We service all neighborhoods of Chicago including: Albany Park, Altgeld Gardens, Andersonville, Archer Heights, Armour Square, Ashburn, Ashburn Estates, Auburn Gresham, Austin, Avalon Park, Avondale, Back of the Yards, Belmont Central, Belmont Cragin, Belmont Gardens, Belmont Heights, Belmont Terrace, Beverly, Beverly View, Beverly Woods, Big Oaks, Norwood Park, Boystown, Bowmanville, Brainerd, Brickyard, Bridgeport, Brighton Park, Bronzeville, Douglas, Bucktown, Budlong Woods, Buena Park, Burnside, Cabrini–Green, Calumet Heights, Canaryville, Central Station, Chatham, Chicago Lawn, Chinatown, Chrysler Village, Clearing, Clarendon Park, Clearing East, Clearing West, Cottage Grove Heights, Cragin, Crestline, Dearborn Homes, Dearborn Park, Douglas, Douglas Park, Dunning, East Beverly, East Chatham, East Garfield Park, East Hyde Park, East Pilsen, East Village, Eden Green, Edgebrook, Edgewater, Edgewater Beach, Edgewater Glen, Edison Park, Englewood, Fernwood, Fifth City, Ford City, West Lawn, Forest Glen, Fuller Park, Fulton River District, Gage Park, Galewood, The Gap, Douglas, Garfield Ridge, Gladstone Park, Gold Coast, Golden Gate, Goose Island, Graceland West, Grand Boulevard, Grand Crossing, Greater Grand Crossing, Greektown, Gresham, Groveland Park, Hamilton Park, Hanson Park, Heart of Chicago, Hermosa, Hegewisch, Hollywood Park, Homan Square, North Lawndale, Humboldt Park, Hermosa, Hyde Park, Illinois Medical District, Irving Park, Irving Woods, The Island, Jackowo, Jackson Park Highlands, Jefferson Park, K-Town, Kelvyn Park, Kennedy Park, Kensington, Kenwood, Kilbourn Park, Kosciuszko Park (The Land of Koz), Lake Meadows, Lake View East, Lakewood / Balmoral, LeClaire Courts, Legends South (Robert Taylor Homes), Lake View, Lilydale, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, Logan Square, Lithuanian Plaza, Little Italy, Little Village, Logan Square, Longwood Manor, The Loop, Lower West Side, Loyola, Magnificent Mile, Margate Park, Marquette Park, Marshall Square, Marynook, Mayfair, McKinley Park, Merchant Park, Montclare, Morgan Park, Mount Greenwood, Museum Campus, Near East Side, Near West Side, Near North Side, New Chinatown, New City, Noble Square, North Austin, North Center, North Halsted, North Kenwood, North Lawndale, North Mayfair, North Park, Nortown, Norwood Park East, Norwood Park, Norwood Park West, Norwood Park, North Park, North Lawndale, Oakland, O'Hare, Old Edgebrook, Old Irving Park, Old Norwood, Old Town, Old Town Triangle, Oriole Park, Palmer Square, Park Manor, Park West, Parkview, Peterson Park, Pill Hill, Pilsen, Polish Downtown, Polish Village, Portage Park, Prairie Avenue Historic District, Prairie Shores, Princeton Park, Roseland, Printer's Row, Pulaski Park, Pullman, Ranch Triangle, Ravenswood, Ravenswood Gardens, Ravenswood Manor, River North, River West, River's Edge, Riverdale, Rogers Park, Roscoe Village, Rosehill, Roseland, Rosemoor, Roseland, Saint Ben's, North Center, Sauganash, Schorsch Forest View, Schorsch Village, Scottsdale, Sheffield Neighbors, Sheridan Park, Sleepy Hollow, Smith Park, South Austin, South Chicago, South Commons, South Deering, South East Ravenswood, South Edgebrook, South Lawndale, South Loop, South Shore, Stateway Gardens, Stony Island Park, Streeterville, South Shore, South Lawndale, Talley's Corner, Tri-Taylor, Ukrainian Village, Union Ridge, University Village, Uptown, The Villa, Vittum Park, Garfield Ridge, Wacławowo, Washington Heights, Washington Park, Wentworth Gardens, West Beverly, West Chatham, West Chesterfield, West DePaul, West Elsdon, West Englewood, West Garfield Park, West Humboldt Park, West Lakeview, West Lawn, West Loop Gate, West Morgan Park, West Pullman, West Ridge, West Rogers Park, West Town, West Woodlawn, Woodlawn, Wicker Park, Wildwood, Woodlawn, Wrightwood, Wrightwood Neighbors and of course Wrigleyville.
