Chicago is the third largest city in the United States, with a population of nearly three million people. Our scenic lakeside location, diverse cultural offerings, award-winning architecture and museums and 77 neighborhoods -- each with its own unique flavor reflecting the character and values of America's heartland -- are a few of the compelling reasons to live here.

Our city has something for everyone -- a wide variety of superb museums for culture buffs, five major league sports teams for fans, award-winning theater, amazing restaurants, more than 500 parks and 100 ethnic communities and neighborhoods.

Chicago has become a national leader in the urban green movement, with America’s second largest public transportation system and a program to make Chicago one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country. As a multicultural city that thrives on the harmony and diversity of its neighborhoods, few cities in the world can match the character and culture of Chicago.

Our neighborhood of Roseland/Pullman has a rich and storied history and is experiencing a renaissance as Chicagoans from all areas work to ensure that the children and residents of Roseland/Pulllman have incredible opportunities. Roseland has recently been featured in the New York Times bestseller How Children Succeed as well as the CNN series Chicagoland. Pullman was recently named an urban national park (similar to Lowell, Massachusetts) and is the first national park in Illinois. Roseland/Pullman's educational landscape is reflected in the harsh reality that only 2% of students in Roseland/Pullman graduate from a four-year college within six years of high school graduation. Our mission is to make that 100%, and we are well on our way!

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