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Douglas, Chicago

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Douglas, on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, is one of 77 Chicago community areas. The neighborhood is named for Stephen A. Douglas, an Illinois politician, whose estate included a tract of land given to the federal government.[1] Camp Douglas, a Civil War camp, was located in what is now the eastern portion of the Douglas neighborhood.

Douglas gave that part of his estate at Cottage Grove and 35th to the Old University of Chicago.[2]

The Chicago 2016 Olympic bid planned for the Olympic Village to be constructed on a 37-acre (150,000 m2) truck parking lot south of McCormick Place that is mostly in the Douglas community area and partly in the Near South Side.[3]

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  1. Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 97. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.
  2. "Old University of Chicago". 2005.
  3. Hinz, Greg (2006-09-23). "Plan for 2016 Olympics disclosed". Crain Communications, Inc. Retrieved April 2, 2007.