We service all suburbs of Chicago including: Algonquin, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Berwyn, Bannockburn, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Bolingbrook, Brookfield, Burr Ridge, Carol Stream, Carpentersville, Clarendon Hills, Cicero, Deerfield, DeKalb, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, Elgin, Elmhurst, Evanston, Evergreen Park, Fox River Grove, Gary, Geneva, Glencoe, Glenview, Gurnee, Hammond, Highland Park, Highwood, Hinsdale, Hoffman Estates, Hollywood, Hometown, Hubbard Woods, Joliet, La Grange, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Lemont, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Lincolnwood, Lisle, Lockport, Lyons, Kenilworth, Kenosha, Michigan City, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Mundelein, Niles, Naperville, Northbrook, Northfield, Norwood Park, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Orland Park, Oak Brook, Palatine, Park Ridge, Racine, Ravinia, River Forest, Rockford, Roseland, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Schaumburg, St. Charles, Skokie, Tinley Park, Waukegan, Western Springs, Wheaton, Wheeling, Wilmette and Winnetka for all your luxury eyeglasses, high-end sunglasses and prescription lenses.
Located in the center of the United States on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago has become a vibrant, world-class city that is rich in history.
According to explorers' accounts from the 1600's, the Illinois Indians were the first people to claim a land they named "Chicaugou." It meant powerful, strong or great and was used by many tribal chiefs to signify that they were "great" chiefs.
The first explorers to set foot on the site destined to become Chicago were Louis Joliet and Father Jacques Marquette. The two explorers were commissioned by the French government in 1673. Father Marquette returned to the area one year later to establish an Indian mission.
Chicago's first settler, Jean Baptiste Point DuSable, came to the area around 1780. He traded furs with the Indians on the north bank of the Chicago River, where he lived with his wife Catherine until 1796. He and his family then left with their children and moved to Peoria, Illinois.
Though Chicago suffered a series of setbacks, including the Fort Dearborn Massacre by a tribe of hostile Indians and the 1812 War between the United States and Great Britain, it was able to maintain its territorial possessions and expand its boundaries.
With the development of the railroad and the Illinois/Michigan Canal, Chicago advanced as the leader in the cattle, hog, lumber and wheat industries. Word spread that the city was full of opportunities, and by the mid 1850’s, as many as 100,000 immigrants came to the city annually seeking land and jobs.
In 1860, Chicago hosted the Republican National Convention which nominated Illinois' own Abraham Lincoln as the presidential candidate. One year later, during Lincoln's presidential term, the Civil War began.
Post-war Chicago was unstoppable. The population grew, grain shipments doubled and merchants prospered.
On October 8, 1871, the Great Chicago Fire destroyed most of the city's central area. It started in the lumber district on the city's West Side. Mrs. O'Leary's cow allegedly knocked over a kerosene lamp that started the fire. By October 10, the fire had destroyed nearly four square miles of the city, claimed at least 250 lives and left 100,000 residents homeless. More than 17,000 buildings were destroyed and property damages were estimated at $200 million.
After the fire, a greater Chicago emerged. Internationally acclaimed architects flocked to the city for its reconstruction. Within a few years, Chicago was resurrected and chosen to host the 1893 World Columbian Exposition for 27.5 million visitors.
At the close of the Exposition, the city experienced a financial decline. However, Chicago reorganized to grow and once again to become economically sound.
Today, Chicago is a dynamic and culturally diverse city. It is an international center for both business and leisure travel, due in part to the city’s transportation accessibility, a thriving business community, and world-class hotels, restaurants, shopping and attractions.
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