Until the late 1970’s, River North was a haven for warehouses. Today, River North is a well-established art district that caters to the gallery hopper and tourist alike.
Located east from Michigan Avenue to the Chicago River and north from Kinzie to Chicago Avenue, River North is home to “arty” graphic design, photography, video production, and publishing businesses as well as Planet Hollywood, the Rock n’ Roll McDonalds, Ed Debevic’s, and the Hard Rock Café.
The amazing Merchandise Mart (once the largest building in the world) finds its home in the River North. This neighborhood also contains many hotels in a variety or ranges, and with the Gold Coast, Magnificent Mile, and Lincoln Park nearby, it is a hotspot for the cities visitors.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We also recommend that you ask your Real Estate Agent, Leasing Agent, or Land Lord about parking permit requirements in your area.