City of Chicago


Chicago is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world. And its location is ideal for travel, tourism and business. Chicago is also very much an international city. We are home to more than 26 ethnic groups and collectively speak more than 100 languages. On almost every weekend during the spring, summer and fall, you’ll see an ethnic parade or festival in Chicago. The City has a rich and diverse culture and each day we work to enhance it.

Our vibrant theater, music, art, and fashion communities add to the fabric of life in our City and make Chicago a bold, dynamic place where people want to live, visit, and work. And thanks to our wonderful restaurants that continue to win national and international awards, Chicago has become one of the dining capitals of the world.

Check out the City of Chicago’s website for some great additional information on sporting event schedules, current theatre offerings, and the latest museum exhibits. More »

We hope you will enjoy your stay in beautiful Central Lakeview!



The City of Chicago provides a vast treasure trove of information for all Chicago residents, and those thinking of becoming a resident. Main categories include: Community & Neighborhood, Education & Resources, Find Affordable Housing, Health & Human Services, Home & Property, Street Closures, Things To Do, and Traffic & Transportation. More »



Department of Business Affairs & Licensing
The mission of the Department of Business Affairs and Licensing is to empower businesses to grow and succeed by providing information and services to help businesses act responsibly and create economic vitality and vibrant communities for the people of Chicago.

DBA’s “one-stop-shop” for businesses provides business consultants to guide businesses through the government process. More »