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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.




Near South Planning Board
will host its annual
General Membership Meeting & Luncheon
on
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Conference Center
GRANT PARK ROOM

(Across the street from the Hyatt McCormick Hotel - on the west side of King Drive)
2233 S. King Drive
(Enter Parking Lot A via Cermak Road. Park closest to McCormick Hyatt Conference Center/Hertz Rental Car signage)

Registration at 11:30 am
Lunch & Program at 12 Noon

Guest Speaker:
The Honorable Susana Mendoza
State of Illinois Comptroller


Reservations are required. Tickets must be paid in advance.
Ticket Prices
 




Culinary Cultural Crawl


 

March 9, 2017
 
Ticket Prices
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UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE NEAR SOUTH:

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.

2016 Event Sponsors: 

 


          
                           
                                                    


     

 

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