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Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois
Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois


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Community Area 01 - Rogers Park
Chicago Community Area 01 - Rogers Park
Location within the city of Chicago
Latitude
Longitude
42°0.6′N, 87°40.2′W
Neighborhoods
ZIP Code 60626
Area 4.79 km² (1.85 mi²)
Population (2000)
Density
63,484 (down 9.35% from 1990)
13,249.4 /km²
Demographics White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
31.8%
29.6%
27.8%
6.40%
4.48%
Median income $31,602 USD
Source: U.S. Census, Record Information Services
Mundelein College at Loyola University Chicago was once the tallest building in Rogers Park.
A statue of Ignatius of Loyola stands in a courtyard near Sheridan Road at Loyola Avenue.
A statue of Ignatius of Loyola stands in a courtyard near Sheridan Road at Loyola Avenue.

Rogers Park or often incorrectly East Rogers Park is the northernmost of the Chicago community areas in Chicago, Illinois. It is bounded by the City of Evanston at Juneway Terrace and Howard Street to the north, Ridge Boulevard to the west, Devon Avenue to the south and Lake Michigan to the east. The neighborhood just to the west is often called West Rogers Park, although its formal name is West Ridge. Rogers Park is anchored by Loyola University Chicago and the Jesuit religious order. Historic places of interest include Madonna Della Strada and the site of the former palatial Granada Theatre. The city Chicago, Illinois, is divided into seventy-seven community areas. ... Image File history File links Chicago Community Area 01 - Rogers Park Created with Macromedia Fireworks 4 PNG-8 Websnap adaptive color palette 172 colors Index transparency File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Latitude,usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter phi, , gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the equator. ... Longitude is the east-west geographic coordinate measurement most commonly utilized in cartography and global navigation. ... The neighborhoods of Chicago are less well-defined than Chicagos seventy-seven community areas. ... Mr. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 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Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Incorporated City in 1872. ... Devon Avenue (IPA pronunciation: ) is a major east-west thoroughfare in the Chicago metropolitan area. ... Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America, and the only one in the group located entirely within the United States. ... West Ridge or West Rogers Park is a middle to upper middle class neighborhood located on the far north side of Chicago, Illinois. ... A garden sign welcomes residents and visitors to Rogers Park as home of Loyola University Chicago. ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... A Taoist monk playing an instrument. ... Madonna Della Strada, patroness of the Society of Jesus and revered by Jesuits throughout the world. ... The Granada Theatre, 6427-41 North Sheridan Road (in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago) was a movie theatre constructed for the Marks Brothers, who, in 1926, were major theatre operators in Chicago. ...

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Native American roots

The Rogers Park area was developed on what once was the convergence of two Native American trails, now known as Rogers Avenue and Ridge Boulevard, pre-dating modern metropolitan Chicago. The Potawatomi and various other regional tribes often settled in Rogers Park from season to season. The name of Indian Boundary Park in Rogers Park reflects this history. Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ... Rain dance, Kansas, c. ...


Rogers Park was named after a pioneer settler and developer Phillip Rogers. Rogers often traded and worked with the local tribes. Envisioning a future settlement, Rogers eventually purchased the land from the tribes for later development.


Becoming part of Chicago

From 1830 and 1850, waves of immigrants from Luxembourg and Germany came to Rogers Park, where farming was the main industry. The average price of land at the time was $1.25 an acre ($309/km²), and the dominant crops were hay and cucumbers for pickles and onions[citation needed]. On April 29, 1878, Rogers Park was incorporated as a village of Illinois governed by six trustees. In 1893, the village was annexed to the City of Chicago. Successive generations brought about vast cultural changes to the village. Elite Chicagoans began to move to new planned communities in the suburbs by the 1930s, which ushered in the migration of Germans, English and Irish and Jewish families to Rogers Park. With the settlement of these migrants, their cultural traditions flourished[citation needed]. Stacked hay in Romania Haystacks on stilts in Paddy fields, North Kanara, India Hay is dried grass or legumes cut, stored, and used for animal feed, particularly for grazing animals like cattle, horses, goats and sheep. ... Binomial name L. The cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family Cucurbitaceae, which includes squash, and in the same genus as the muskmelon. ... A deli pickle. ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Cultural diversity

Rogers Park continued to see massive changes in its demographics into the twenty first century. The 2000 census data showed it to be one of the most diverse communities in the country, with a robust mix of ethnic backgrounds, languages, age diversity, and a wide range of family incomes. This diversity has been affected by the gentrification of the community. Much of the rental housing converted to condominiums since 2000 housed racial and ethnic minority households, while more than 90% of the new homeowners are white households, according to the Woodstock Institute [1], a nonprofit advocacy and research organization.


