Being annexed to Chicago in 1893, Rogers Park soon became a fast-growing neighborhood as a result of the Howard street train terminus and it being the nearest place for suburban’s to purchase liquor. With this influx of business and residents –many of which were transient -- to the area came an increase of poverty. Poverty soon spurred urban renewal projects in 1982 that resemble the beautification projects of today. Howard Street – located in the northernmost Chicago neighborhood, Rogers Park – is currently seeing vast construction to combat the heavy crime in the area. With construction crews and police cruisers posted on almost every intersection, as well as community anti-violence groups, Rogers Park hopes to restore its reputation as a booming community.