Calumet City, Illinois, affectionately referred to as “Cal City” by its residents, was founded in 1893 when the villages of Schrumville and Sobieski Park merged under the name of West Hammond. In 1924, citizens voted to officially change the town’s name from West Hammond to Calumet City. Cal City is located southwest of the city of Chicago. It was made famous as the birthplace of Joliet Jake and Elwood, the main characters in the iconic film, Blues Brothers. Calumet City offers its residents and visitors lots to do, including the activities in this article. While you’re visiting, don’t forget to stop by the Calumet City Neighborhood AmeriCash Loans location.