Far North Side
Forest Glen is home to many city administrators, lawyers, judges, and political figures. Forest Glen’s far northwest locale secluded it from the city surrounded by forest preserves, parks and the North Branch of the Chicago River. As Chicago urbanization grew outward, railroad stops at Forest Glen and Edgebrook ushered in commuter settlement by the 1880s.
Progress was stilted by the relative seclusion of Forest Glen from the city until the 1920s, when home building was prioritized. By 1940 Forest Glen showed signs of being a wealthy community with fine homes, mostly residential in nature.
There were few apartments or townhouses, though homes in the area were starkly diverse and stratified. Currently, the community continues to be stable, compared to most of Chicago, with a sense of political power. To this day, the area remains home to a majority white, Roman Catholic community.
For we are powerless before this great multitude... but our eyes are on Thee. - 2 Chronicles 20:12
information courtesy of Moody Publishers
"Chicago Neighborhood Prayer Guide" by Dr. John Fuder with Elizabeth Koenig