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Harrison and Halsted

Proximity to the CircleThe location of the new undergraduate campus was important to the city and the University of Illinois. The 105-acre plot of land on the city’s Near West Side was easily accessible by public transportation, including buses, trains, and a new expressway system. Its proximity to the circular interchange of three major expressways led to the original campus name: the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle.

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Harrison-Halsted Neighborhood

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