The landscaping contractor conducts a minimum of two environmentally friendly herbicide sprayings of weeds and grass on the public walkway. Once in mid-June, and subsequent sprays as needed with the final spray no later than mid-August.

The contractor cleans out all dead plant debris and trims large weeds/bushes. Subsequent spraying occurs to maintain/control weed and grass growth in the public walkway.

Seasonal plants and flowers are installed in the hanging baskets along 71st St. in mid-June and in mid-November.  The contractor waters, weeds, prunes, and removes litter to maintain the planted trees, baskets, flowers on sidewalks and corners.

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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.  



1750 E. 71st Street Chicago, IL 60649

1 (773) 955-9508

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