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Blue Island

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Blue Island is in Chicagoland, located on South Western Avenue between 119th St and 135th Street.

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Map of Blue Island

Accessible by the Rock Island and Electric Metra lines.

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The biggest attraction for people who make their way out to Blue Island is to railfan. The major railroad junction along Broadway is very popular among the railfanning community, as the location can see upwards of 100 freight trains in a single day.


Visitors can do some antique shopping around Western & Vermont. Many Hispanic businesses in the area also provide Mexican imports.


Blue Island has a variety of Mexican food. Great pizza at Beggars Pizza (127th & Western) and great international fare at Blue Oasis Cafe (12947 Western Ave).




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Routes through Blue Island
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