Who Pays for these services

The services are funded by a tax levy that is paid by business owners and residents. As a resident or business within the SSA #42 boundaries you will receive special services.

SSA #42 Boundaries

71st from Kimbark Ave. to South Shore Drive
Stony Island 67th to 73rd on the eastside
Stony Island 67th to 79th on the westside

How Do I Benefit from the SSA

  • Residents and businesses have a greater sense of safety while working, shopping and living in South Shore
  • A more vibrant and welcoming neighborhood and business district
  • Banners and holiday decorations throughout the year
  • Decals that identify SSA #42 retailers
  • South Shore Summer Festival

These services make visiting the 71st/Stony Island Corridors a beautiful and safe experience.

Area businesses, property owners, and consumers are surveyed about their vision for the neighborhood and the need for specific services. Key findings, such as the area’s cleanliness, walkability, traffic patterns, public transportation, safety issues, building conditions and vacancy rates, provide the information needed for program development and long-term planning.

Public Way Aesthetics

Our goal is to create a more attractive commercial environment for consumers, residents and business owners by installing planters, more trash receptacles, banners and holiday decorations to create a more vibrant community.

Economic Development and Customer Attraction

SSA #42 will continue to promote local business through enhanced website and social media outreach, shop local initiatives and special events.

Special Service Area #42 is the result of the effort of 5th Ward Alderman Leslie A. Hairston and South Shore Chamber Economic Development, Inc.