River West

Located north from Grand Avenue to Chicago Avenue and east from the Kennedy Expressway (and the south branch of the Chicago River) to Morgan Street, the “River West” neighborhood is a brand-new loft community rising from warehouses and factories.

This area has recently seen factories and warehouses pushed out by rising rents, to be followed by galleries and businesses leaving River North in search of cheaper rents. River West’s eastern border is made up of Little Italy and Greek Town and is near the Loop, River North, and Printer’s Row, making shopping, entertainment, and large variety of restaurants readily accessible.

The United Center and Harpo Studios are also found in River West. Apartment construction and renovation of lofts is proceeding swiftly, and the area is quickly becoming known as a less-expensive option to River North.

City of Chicago Vehicle Stickers

All Chicago residents driving, parking, leasing and/or owning a vehicle for which they are responsible in the City of Chicago are subject to the Chicago Wheel Tax and must purchase a Chicago City Vehicle Sticker. This includes Chicago residents that maintain their registration outside of the City of Chicago, but use the vehicle in the City. We want motorists to avoid costly tickets: You must purchase a Chicago Vehicle Sticker within 30 days of residing in the City or acquiring a new vehicle to avoid late fees and fines.

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Residential Parking Permits

Chicago’s Residential Parking Permit program is designed to restrict parking on designated residential streets during specified hours, except for the residents of that street, guests of the residents or those who provide a service to the residents. This program helps to ensure that residents of densely populated areas have reasonable access to parking near their residences. Cars parked in violation of this ordinance are ticketed.

The City of Chicago does not mess around. The city has a dillignet parking patrol staff that will ticket you if you are in a spot where a permit you don’t have is required. All spots that require permits are marked with white street signs. Please look out for them!

For more information, contact the city clerk at 312-744-6861 or email info@chicityclerk.com. We also recommend that you ask your Real Estate Agent, Leasing Agent, or Land Lord about parking permit requirements in your area.