Forest View is a small village in Cook County located about 9 miles south west of Chicago's Loop. The village received its name for the view of the forest preserves that are west of the incorporated area. The area was originally created as a haven for World War I veterans by attorney Joseph Nosek. In the mid-1920s, Nosek and the other residents were forced to leave by notorious ganger Ralph Capone. Soon after, Forest View gained a new nickname "Caponeville". After Capone's influence on the area ceased, the effects of the Great Depresssion prevented the village from developing. In 1949, Commonwealth Edison built a major generating plant in Forest View, and revenues from the plant gave the town a new outlook. Today, Forest View is seen as one of the trucking capitals of the world, and the village remains primarily an industrial area.
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