West Lakeview, Chicago

A neighborhood steeped in history; this quaint community is located north of Chicago’s busy downtown.  West Lakeview was once home to one of Chicago’s biggest shopping districts and this included Paulina Market and Dinkel’s Bakery, business establishments located along Lincoln and Southport Avenues.  Just a few minutes away from McKinley Family Chiropractic, located in the heart of Irving Park, this vibrant community attracts people from all over the suburbs and the city. Most of the local residents enjoy car-free commuting as the neighborhood is served by many public transportation options. This beautiful northside community also boasts an amazing array of dining, shopping, and entertainment possibilities.  West Lakeview also offers top-rated schools and includes the highly touted Burley and Blaine School Districts.

West Lakeview, Chicago History

The community has a long and storied past, with districts like Wrigleyville and Boystown being central to the diversity and cultural life of the neighborhood. In 1887, Lakeview Township was incorporated and subsequently annexed by the city.  The borders encompassed east to Western Avenue, and from Fullerton Avenue north to Devon Avenue. This is a slightly larger area than the current Lakeview neighborhood today. The name Lakeview came to be because of its closeness to Lake Michigan and the views it offered residents at the time, providing better views of the Chicago River than Lake Michigan which was a bit too far in the east.  The western part of Lakeview was where the city’s biggest shopping districts formed along the Lincoln-Belmont-Ashland intersection. The area was originally settled by farmers from Sweden, Luxembourg, and Germany. Celery was the most important local crop being grown at that time. Several decades later, the popular Wieboldt’s Department Store established itself there in 1917 at the intersection of Lincoln, Belmont, and Ashland Avenues. Today it is long gone but still remains a primary shopping district with many retail stores and businesses.  In 1952, the Lakeview Citizens Council was formed and out of that have developed 9 other smaller residential organizations for the different geographic sections in Lakeview.  The West Lakeview Neighbors was developed in order to provide representation for residents on the western end of Lake View between Racine, Belmont, Ravenswood, and Addison. 2011 saw an expansion of its boundaries to also include the area between Ashland, Addison, Ravenswood, and Irving Park.

The community of West Lakeview is approximately 12,283 residents. It has a predominantly white population around 85.7%, followed by African-Americans and Hispanics. Asian residents amount to about 6.4% of the population of the neighborhood.

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Our Doctors

Dr. Heath McKinley

Dr. McKinley has been committed to serving families in the Chicago area for the past 16 years. His mission is to empower as many people as possible to experience their optimal health potential through genuine care and education.

Dr. Matthew Ray

Dr. Matthew Ray has been committed to serving families in the Chicago area for the past 6 years. Born and raised in South Africa, he has been brought up with a chiropractic lifestyle due to the fact his father is a Chiropractor and went to the same School as he did (Palmer College of Chiropractic).

Our Specialties


If your new born has colic we can help reduce the discomfort. You should not have to deal with colic problems alone.


Are your infant or child having problems with constipation? Let us help relieve them and get them back on a regular routine

Ear Infections

Ear infections in babies and children can be frustrating and overwhelming. Let us help you provide your child a healthier, infection free life style.

Poor Sleep

Are you having problems with your infant or child’s sleeping pattern? Sleep is very important for growth. We can help them sleep better and strengthen their immune.


Attention disorder is common, but not incurable. We can assist in approving your child’s attention helping them keep up with their class mates.


We don’t want to see your child suffer from breathing problems. Asthma too, is curable. We can help your child with their breathing and stamina.

Bed Wetting

Bed wetting is frustrating and embarrassing, especially for your child. Let us help put a stop to it and give your child more confidence.


Have your child or infant been in an accident recently or have any physical disabilities. We specialize in rehabilitating adolescences with any kind of disability or injury.

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  • 2242 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60618
  • (773) 583-4325 CALL or TEXT (Se Habla Espanol)
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Hours of Operation:

  • Monday: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM / 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM / 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed