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The Neighborhood Of Bridgeport
Bridgeport came into being more than 160 years ago, when immigrants arrived and built the Illinois & Michigan Canal to link Lake Michigan and the Illinois River. Many arrived from Italy, Lithuania, Poland, and Ireland, hoping to recreate the tight-knit communities they had left behind. These immigrants settled in “Hardscrabble”, which was renamed “Bridgeport” in 1836, after a low bridge that crossed the South Branch of the Chicago River. When the canal was built, they worked in the stockyards and packing houses of the “Back of the Yards” to the immediate south.

With the completion of the Canal Origins Park early in the 21st century, Bridgeport will be a noticeable forerunner in the redevelopment of Chicago’s neighborhoods. The park will be located at the site of the former Fuller Street Bridge (near Ashland Avenue and 27th Street), the crossing that's credited with giving Bridgeport its name. Bridgeport is south of the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) and north of Pershing Road. The Chicago and Western Indiana tracks form its eastern boundary and Ashland Avenue is on its west. The four-block-wide eastern vertical strip of the neighborhood, roughly between the railroad tracks and the Dan Ryan Expressway, is often lumped together with Bridgeport but actually is a separate community called Armour Square. Chinatown forms its northeast corner, sectioned off by the Stevenson. Although it may have quite a different character than its North Side counterpart “Wrigleyville”, Bridgeport boasts Comiskey Park, home of the Chicago White Sox. And while you won't find the density of restaurants and bars that Wrigleyville offers, you will find some historic, less-crowded spots for a post-game drink or meal.

Though it's mainly a residential area, Bridgeport is bisected by a busy central commercial district along Halsted Street. Here, Italian and Lithuanian restaurants mingle with Chinese grocers and discount variety stores. The Ramova Theater, shuttered but still displaying its marquee, is the only visible reminder of the half-dozen theaters that used to dot the neighborhood. An evening in Bridgeport is best enjoyed in one of its many taverns or restaurants. Unless, of course, there's a game at Comiskey, in which case follow the bright lights illuminating the sky above 35th Street near the Dan Ryan.

A chalk mural at the Polo Cafe (on Morgan Street) illustrates interesting spots around the Bridgeport. Many are churches, still standing even though they were built in the late 1800’s. Also depicted in the mural are five Chicago mayors who were born in Bridgeport, including Richard J. Daley, who lived there his entire life, and his son Richard M. Daley. More than anything else, Bridgeport offers an atmosphere of family, church, and home.
Important Information For Bridgeport:
Residential Parking Permits - Vehicle Stickers

 
 
Featured Businesses Serving Bridgeport
Law Offices of Roy Kessel
847-253-0700
3255 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 51
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Email:
rkessel@kessellaw.com
Let KesselLaw help protect your interest in the real estate transaction process. We have 15 years experience handling transactions in the Chicago area so we are able to make this a smooth experience for you. We have reasonable flat fee rates for residential transactions.

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Mustang List
847-541-2811
3400 Dundee Road, Suite 340
Northbrook, IL 60062

Email:
support@mustanglist.com
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Mustang Internet Services, Inc.
847-541-2811
951 Dunham Lane
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Email:
info@mustanginternetservices.com
World class Internet programming and hosting services.

For more info, go to:
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Chicago Health Insurance
888-364-2242
3000 Lakeside Drive, Suite 200 South
Bannockburn, IL 60015

Email:
marcus.newman@gcgfinancial.com
GCG Financial is a comprehensive financial services firm committed to helping our clients improve their long-term financial success. We offer a wide range of quality financial products and the advice and expertise of some of the best financial professionals in the industry.

For more info, go to:
http://chicagohealthinsurance.com
 
Utilities Serving Bridgeport
Local Phone CompaniesAmeritech
30 South Wacker, 34th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
800-244-4444
Electric CompaniesComEd
P.O. Box 805379
Chicago, IL 60680-5379
800-334-7661
Gas CompaniesNicor Gas
P.O. Box 190
Aurora, IL 60507-0190
888-642-6748
 
Government Offices Serving Bridgeport
Drivers Licenses and Vehicle Registration/ License PlatesChicago Central Driver Services Facility
100 West Randolph, Concourse level
Chicago, IL 60601
312-793-1010
 
