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What`s in a name? Good Day Chicago delves into neighborhoods

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

If Good Day Chicago asked you what neighborhood you live in, chances are you'd be able to answer pretty quickly. But what if we asked you why it's called that? Could you still answer?

FOX 32's Jake Hamilton did some digging on the names of some of Chicago's most iconic neighborhoods, and found some fun historical facts!

What's in a name? For some city neighborhoods, there's really not much to it, like Lakeview, Wrigleyville and the Loop. But for others, there's a history to be told - a history many of us might not even be aware of.

Good Day caught up with Chicago History Museum archivist Peter Alter. He took us through the dusty pages of Chicago history and gave us the real stories behind the names of our own backyards.

This week, we took a look at Back of the Yards, Pilsen, Streeterville and K Town.

Behind every name is a story. Whether it's obvious or one hidden in the pages of history, they're what make our city's history great. No matter what the name behind our neighborhood is, there's really one name that really matters: home.

If you're curious about the names behind your own backyard, reach out to us on the FOX Chicago News Facebook page or tweet Jake Hamilton @JakesTakes. Your neighborhood name could be featured later in the morning or on our next segment in a few weeks!

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