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Blue Island is a South suburb of Chicago, Illinois, and is adjunct to the city in Cook County. It was established in 1835 as a way station for travelers on the Vincennes Trace, which was a cross-country trackway that passed through Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky. Blue Island has been a point of entry for immigrants since the 1840's. In the early 1900's, Blue Island incorporated as a city to avoid being annexed by Chicago. Again, in 1915, Blue Island residents rejected annexation while the nearby Morgan Park joined Chicago.

In 1985, Blue Island celebrated their 150th anniversary and held many events including a parade.

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