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Touhy Avenue is a major thoroughfare throughout northern Chicago
Chicago is the largest city in the US state of Illinois. With nearly 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the Midwestern United States and the third most populous in the US, after New York City and Los Angeles...

, Illinois
Illinois is the fifth-most populous state of the United States of America, and is often noted for being a microcosm of the entire country. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal,...

 as well as the north and northwestern suburbs of the city. It is named for Patrick L. Touhy
Patrick L. Touhy
Patrick L. Touhy of Chicago, born in Ireland was a real estate developer instrumental in the subdividing and development of the Rogers Park section of Chicago.-References:...

, a subdivider who was also the son-in-law of Phillip Rogers
Phillip Rogers
Phillip Rogers was a settler of Irish origin who migrated to the Chicago area from Watertown, New York in 1836. He built a cabin on Ridge Avenue and bought a tract of land in the unincorporated area now bounded by Touhy Ave., Western Ave., Ridge Ave., and Morse Ave. from the government for $1.25...

, an early settler who helped develop Rogers Park
Rogers Park, Chicago
Rogers Park is one of the 77 Chicago community areas on the far north side of Chicago, Illinois, and is also the name of the Chicago neighborhood that constitutes most of the community area...

. Points of interest along Touhy Avenue include Loyola Park, the Winston Towers, the Lincolnwood Town Center
Lincolnwood Town Center
Lincolnwood Town Center is a large, middle-tier mall located in Lincolnwood, IL owned by the Simon Property Group, Inc. It has become a regional shopping hub, and has grown greatly in the recent time. The mall caters to middle and upper-middle class customers with over 90 retailers...

, Hebrew Theological College
Hebrew Theological College
The Hebrew Theological College, known as "Skokie Yeshiva," is a Yeshiva in Skokie, Illinois which also functions as a private university on campus. The primary focus of the Yeshiva is to teach Torah and Jewish traditions...

, Village Crossing Shopping Center, the HALO (Shure) Headquarters Building the Leaning Tower YMCA
Leaning Tower of Niles
The Leaning Tower of Niles, Illinois, was completed in 1934 by industrialist Robert Ilg as part of a recreation park for employees of the Ilg Hot Air Electric Ventilating Company of Chicago. It is situated at 6300 W...

, the Pickwick Theatre
Pickwick Theatre
The Pickwick Theatre is an Art Deco movie palace located in Park Ridge, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.Designed by Roscoe Harold Zook, William F. McCaughey, and Alfonso Iannelli, the Pickwick opened in 1928 as a vaudeville stage and movie theatre. It is widely recognized for its marquee and...

, and the northern end of O'Hare International Airport
O'Hare International Airport
Chicago O'Hare International Airport , also known as O'Hare Airport, O'Hare Field, Chicago Airport, Chicago International Airport, or simply O'Hare, is a major airport located in the northwestern-most corner of Chicago, Illinois, United States, northwest of the Chicago Loop...