Uptown has always been a community where people from diverse backgrounds have come together. Community leaders are transforming that diversity into energy for positive change in the neighborhood bounded by Montrose, Foster, Clark and the lake.
With area apartment buildings undergoing rehab, developers are hoping young urban professionals will be attracted to Uptown by the affordable rents, excellent transportation and the beaches. The commercial strip on Argyle Street continues to show signs of rebirth.

Argyle Street is an economic dynamo similar to a shopping mall, which attracts customers and generates substantial income for business owners and tax revenues for Chicago,” according to a study which reports that merchants generate $30 million in annual income, as well as 300 jobs.

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.