About Rogers Park
Rogers Park or East Rogers Park is the northernmost neighborhood community of Chicago, Illinois, USA, bordering the City of Evanston and Howard Street to the north, Ridge Boulevard to the west, Lake Michigan to the east, and Devon Avenue to the south. Rogers Park is the location of the lakeshore campus of Loyola University Chicago and its famous Madonna Della Strada, chapel church of Chicago’s Jesuit community.
Rogers Park continued to see massive changes in its demographics into the twenty first century. The 2000 census data showed it to be one of the most diverse American communities in the country, with a robust mix of ethnic backgrounds, languages, age diversity, and a wide range of family incomes. Rogers Park contains many houses of prayer of different religions and denominations.
Rogers Park is currently struggling with gentrification. The population is divided on the issue. The elected officials as well as Loyola University favor gentrification. The opposition to gentrification is lead by some local residents and the Rogers Park Community Action Network (RPCAN).