Ashburn, Chicago

human settlement in Cook County, Illinois, United States of America

Ashburn, one of Chicago's 77 community areas, is located on the southwest side of the city. Greater Ashburn covers nearly five square miles.

Metra's SouthWest Service provides Monday-Saturday rail service at the Ashburn railroad station.

In 1999, The New York Times did an article on the Ashburn neighborhood as a case study in the difficulties of neighborhood integration in Chicago. Wrightwood, to the east, was the first section of the neighborhood to integrate, becoming dominately African-American.[1]

Timothy McCarthy, a retired member of the United States Secret Service who took a bullet for President Ronald Reagan during the assassination attempt by John Hinckley, Jr., was named interim village manager in July 2016.[2]


  1. "Ashburn". Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  2. Connolly, Dermot (July 14, 2016). "Chief McCarthy named interim village manager". The Regional News. Archived from the original on August 20, 2017. Retrieved November 13, 2016.

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