Schools Serving Bridgeport
Elementary Schools
Ambrose Plamondon School2642 W 15th Pl(773) 534-1789
Armour Elementary School950 W 33rd Pl(773) 535-4530
Armour Elementary School950 W 33rd Pl(773) 535-4530
Arthur A Libby School5300 S Loomis Blvd(773) 535-9050
Attucks Elementary School3813 S Dearborn St(773) 535-1270
Beethoven Elementary School25 W 47th St(773) 535-1480
Beethoven Elementary School25 W 47th St(773) 535-1480
Bridgeport Grade School1300 N Main St618-945-5721
Chalmers Elementary School2745 W Roosevelt Rd(773) 534-1720
Colman Elementary School4655 S Dearborn St(773) 535-1450
Cooper Branch School1645 W 18th Pl(773) 534-7363
Daniel H Williams School2710 S Dearborn St(773) 534-9225
Dela Cruz School2317 W 23rd Pl(773) 535-4585
El Centro De La Causa School731 W 17th St(773) 534-7906
Evangical Mc Kinley School1326 W 14th Pl(773) 534-7764
Everett Elementary School3419 S Bell Ave(773) 535-4550
Finkle School2332 S Western Ave(773) 535-5850
Graham Elementary School4436 S Union Ave(773) 535-1308
Graham Elementary School4436 S Union Ave(773) 535-1308
Graham Primary School745 W 45th St(773) 535-1315
Hamline Branch School1548 W 48th St(773) 535-4565
Hamline Elementary School4747 S Bishop St(773) 535-4565
Hartigan Elementary School8 W Root St(773) 535-1460
Healy Elementary School3010 S Parnell Ave(773) 534-9190
Hedges West School4951 S Seeley Ave(773) 535-9220
Helen J Mc Corkle Elementary4421 S State St(773) 535-1793
Holden Elementary School1104 W 31st St(773) 535-7200
Investigations School1819 W Pershing Rd(773) 535-7510
Irma Ruiz Elementary School2410 S Leavitt St(773) 535-4825
James Hedges School4747 S Winchester Ave(773) 535-7360
James R Doolittle Primary Schl521 E 35th St(773) 535-1050
James Ward Elementary School2701 S Shields Ave(773) 534-9050
John A Walsh School2031 S Peoria St(773) 534-7950
John B Drake Elementary School2722 S Dr Martin L King Jr Dr(773) 534-9129
John C Haines School247 W 23rd Pl(773) 534-9200
John Farren Elementary School5055 S State St(773) 535-1440
John H Hamline Branch School1548 W 48th St(773) 535-4790
John M Smyth School1059 W 13th St(773) 534-7180
Joseph Jungman School1746 S Miller St(773) 534-7375
Joseph Medill Primary School1301 W 14th St(773) 534-7750
Lara Augustin School4619 S Wolcott Ave(773) 535-4389
Libby Annex Schools5338 S Loomis Blvd(773) 535-9350
M Sheridan Elementary School533 W 27th St(773) 534-9120
Mary C Terrell School5410 S State St(773) 535-1490
Mc Clellan Elementary School3527 S Wallace St(773) 535-1732
Nathanael Greene Schools3525 S Honore St(773) 535-4560
Parkman Elementary School245 W 51st St(773) 535-1740
Perez Elementary School Anx2001 S Throop St(773) 534-7695
Perez School1241 W 19th St(773) 534-7650
Pershing Elementary School3113 S Rhodes Ave(773) 534-9272
Peter Cooper School1624 W 19th St(773) 534-7205
Philip Armour School911 W 32nd Pl(773) 535-7298
Pickard Elementary School2301 W 21st Pl(773) 535-7280
Plamondon Elementary School2642 W 15th Pl(773) 534-1790
Richard J Daley School5024 S Wolcott Ave(773) 535-9091
Robert Abbott Elementary Schl3630 S Wells St(773) 535-1660
Robert Fulton School5300 S Hermitage Ave(773) 535-9000
Robert Fulton School5300 S Hermitage Ave(773) 535-9000
Robert Healy Annex School3040 S Parnell Ave(773) 534-9170
Santa Lucia School3017 S Wells St(312) 326-1839
Seward Branch School4541 S Wood St(773) 535-4198
Sherman Elementary School1000 W 52nd St(773) 535-1757
South Loop Branch School1915 S Federal St(773) 534-9065
Visitation Grammar School900 W Garfield Blvd(773) 373-5200
Whittier Elementary School1900 W 23rd St(773) 535-4590
William E Gladstone School1231 S Damen Ave(773) 534-7266
Williams Elementary School2710 S Dearborn St(312) 294-4731
Middle Schools
Ambrose Plamondon School2642 W 15th Pl(773) 534-1789
Arthur A Libby School5300 S Loomis Blvd(773) 535-9050
Cesar Chavez Mac4747 S Marshfield Ave(773) 535-4600
Dela Cruz School2317 W 23rd Pl(773) 535-4585
Doolittle East Interm School535 E 35th St(773) 535-1040
Hedges Middle School1954 W 48th St(773) 535-4680
Hedges West School4951 S Seeley Ave(773) 535-9220
John C Haines School247 W 23rd Pl(773) 534-9200
John M Smyth School1059 W 13th St(773) 534-7180
Joseph Medill Intrmdt School1326 W 14th Pl(773) 534-7760
Mary C Terrell School5410 S State St(773) 535-1490
Perez School1241 W 19th St(773) 534-7650
Richard J Daley School5024 S Wolcott Ave(773) 535-9091
Robert Fulton School5300 S Hermitage Ave(773) 535-9000
Santa Lucia School3017 S Wells St(312) 326-1839
William E Gladstone School1231 S Damen Ave(773) 534-7266
High Schools
Benito Juarez High School2150 S Laflin St(773) 534-7030
Cristo Rey High School1852 W 22nd Pl(773) 254-4080
De La Salle High School3455 S Wabash Ave(312) 842-7355
Garfield Alternative High Schl220 W 45th Pl(773) 924-0543
Red Hill High School908 Church St618-945-2521
Richards Vocational High Schl5009 S Laflin St(773) 535-4945
Simpson High School1321 S Paulina St(773) 534-7811
Tilden High School4747 S Union Ave(773) 535-1625
 
 

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