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Local residents cruise through neighborhood on trolley

The 2012 community tour sponsored by the 63rd Street Growth Commission kicked off Thursday at the Balzkeas Museum.

Close to 15 area residents boarded a San Francisco-style trolley and cruised throughout the Chicago and West Lawn neighborhoods learning the history of the area while visiting current local businesses.

Tour guide Kathy Headley, a Chicago Lawn resident for over 20 years and a member of the Chicago Lawn Historical Society, led the tour. Headley shared stories from the tumultuous history surrounding Marquette Park, which includes a racial protest with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Guests also made stops at J&R Variety on Pulaski Road to do some shopping, at new ice cream shop, Delicias del Rancho near the 8th District Police Station, for a sweet treat and ended with lunch at Marios Tacos along the 4300 block of 63rd Street.

There will be a second tour in two weeks on Thursday, July 26. Charge is $10. Call Caitlin Gath at 773-362-3391 for more information.

Posted in Local Businesses, Community Events

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