or town homes were first sold 15 years ago or more—and now or over the next few years will need major renovation (new kitchens, baths, flooring, heat, etc.).
Especially with older homes or multi-units, you should expect that a good inspector may find a LONG LIST of repair issues. Some of those issues may be what we call MAJOR items, the rest a ‘laundry list’ of items a handyman could repair:

Major Issues for Licensed Contractor
Especially with an older single-family home or a multi-unit, there can be MAJOR issues that only a licensed contractor who specializes in it should handle. Most ‘biggies’ fall into one of these ten categories: 1) Roofing, 2) Masonry, 3) Foundation, 4) Electric, 5) Plumbing,
6) Heating/AC, 7) Kitchens, 8) Baths,
9) Windows, or 10) Porches.
‘Laundry List’ for a ‘Handyman”
NOT ALL problems require a licensed contractor. Much typically falls into a HANDYMAN REPAIR list. Case Handyman Services, one of the larger ‘handyman’ services in Chicago, for instance, says that they can handle REPAIR work for ALL of the following: Baths, Basements, Carpentry, Concrete, Decks, Doors, Drywall / Plaster Repair, Electrical, Exterior Trim, Fireplaces & Chimneys, Flooring, Interior & Exterior Painting, Kitchens, Masonry, Mildew Removal, Moisture Damage Repairs, Plumbing, Porches, Roofing, Pressure Washing, Siding, Skylights, Wallpaper Hanging, and Windows.

Especially with the major issues, TIMING is everything. For example, if a building will need a new roof 3-5 years from now, the buyer may be able to finance that repair with a HELOC. And any work needed more than five years from now doesn’t really affect today’s market value.
In short, we believe that the buyer MUST learn from the inspector which, if any, MAJOR ISSUES exist and for each, its possible costs and a sense of how soon it must be repaired. As far as the laundry list of ‘handyman items,’ a good inspector should be able to help establish a total budget for years 1-2 (10K or less, 10 to 20K, or 20K up). But don’t be scared by a LONG list of items. If a handyman is paid $35.00/hour, that person can do 100 hours of work for $3,500.00!
As far as inspection CREDITS go, it’s important to watch in the inspection for areas where the property is NOT as represented. If the listing sheet said new electric, but it turns out that the work was not to code, that is an injury you have every right to ask for a credit for. On the other hand, if no mention was made of the roof and it turns out to be quite old, it’s hard to say the buyer was injured (since that is what they should have expected).

When deciding on how much of a credit to request, remember that buyers who ask for too much risk causing the seller to ‘dig in their heels’ and give little or no credit—or even get so angry they wish to kill the whole deal. Be careful and Good Luck.

4 bedroom home for sale in Chicago


860 W 86th PL
Chicago, IL 60620
Handyman Special, Not a Short Sale or REO
Price : $19,000
Bedrooms : 4
Bathrooms : 1
Square Foot : 1,717
Lot Size : 6,250
County : Cook
Property Type : Detached
MLS Number : 07772508

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Property Description
Equal Housing Opportunity.

100% Occupied 2 Flat For Sale in Englewood


6629 S. Sangamon
Chicago, IL 60621
Updated 2 Flat For Sale in Chicago
Price : $58,000
Bedrooms : 5
Bathrooms : 2
Square Foot : 1,876
Lot Size : 3,125
Community : Englewood
County : Cook
Property Type : Income
Year Built : 1898
MLS Number : 07717635

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Property Description
Professionally managed 2 flat, occupied, recent rehab. This deal is a simple property transfer and watch the cash flow. Call today for a viewing. Motivated seller. $3000 closing cost credit for all buyers. Call today for a private showing.
Equal Housing Opportunity.

2600 Sqft of Good Living - 3 Story,New Rehab, Motivated Seller


1246 W 97th St
Chicago, IL 60643
Newly Rehabbed 3 Story Home in Washington Heights
Price : $199,900
Bedrooms : 4
Bathrooms : 3
Square Foot : 2,600
Lot Size : 3,125
County : Cook
Property Type : Detached

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Property Description
Home Features: SS Appliances,Glass Euro Hood,GE Self Cleaning 4 Burner Range,Maytag Dishwasher Refrigerator,Large 9" Deep Basin Sink,Solid Maplewood Cabinets with Dark Mahogany Satin Finish & Self Closing Hinges,Granite Countertops with Overhang Bar,Distressed Floors,Full Body Shower Panels,Dual Flush Water Conserving Toilets,Whirlpool Tub,Crown Moulding,Chair Rail,New Water Heater,New Furnace and Windows n Moulding,Chair Rail,NeA
Equal Housing Opportunity.

Buy and Renovate your Dream Home with Just One Loan

Welcome to Jwon's Home Buyer University Free Online Workshop on the Purchase and Renovation of a Dream Home with Just One Loan!!!

By clicking the image below you will find a growing library of workshops that you may view
completely free of charge which will provide valuable information that
you will need as you prepare for your home purchase.

There is nothing being sold here so view them all at your earliest

Enjoy your online workshop experience and thanks for attending.



Rest In Peace Park Manor Bowling Alley

Rest In Peace Park Manor Bowl

location 100 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619, USA

Yesterday the storm caused the roofing support beam to give way and the roof collapsed on the lanes of Park Manor Bowl. The damage was severe and the bowling alley will be demolished. There owner has not discussed whether he will rebuild the bowling alley at this time. 

Long time residents remember Park Manor Bowl as the first African Americans who moved into the community were denied access and later remember when a Park Manor resident Adolph Gary purchased the bowling alley from the Cave family. There are many individuals including the writer who have memories from the bowling alley as well this was one of the last bowling alleys left on the southside and in the 6th ward. We had as many as four in the 1980's now zero.

What would you like to see build on this site?



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2 Flat For Sale in Chicago with a Long Term Tenant

Build passive income and wealth by purchasing an investment 2 flat to create a positive cash flow. 

It’s relatively easy to figure out whether buying a two-flat makes sense. Just do the math, calculating how much the mortgage, taxes and insurance will cost each month and how much you can likely charge in rent per unit. If you can’t cover the total costs by renting out both units, don’t buy it. 



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