The Neighborhood Of Greektown

Though it comprises only a few blocks just west of the Loop, Greektown is a fantastic representation of the smells, sounds, and tastes of the Mediterranean. You’ll find authentic Greek shops, bars, and restaurants on Halsted Street between Madison and Van Buren.

Chicago’s Greektown came about in the 1960’s and was the first to introduce the “saganaki” (Greek flaming cheese) to the United States, and ever since the neighborhood has flourished by offering its Old World traditions and Greek cuture with the rest of the city.

Greektown’s ethnic festivals, (like the Taste of Greece, held for three days in August, and the Greek Independence Day Parade in late March) and its street renovation in 1996 have made this area a truly pleasurable sampling of Greek culture.

Important Information For Greektown:

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 We also recommend that you ask your Real Estate Agent, Leasing Agent, or Land Lord about parking permit requirements in your area.