Crafting Your Experience

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Good City Group

Walk The Line

Follow the Good City Group, connect the Jefferson Park, Forest Glen and Sauganash neighborhoods and find out about their history. Encounter new experiences, understand how the Northwest side of Chicago has played a crucial role in the social, urban and environmental development of the region.

  • 1.

    Forest Glen Arts

    Forest Glen Arts

    The mural was made possible thanks to the work of the neighborhood association.

  • 2.

    Introduction

    Introduction

    "Jefferson Court" alley is a short cut from the multi-modal station to the neighborhoods.

  • 3.

    Forest Glen Nature

    Forest Glen Nature

    This is a rare Forest Preserve of Cook County  location within the Chicago city limits.

  • 4.

    Sauganash History

    Sauganash History

    Rogers Avenue follows the historic Indian Boundary Line, drawn in 1816.

  • 5.

    Jefferson Park Arts

    Jefferson Park Arts

    The Ed Paschke Art Center opened in June 2014 to serve as a platform for the artistic community.

  • 6.

    Jefferson Park History

    Jefferson Park History

    Jefferson Township is formed in 1850, the village being laid out by David L. Roberts in 1855.

  • 7.

    Sauganash Nature

    Sauganash Nature

    Two abandoned railroads are turned into bike trails, from woods to Skokie Lagoon.

  • 8.

    Forest Glen History

    Forest Glen History

    Captain Hazelton builds the Glen's first farm and orchard in 1866.

  • 9.

    Sauganash Arts

    Sauganash Arts

    This mural combined the efforts of the community with those of commissioned artists.

  • 10.

    Jefferson Park Nature

    Jefferson Park Nature

    This park occupies land given by the David L. Roberts family, following  his will and layout.

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