What's in a name: Canaryville, Portage Park, Tri-Taylor - FOX 32 News Chicago

What's in a name: Canaryville, Portage Park, Tri-Taylor

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

It’s that time again. You asked for more, and we answered.

As it turns out, Chicagoans want to know the history behind their favorite neighborhood name – so FOX 32's Jake Hamilton went back to the man who knows best: Chicago History Museum archivist Peter Alter.

We started out on the west side with the neighborhood of Tri-Taylor. From there, we traveled northwest to the neighborhood of Portage Park.

And while Canaryville on the South Side has at least six possible explanations behind its name, Peter has his own theory as to which one is correct.

Every name has a story. So until next time, send FOX 32 your neighborhood name and we just might give you the story!

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