ABOUT THE WARD

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The 42nd Ward is comprised of seven distinct and vibrant neighborhoods in Downtown Chicago.  The 42nd Ward is home to nearly 100,000 residents, and serves as the weekday home to over 600,000 office workers from across the region. The 42nd Ward is home to our tourism and hospitality industries, and is the economic engine of Chicago.

Downtown Chicago is a wonderful place to make home – with lush parks as well as Chicago’s Lakefront and Riverwalk serving families of all ages. Downtown residents enjoy many of the world’s best restaurants and cultural institutions just steps from their front door.

In recent years, Chicago has made great progress attracting major employers to relocate here, and is one of the fastest-growing tech startup cities in America. Downtown has seen unprecedented investment and growth over the past decade.

The 42nd Ward includes the following neighborhoods:

  • Fulton River District
  • Near West Loop
  • Gold Coast
  • Loop
  • New Eastside
  • River North
  • Streeterville

If you are unsure your residence is within the 42nd Ward, individuals can look up their address to see if they live within the ward boundaries.

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