Chicago - City of Broad Shoulders

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Little Italy aka University Village

Little Italy aka University Village (U of I), Taylor St is main St

Little Italy, sometimes called University Village, is a neighborhood on the Near West Side. The current boundaries of Little Italy are Ashland Avenue on the west and Morgan Street on the east, the Eisenhower Expressway on the north and Roosevelt Road to the south. It lies between the Illinois Medical District and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The community is made up of diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds as a result of immigration, urban renewal,gentrification and the growth of the resident student and faculty population of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Its Italian-American heritage primarily evident in the Italian-American restaurants of Taylor Street. The neighborhood is home to the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame as well as the historic Roman Catholic churches Our Lady of Pompeii, Notre Dame de Chicago, and Holy Family.

The recent history of the neighborhood waves of urban renewal, starting with the construction of expressways in the 1950s, the development of UIC in the 1960s, the demolition of public housing in the 1990s and 2000s, and redevelopment of Maxwell Street in the 2000s. Along with these changes, housing prices in the area have risen.
  1. Little ItalyChicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia,_Chicago
    Little Italy, sometimes called University Village, is a neighborhood on the Near West Side of Chicago, Illinois. The current boundaries of Little Italy are Ashland ...
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  3. Exploring Chicago's Little Italy Neighborhood with Your Family
    Jul 30, 2013 - Chicago's Little Italy is an ideal neighborhood to explore with your family. It is packed with restaurants, bocce courts, a museum and more.
  4. Little Italy Chicago Restaurants | OpenTable
    Find Little Italy Chicago restaurants in the Chicago area and other neighborhoods such as River North Chicago, Gold Coast Chicago, Downtown Chicago, and ...
  5. Little Italy, a Chicago Neighborhood Visitor Guide from Chicago ...
    Check out Little Italy, an interesting Chicago neighborhood located just south and west of downtown Chicago. Learn about places to stay, dining, entertainment ...
  6. Little Italy Restaurants | Urbanspoon › Restaurants › Chicago › Center
    Little Italy Restaurants. Reviews from critics, food blogs and fellow diners.
  7. Little italy Chicago, IL - Yelp
    The owner is super nice and seems to truly appreciate the customer's business. It's alittle cheaper than Naf Naf (another place I really like), and it's closer to my ...
  8. Italian restaurant little italy Chicago, IL - Yelp
    haven't found it) and a good neighborhood Asian fusion restaurant. Thalia Spice is a great little neighborhood restaurant with an eclectic menu of Malaysian, ...
  9. University Village / Little Italy restaurants, bars, events & music ...
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  10. Walk Chicago Tours - Little Italy Tour
    Taylor Street's "Little Italy", once home to almost all of Chicago's Calabrese and Sicilian immigrants, is now Chicago's "cucina Italiana" (Italian Kitchen).