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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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Lincoln Park

How did the neighborhood of Lincoln Park get its name? The obvious would be after the 1,200-acre park by the same name. However, before 1860 this open land was actually a massive cemetery. Due to sanitation concerns, the city removed most of the bodies to create a green space. This space was to be called …

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