ChicagoTribune - A view of a canal lock in Summit, Illinois, southwest of Chicago in the 1840s. (Photo Courtesy of Illinois State Historical Society)
Chicago neighborhoods have developed unique personalities that stem from their history. The history of these neighborhoods give a great insight of the establishment of Chicago and the communities in which they reside.
Eastgate Village is one of many communities located within the Near South Side neighborhood of Chicago. This neighborhood has probably seen more dramatic changes and redevelopment than any other area of Chicago.
Over the past century, the area has seen various changes. It originated as a Native American homeland and then branched out as a blue collar settlement. Later it became a statement as an elite socialite residential district and then to contributing as public housing and warehouse district. Until finally becoming a newly renovated residential area that you see today.
From hot chocolate and cozy fireplaces to skiing or ice-skating, Chicago has so much to offer!
When cold weather strikes there is a trend to stay inside and avoid the outdoors at all costs. However, instead of hibernating indoors why not embrace some of Chicago’s most unique wintertime activities that help make Chicago the city it is. From hot chocolate and cozy fireplaces to skiing or ice-skating, Chicago has so much to offer!
For the outdoor enthusiast, the McCormick-Tribune Ice Skating Rink is ideal. With Grant Park as a backdrop, Millennium Park in downtown Chicago is a terrific family-friendly wintertime destination. The ice rink, open from mid-November through early March, is at the city’s cultural epicenter, close to theaters, shopping and museums. Not only is a way to truly enjoy the wintertime, it’s FREE! Learn more here.
Need to warm up after all that shopping or skating? Swing by Medici on 57th for some hot cocoa. From a cinnamon-y Mexican version to creamy cocoa with whipped cream, this is a favorite sipping spot.