Gangster Hoods

Revisit the dark past of Chicago’s Most Gangster Hoods. Explore the unique histories of over 50 of the most gangster hoods in the city. Discover historical boundaries, settlement stories and more…

THE WHITE MAN’S DOLLAR IS HIS GOD, AND TO STOP THIS WILL BE TO STOP OUTRAGES IN MANY LOCALITIES.Ida B. Wells

Areas

Choose an area to hone in on a section of the city.

Central Chicago
Far North Side
Far Southeast Side
Far Southwest Side
North Side
Northwest Side
South Side
Southwest Side
West Side

Hoods

Choose a Hood to view detailed information about it.

Central Chicago

Loop
Near North Side
Near South Side

Far North Side

Albany Park
Lincoln Square
Rogers Park
Uptown

Far Southeast Side

Avalon Park
Burnside
Calumet Heights
Chatham
Pullman
Riverdale
Roseland
South Chicago
South Deering
West Pullman

Far Southwest Side

Auburn-Gresham
Morgan Park
Washington Heights

North Side

Lakeview
Lincoln Park
Logan Square
North Center
Logan Square: Bucktown

Northwest Side

Belmont-Cragin
Hermosa
Irving Park

South Side

Armour Square
Bridgeport
Douglas
Fuller Park
Grand Boulevard
Greater Grand Crossing
Kenwood
Oakland
South Shore
Washington Park
Woodlawn

Southwest Side

Archer Heights
Brighton Park
Chicago Lawn (Marquette Park)
Englewood
Gage Park
Garfield Ridge
Mckinley Park
New City
West Englewood

West Side

Lower West Side: Pilsen
Austin
East Garfield Park
Humboldt Park (West Humboldt Park)
Near West Side
North Lawndale
South Lawndale: Little Village
West Garfield Park
West Town: Southern West Town (The Patch)
West Town: Ukrainian Village
West Town: River West
West Town: Noble Square
West Town: East Village
West Town: East Humboldt Park
West Town: Wicker Park
South Lawndale: Marshall Square
Lower West Side: Heart of Chicago