This is part of a monthly comic series about urban planning in Lincoln Square, by artist Sarah Morton.
Guest cartoonist Sarah Morton maps out the issues of neighborhood borders, and other designated areas, in February’s piece.
Why is this information important?
Aside from semantics and general neighborhood pride, it’s important to know your neighborhood boundaries to make sure you’re receiving all the services you’re entitled to as a resident of the city of Chicago. There are many tools out there to help you figure out where you are, specifically this extremely helpful site called “You are here. ”
The Tribune made a convenient side-by-side comparison of the old and new ward boundaries, should you need to check if yours is changing (like mine is) in 2015. This information is particularly helpful in determining who you should be reaching in order to address issues on your street and block.
Sarah hopes to go into more detail in one of her upcoming comics about Lincoln Square’s TIF (Tax Increment Financing) District and how it differs from Lincoln Square’s SSA (Special Service Area) . Look for it down the road as she continues to address urban planning issues in Lincoln Square on 60625 each month.