Business and Development


Alderman Michelle Harris

The 8th Ward is thriving…

The 8th Ward, which covers parts of Avalon Park, Burnside, Calumet Heights, Chatham, South Shore and Greater Grand Crossing, is thriving with small, resident-owned businesses. It is also a Ward on the Rise with many developments currently underway. To ensure that our neighborhood businesses continue to succeed, Alderman Harris urges residents to Shop Local First.

There are major developments coming to the 8th Ward this year that will positively effect the community. The business district, the residential district, and the education availability in the Ward will be experiencing some grand additions.