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West Lawn, Chicago

Administration
Full nameWest Lawn
Official nameCommunity Area 65 - West Lawn
Settlement typeCommunity area
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyCook
CityChicago
Geography
Total Area3 sq mi (7.72 km2)
Demography
Total Population29235 (2000)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Demographics
White42.9%
Black2.60%
Hispanic51.9%
Asian0.93%
Other1.66%
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Codespart of 60629
Median income$47,017

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West Lawn, one of Chicago's 77 official community areas, is located on the southwest side of the city. It is considered to be a "melting pot" of sorts, due to its constant change of races moving in and out of the area, as well as the diversity that exists there. It has a small town atmosphere in the big city. West Lawn is home to many Polish-Americans, Irish-Americans, Mexican-Americans, and other people of Latin American and Eastern European origin. The current Alderman of the West Lawn community is Alderman Frank Olivo.

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Huntsville school custodian chosen by Oprah as 'working hero' - al.com (blog) Tweet this news
al.com (blog)--The -Westlawn- Middle School custodian was chosen to be on Oprah's show as a working hero. HUNTSVILLE, AL -- Denise Wiggins is so busy between her many jobs ... - Date : Sat, 13 Nov 2010 14:54:30 GMT+00:00
Russians Tour Chicago Lawn Neighborhood - Southwest News-Herald Tweet this news
Southwest News-Herald--To reserve your seat on the San Francisco-style trolley that winds around the neighborhoods of -Chicago- Lawn and -West Lawn- and learn more about the history ... - Date : Fri, 22 Oct 2010 11:03:46 GMT+00:00
Oak Lawn man charged in Halloween murder in Chicago, 2nd man shot - Examiner.com Tweet this news
Examiner.com--Police say Marcus Calhoun, 23, of the 4500 block of -West- 102nd Place, got into an argument with two men Sunday night on the 6900 block of South Wolcott in ... - Date : Wed, 03 Nov 2010 22:57:41 GMT+00:00
Hold Picnic And Celebrate Community - Southwest News-Herald Tweet this news
Southwest News-Herald--The picnic event was held at -West Lawn- Park, 4233 W. 65th St., -Chicago-. “One of the reasons why we are asked to host this event is because -West Lawn- Park is ... - Date : Fri, 06 Aug 2010 11:02:45 GMT+00:00
Funeral Service Set for Fallen Chicago (IL) Firefighter - FireEngineering.com Tweet this news
FireEngineering.com--Visitation: Thursday, August 12th (1E) (EMS 1) from 3:00 pm-9:00 pm at the Blake-Lamb Funeral Home located at 4727 -W-. 103rd St in Oak -Lawn-. ... - Date : Wed, 11 Aug 2010 14:17:18 GMT+00:00
Visitation Thursday for Firefighter Killed in Line of Duty - MyFox Chicago Tweet this news
MyFox Chicago--Visitation will begin at 3:00 pm at the Blake-Lamb Funeral Home in Oak -Lawn-. His funeral mass is scheduled for Friday at Saint John Fisher Church on the ... - Date : Thu, 12 Aug 2010 14:38:22 GMT+00:00
At least 5 wounded in multiple shootings - WGNtv.com Tweet this news
WGNtv.com--At 9:26 pm in the -Chicago Lawn- neighborhood two males were shot in the 6200 block of South Campbell Avenue. Fire and police officials say one 18-year-old ... - Date : Wed, 11 Aug 2010 05:01:55 GMT+00:00
Elderly Lakeview man beaten by masked intruder - WGNtv.com Tweet this news
WGNtv.com--The noted architect worked on the design of Marina City, the Forest Park Blue Line Station, and the -Westlawn- branch of the -Chicago- Public Library. ... - Date : Tue, 06 Jul 2010 17:54:13 GMT+00:00
West Lawn Beat Meetings Unify Residents - Southwest News-Herald Tweet this news
Southwest News-Herald---Chicago Lawn- (8th) District Beats 813 and 833 held their monthly Community Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) meeting Monday at ... - Date : Fri, 02 Jul 2010 11:09:45 GMT+00:00
Police blotter 7/13 - Southtown Star Tweet this news
Southtown Star--SUSPENDED LICENSE Jose Vargas, 30, of -Chicago-, was charged with driving on a suspended license, disobeying a traffic signal and operating an uninsured ... - Date : Tue, 13 Jul 2010 09:08:27 GMT+00:00

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