Dunning, Chicago

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Dunning is one of 77 officially designated community areas of the city of Chicago, Illinois. Dunning also is a neighborhood located on the Northwest Side of the city.

The neighborhood is home to Wilbur Wright College and the Eli's Cheesecake factory.[1]

It is also the location of the Chicago-Read Mental Health Center, formerly known as Cook County Insane Asylum and commonly referred to, in its day, as simply "Dunning."[2]

Dunning currently borders the villages of Harwood Heights, Norridge, River Grove, as well as Elmwood Park. Many of the neighborhood's residents are city workers, including police officers and firefighters.

References[change | change source]

  1. Collins, Arnold. "Let them eat Cheesecake, Dunning". Chicago Sun-Times. September 7, 2007. S1.
  2. Duis, Perry (July 1, 1998), Challenging Chicago: coping with everyday life, 1837-1920, Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press, p. 328, ISBN 978-0-252-02394-1