If Cecil ever decides to train his laser-like focus on another Chicago-based issue, perhaps he can get to the bottom of this mystery: what is the proper name of the north side neighborhood - is it Lakeview (one word) or Lake View (two words)?
My own research has returned decidedly mixed messages. The official Chicago Community Areas list of 77 regions, as hosted at cityofchicago.org, uses the two-word appellation. As does the local High School, and the appropriate listing at the important sounding “Encyclopedia of Chicago.”
However, the chamber of commerce, who should know what they’re talking about, uses the non-spaced “Lakeview.” Also, an informal poll at a North-Side based Facebook group returned a unanimous and vehement insistence that it is Lakeview. Local alderman Tom Tunney, on his website, seems to go both ways (no pun intended). And Wikipedia, perhaps not surprising, also shows signs of confusion on the issue.
Does anyone have any definitive information on this topic? Cecil, please enlighten us!!