Rogers Park contains many houses of prayer of different religions and denominations.


Current Issues

Rogers Park is currently going through a period of gentrification. The population is divided on the issue. The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...


Both alderman, Loyola University, and many property owners in Rogers Park support the gentrification currently going on in Rogers Park.[citation needed] Among those actively organizing against gentrification are the Rogers Park Community Action Network, Organization of the Northeast, the North of Howard Leadership Forum, and many individual block clubs and community groups.


Those in favor of gentrification point out that property values increase, that it brings investment to the community, increases property ownership and reduces crime in general.[1][2]


Those opposed point out that gentrification causes displacement of low-income families and the elderly in favor of younger, more affluent singles and couples, loss of diversity and does not establish long term residence. [3] [4]


Schools

  • Chicago Waldorf School
  • Field Elementary School
  • Gale School
  • Hayt Elementary School
  • Kilmer Elementary School
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • North Shore School
  • PACTT Learning Center
  • St. Margaret Mary School
  • St. Scholastica Academy
  • Sullivan High School
  • Swift Elementary Speciality School

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Transportation

Rogers Park has several elevated Red Line stations. Travel times to The Loop are at least 45 minutes due to the general disrepair of the tracks as well as reconstruction of the Belmont and Fullerton stations.[citation needed] There is also the Metra Rogers Park station, where travel times to downtown Chicago are 20 to 23 minutes. The Red Line (Howard-Dan Ryan Service) is a heavy rail line in Chicago, run by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) as part of the Chicago L system. ... Metra (officially the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation) is Chicagolands commuter rail system, serving over 200 stations on 11 lines across the Regional Transportation Authoritys six-county service area (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties) providing over 67 million rides annually. ... Rogers Park is a Metra commuter railroad station in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the north side of Chicago. ...


Notable Residents

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Elected Officials

Aldermen

40th Ward Patrick O'Connor (D)
49th Ward Joe Moore (D) Patrick OConnor is a long-time serving alderman in Chicagos City Council. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Joseph Moore (born 1958 Chicago) is a member of the Chicago City Council, representing the 49th Ward. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...


County

10th District Mike Quigley (D) Michael Quigley is a United States politician sitting on the Cook County Board of Commissioners in Chicago, Illinois representing Chicagos northside neighborhoods of Lakeview, Uptown and Rogers Park. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...


State

Senate

7th District Carol Ronen (D)
8th District Ira Silverstein (D)
9th District Jeffery M. Schoenberg (D)
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Representative

14th District Harry Osterman (D) The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...


Federal

Representative

9th District Jan Schakowsky (D) Janice D. Jan Schakowsky (born May 22, 1944), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1999, representing the 9th District of Illinois (map). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...


Senate

Richard "Dick" Durbin (D)
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External links

References

  1. ^ Studies: Gentrification a boost for everyone.
  2. ^ What is Gentrification?.
  3. ^ What is Gentrification?.
  4. ^ Fighting Gentrification Chicago Style.

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Rogers Park, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (651 words)
It is bound by the City of Evanston at Howard Street to the north, Ridge Boulevard to the west, Devon Avenue to the south and the shores of Lake Michigan to the east.
Rogers Park was named after a pioneer settler and developer Phillip Rogers.
On April 29, 1878, Rogers Park was incorporated as a village of Illinois governed by six trustees.
Rogers Park (734 words)
The number of residents increased steadily and further growth accompanied the village's annexation to Chicago in 1893.
The 1915 annexation of the area north of Howard Street, east of the “L” tracks, and south of Calvary Cemetery, variously known as Germania and South Evanston, brought Rogers Park and Chicago a new northern boundary.
During the first half of the twentieth century Rogers Park possessed four large, elaborate movie palaces (the Howard, Adelphi, Granada, and Norshore Theaters), which ultimately succumbed to changes in the movie industry as well as different tastes among the viewing public.
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