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18

Apr

2018

There Goes the Neighborhood?

Author: Steve Moskal

Sears is closing their last store located within the city of Chicago.

 

It is the one on the northwest side at the Six Corners area. That’s where Irving Park Road, Cicero and Milwaukee avenues intersect, creating a hub of retail and commercial activity that has anchored the northwest side neighborhood, known as Portage Park. The history of the name dates back to the French explorers. The explorers and their Native American guides would portage canoes across the area, linking the Chicago River on the east and the Des Plaines River to the west.

 

It is also where I grew up.

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