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Goose Island

🤓Where does the name Goose Island come from?  If the beer was your first guess…it definitely predates the Goose Island Beer Company, which didn’t get its start until 1988.  This neighborhood naming is a bit of a mystery, but it has been said it was borrowed from the Irish settlers who raised geese as livestock. …

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Bucktown

Why is Bucktown called Bucktown? Now a very upscale neighborhood with tons of restaurants, bars, shops, the 606 trail, and million dollar single family homes. It once wasn’t so high end. Over 100 years ago, it was basically a bunch of farms. The neighborhood mostly consisted of European settlers raising goats, cows, and even chickens …

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