How is Chicago connected to O’Hare? This tiny strip surrounded by suburbs

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The sliver of Chicago connecting O’Hare Airport to the rest of the city. (Tanveer Ali / DNAinfo)

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O’HARE — Sixty years ago, Chicago lawmakers tried to figure out how to connect the city to what would become O’Hare International Airport.

Many people think the Kennedy Expy., finished in 1960, is the official connector that makes O’Hare contiguous with the city, and therefore an official part of it.

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Others believe it’s Higgins Road. Both groups are wrong, mostly.

The actual “corridor” between the city and O’Hare, dedicated in 1963, is a 185-foot-wide strip along Foster Avenue to the west of River Road.

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