Pill Hill

Pill Hill, whose name is attributed to the large number of doctors employed at the nearby South Chicago Community Hospital during the 1960s that took up residence in the "grand homes situated atop the Stony Island ridge," is a small neighborhood within the Calumet Heights community area. "The area's once-important factories began closing down" in the 1940s, and the neighborhood began seeing a demographic shift. "Old blue-collar factory laborers moved out and young white-collar workers moved in," and the community transformed into a solidly middle class enclave. This shift was a precursor to Pill Hill's rise in the 70s, and it helped the area gain the reputation as being a place with nice homes and above average wealth compared to the rest of Chicago.