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The name Chicago derives from a word in the language spoken by the Miami and Illinois peoples meaning striped skunk, a word they also applied to the wild leek (known to later botanists as Allium tricoccum). This became the Indian name for the Chicago River, in recognition of the presence of wild leeks in the watershed. When early French explorers began adopting the word, with a variety of spellings, in the late seventeenth century, it came to refer to the site at the mouth of the Chicago River.

The Chicago & North Western Railway, created during the late 1850s by the merger of several small railroads in Illinois and Wisconsin, was led during its early years by William B. Ogden, Chicago's first mayor. In 1864, the Chicago & North Western absorbed the Galena & Chicago Union, which in 1848 had been the city's first railroad. Between 1872 and 1910, under the leadership of Marvin Hughitt, the length of track in the road's rail network grew from about 1,400 miles to nearly 10,000 miles. The railroad served areas concentrated in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota. Although the company went bankrupt during the Great Depression, it survived into the second half of the twentieth century. By 1961, the Chicago & North Western Railway had over $200 million in annual revenues and about 16,000 employees nationwide. In 1968, it absorbed the Chicago Great Western, a smaller competitor.

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That same year, the transportation company became part of a conglomerate, Northwest Industries; four years later, the railroad was spun off and sold to its employees, becoming the Chicago & North Western Transportation Co. In 1986, when the railroad's annual revenues were nearly $1 billion, it became known as CNW Corp. It finally ceased to exist as an independent railroad in 1995, when it was bought by another old railroad company, the Union Pacific Corp. See also Northwest Industries Inc.

Chicago Neighborhoods in Which We Have Performed Wedding Photography
Below is a partial list of neighborhoods in which we have performed wedding photography:
Rogers Park
West Ridge
Lincoln Square
Edison Park
Norwood Park
Jefferson Park
Forest Glen
North Park
Albany Park
North Center
Lincoln Park
Logan Square
Portage Park
Irving Park
Blemont Cragin
Near North Side
Near South Side
Humbolt Park
West Town
West Garfield Park
East Garfield Park
Near West Side
North Lawndale
South Lawndale
Lower West Side
Garfield Ridge
Archer Heights
Brighton Park
McKinley Park
New City
West Elsdon
Gage Park
West Lawn
Chicago Lawn
West Englewood
Armour Square
Chicago, Illinois
The city of Chicago, Illinois is one of our most favorite cities in which to capture wedding photography. The beautiful town of Chicago gives us many opportunities to perform our photojournalist wedding style as well as traditional wedding style of photography.

In addition to Chicago, other favorite towns we have enjoyed performing wedding photography in include: Naperville, Joliet, Schaumburg, Oakbrook and Lombard.

Chicago Wedding Photography Galleries and Articles
Use the links below to view photos from Chicago Illinois Weddings and other Chicago Weddings as well as articles which can assist you in preparing your Chicago Wedding. Photos and articles include: wedding dresses, wedding shoes, wedding cakes, wedding flowers, wedding invitations, and more!
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Specials for Chicago Weddings

We have several specials currently being offered for Chicago Weddings. See our pricing page for our current specials as well as pricing for:

  • Traditional Wedding Albums
  • Matted Wedding Albums
  • Coffee Table Books
  • Flush Mount Albums
  • High Resolution Digital Negatives
  • Prints in Color, Black & White, and Sepia
  • Digital Photo Albums
  • Musical Photo Show DVDs
  • Photo Composites
  • Special Effects

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