Volga Germans began settling in Illinois in 1888 with the first immigrants from Grimm and Balzer arriving in the Humboldt Park area of Chicago.
PRIMARY SETTLEMENT AREAS
Chicago metro area (not necessarily within the Chicago city limits):
Chicago (Humboldt Park)
Chicago (Jefferson Park)
Chicago (Melrose Park)
Chicago (Roosevelt & Crawford)
Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States (Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974): 110.
Jefferson Park, Chicago (Wikipedia)