North Lawndale is one of the 77 community areas of the city of Chicago, Illinois, located on the its West Side with a population of 35,063. It is in Cook County. This neighborhood is a commuter's dream with all the public transportation options and has been a popular filming location for many television shows. Those who watch Showtime's "Shameless" will recognize the neighborhood's landmarks. Independence Square, Homan Square Park, Douglas Park Mini Golf, and Benjamin Franklin Park provide neighborhood residents with plenty of opportunities for enjoying the great outdoors.