Printer’s Row

From Congress Parkway south to Roosevelt Road and east from Grant Park to Canal Street is the neighborhood of “Printer’s Row”. It is one of the newer neighborhoods rising majestically south of the Loop.

The magnificently restored Dearborn Street Station train depot, historic point of arrival for thousands of immigrants, provides the southern anchor for the Printer’s Row neighborhood. At one time Printer’s Row was the center of Midwest publishing, and still is proud to host its annual Book Fair in June. This interesting festival features the goods of local publishers, antiquarian volumes from Midwestern booksellers, and a great deal of readings and music.

Much of Printer’s Row’s population consists of affluent singles attracted by loft apartments and a short walk to work in the Loop.

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.