Who we are & What we do.

Area businesses, property owners, and consumers are surveyed about their vision for the neighborhood and the need for specific services. Key findings, such as the area’s cleanliness, walkability, traffic patterns, public transportation, safety issues, building conditions and vacancy rates, provide the information needed for program development and long-term planning.


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  • Public Way Asthetics

    Creating a more attractive commercial environment for consumers. Residents and business owners by installing planters, more trash receptacles. Banners and holiday decorations to create a more vibrant community.

  • Extra Safety

    Armed security guards are on patrol in the district 3-4 days per week on foot and in easily identifiable vehicles.

  • Customer Attraction

    Annual events such as the South Shore Summer Festival, and Connect South Shore bring attention to the great opportunities for fun to the district.

  • Economic Development

    SSA#42 continues to promote local businesses through enhanced website and social media outreach, shop-local initiatives and special events.

SSA #42 Boundaries

71st from Kimbark Ave. to South Shore Drive Stony Island 67th to 73rd on the eastside Stony Island 67th to 79th on the westside Map of the SSA #42 Area (PDF)

What is a Special Service Area?

Special Service Areas are localized tax districts that fund expanded services and programs through a localized property tax levy within a contiguous area. The enhanced services are in addition to those currently provided through the city.   


The South Shore Chamber of Commerce is the proud service provider of SSA #42.  



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5th Ward

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7th Ward

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8th Ward