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Welcome to the Near South Side


Chicago's Near South is a community reborn. It is home to thriving businesses, five historic districts, covers at least eight TIF Districts; and includes major Cultural and Educational institutions in the City of Chicago. Looking today at the area just south of the Loop, from Lake Michigan west to the Chicago River, you'll find a vibrant place where you can live, work, play, study, and shop.


UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE NEAR SOUTH:


The Board of Directors of the
Near South Planning Board
Cordially invite you to attend our
68th Annual Membership Meeting & Luncheon

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue

11:15 a.m. - Registration & Reception
12:00 noon - Luncheon & Program

Guest Speaker:
Michael P. Kelly
General Superintendent & Chief Executive Officer
Chicago Park District

Activity in the Near South Side has certainly picked up this year. Not only have we seen new residential developments on the rise, but the Chicago Park District has been equally busy. This past year alone we've heard about plans for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art coming to the Near South Side, Grant Park's three-acre skate park, Fred Anderson Park, Northerly Island's updated plans, and now comes word of the museum campus transportation plan.

General Superintendent Michael Kelly will speak on some of these topics and more when he addresses our group at the upcoming annual meeting. Please make plans to attend and invite your colleagues as well.

Reservations are required. Seats are limited!
RSVP with check by Monday, October 20th for early bird prices.
(Ticket prices increase by $5 online, at the door & after October 20th.)
Click here for Reply Card or pay below.

Consider being a sponsor for this event.
-Bronze Sponsor - $1,200 (2 tickets)
-Silver Sponsor - $2,000 (1 Table)
-Gold Sponsor - $3,000 (1Prime Table)
-Platinum Sponsor - $4,000 (1 Prime Table + a seat at head table)

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THE NEAR SOUTH SIDE - A PLACE TO LIVE, PLAY AND WORK
From young singles to empty-nesters, people are finding homes in new high-rise towers, in rehabilitated coach houses, in lofts converted from old warehouses, or in communities of new townhouses.
Explore our diverse neighborhoods and visit the restaurants, retail shops, museums, galleries and historic sites of spots like Printers Row, Chinatown, the Prairie Avenue Historic District, Motor Row, and Central Station for just a start. Experience amazing events at McCormick Place, the nation's largest convention center; or peruse the White Sox schedule for a home game at U.S. Cellular Field.
All in all, the Near South encompasses many amenities from retail, health care, fitness, churches, hospitals... the essentials that link you to the community. It's also a center for education. Over 24 colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning call the Near South home.

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Harold Washington Literary Dinner
PROUD SUPPORTERS OF
THE NEAR SOUTH
PLANNING BOARD